TV show Angels shot in Coventry

by Ben Glass
January 2, 2010

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SCENES for the long-running TV drama Angels were filmed in Coventry.

Walsgrave Hospital was used for exterior shots on the BBC series broadcast between 1975 and 1983.

The show followed the lives of six student nurses at the fictitious St Angela's Hospital in Battersea, London.

Producer Julia Smith went on to help create Eastenders and the series launched the career of Pauline Quirke – star of the long-running comedy Birds of a Feather.

According to Angels fan site www.stangelas.homestead.com the show was groundbreaking.

Webmaster Kev Price said: “The show was much grittier than any medical drama that had gone before, and reflected the fact that Britain, especially London, was indeed a multi-cultural society by featuring Asian and Afro-Caribbean actresses in leading roles at a time when the vast majority of faces seen on TV were white, middle-class and male.”

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