Starring Jack Davenport, Breathless follows the lives of a group of doctors and nurses working in a London hospital, a world in which everything and everyone has their place. But underneath the shiny veneer simmers a cauldron of lies, deception and guilty secrets, driven by love, ambition and sex.
The series opens in 1961, a time when Britain was on the brink of the Sixties revolution - abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women. Set in and around a busy Gynaecology unit, medicine becomes the perfect stage to play out the shifting and complex moral codes of early 1960s society.
Otto Powell (Davenport), is a brilliant and charismatic surgeon, who passionately believes he can make a difference to women's lives. His marriage to the elegant Elizabeth (Natasha Little) appears to be idyllic - as beautiful people living the consumerist dream, they are the envy of our other couples. But Otto and Elizabeth are hiding a devastating secret, an event in their past which could shatter the careful illusion they have created.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.