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Masterpiece: Breathless

In 1961 London, when abortion was illegal and the Pill a rare commodity, the brilliant, charismatic surgeon Otto Powell (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean) presides over a busy hospital gynecology ward. With a passionate commitment to the women he treats, Powell provides safe and highly illegal abortions in private practice.

Episodes

Season 1
Otto and Elizabeth’s strange marriage becomes plain. Jean forms an unlikely bond with...
Season 1
A procedure goes wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. Richard meets an old friend. Elizabeth...
Season 1
Otto, a surgeon married to Elizabeth, has eyes for new nurse Angela. Angela’s sister,...

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In 1961 London, surgeon Otto Powell presides over a busy gynecology ward.

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