Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.The Royal featuring Michelle Hardwick and Scott Taylor has one or more episodes free on Tubi TV. It's a drama show with 90 episodes over 8 seasons. The Royal is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (461 votes).
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Season 1Tubi TV
S01 E01Jan 19, 2003
First Impressions Jan 19, 2003 Dr. David Cheriton arrives at St. Aidan's Royal Free Hospital in Elsinby, newly qualified and keen to impress at his job interview - only to discover they aren't even expecting him. Meanwhile, Dr. Jill Weatherill's professional competence is called into question during a home visit, and hospital porter Ken Hopkirk's efforts to put up a television aerial end in disaster.
S01 E02Jan 26, 2003
Second Time Around Jan 26, 2003 A romantic escapade goes horribly wrong when a young couple are involved in a motorbike accident, and the tragic events of the night leave the staff of St Aiden's struggling to heal more than just a broken heart. Dr. Ormerod grows suspicious when one of his patients is uneasy about returning home, but an investigation by Matron soon reveals the reasons for his reluctance. Meanwhile, Ken and Alun face trouble when a plague of rodents looks set to close down the hospital - but is local rogue Claude Greengrass really the best person to ask for advice?
S01 E03Feb 2, 2003
Coffin Fit Feb 2, 2003 Claude Greengrass causes a kerfuffle with a coffin containing the remains of his deceased sister and a mysterious phone call only serves to raise suspicions. Jill Weatherill has trouble with a patient who refuses to accept her condition, while Dr. Cheriton panics when he arrives at the scene of an accident bereft of vital medical equipment.
S01 E04Feb 9, 2003
Sister of Mercy Feb 9, 2003 Sister Bridget discovers a baby on the steps of the hospital. PC Bellamy and Dr. Alway link it to a girls disappearance for a couple of days. Dr. Alway sets out to find the girl and informs her shocked parents that their daughter has had a baby.
S01 E05Feb 16, 2003
Immediate Care Feb 16, 2003 Dr. Cheriton has the unenviable task of informing a patient she has little time to live, and the situation soon prompts the wedding of the year. Arriving at the scene of an accident at the railway station, Dr. Ormerod is forced to make a drastic decision, but an oncoming train signals disaster. Gambling fever grips the hospital when a champion jockey is admitted and, as always, Greengrass is in the thick of the furore.
S01 E06Feb 23, 2003
Kiss and Tell Feb 23, 2003 The cause of a schoolboy's illness is found too close to home, while a bit of teamwork brings Ormerod and Weatherill closer than they expect. Cheriton's flatwarming party goes with a bang, and Ventress spots an impostor on the ward.
S01 E07Mar 2, 2003
Crash Mar 2, 2003 A serious coach crash throws the Royal into chaos, and for one member of the staff, the incident proves exceptionally traumatic. Cheriton has a bombshell for Nurse Taylor.
Season 2Tubi TV
S02 E01May 24, 2003
All at Sea May 24, 2003 Gordon struggles to cope following the coach crash which left his wife horrifically injured and turns for comfort to colleague Jill, who tries to persuade him to take time off work. Meanwhile, a woman arrives at the Royal requiring an emergency hysterectomy following an illegal abortion, and pleads that the whole affair be kept secret from her fiance, and Greengrass is shocked to discover he has a long-lost daughter.
S02 E02May 31, 2003
Snakes and Ladders May 31, 2003 A teenage boy is brought into the Royal having fallen from a cliff, but it soon emerges that the incident was a suicide attempt as evidence of extreme depression comes to the surface. Cheriton contacts the youngster's psychiatrist but is taken aback when electroshock therapy is suggested as a form of treatment, so ventures to the family home to recommend an alternative â€” only for tragedy to strike. Meanwhile, a hypochondriac causes chaos at the hospital when she insists her dog be treated following a snake bite, and a heart-to-heart between Weatherill and Ormerod leads to a passionate kiss.
S02 E03Jun 7, 2003
Thicker Than Water Jun 7, 2003 Sister Brigid has a crisis of faith over a mother whose life is in danger. Family secrets are exposed when a hunting trip ends in tragedy, and Ken and Harper clash over the hospital laundry.
S02 E04Jun 14, 2003
Wishing and Hoping Jun 14, 2003 A frantic mother and father bring their daughter to the Royal for whooping cough treatment, and Cheriton is shocked to hear the girl hasn't been vaccinated because of her parents' fears of the side-effects. Tragically, the youngster dies - leaving the worried staff to cope with an influx of children in need of immunisation.
S02 E05Jun 21, 2003
One of Those Days Jun 21, 2003 Ormerod rushes to help following a boating accident, but realises he's been sent to the wrong location, and when he finally arrives at the disaster scene, his efforts to save a man's life prove futile. On returning to the hospital, he angrily chastises Lizzie for the misinformation - only to realise he was too hasty in blaming her. Can he make amends? Meanwhile, PC Ventress comes to the Royal with two men who had been fighting over a girl, and one promptly collapses due to a brain haemorrhage. Weatherill faces a testing time when she helps deliver a baby which is tragically stillborn and nurse Meryl reveals she suspects she may be pregnant.
S02 E06Jun 28, 2003
The Last Waltz Jun 28, 2003 As preparations get under way for the Royal's charity ball, Ken Hopkirk is forced to rescue the band hired for the evening when their van breaks down en route. Meanwhile, Dr. Weatherill faces a traumatic time as one of her patients discovers she has contracted syphilis and Dr. Ormerod resolves to move on when it emerges that his wife will not recover from her coma.
Season 3Tubi TV
S03 E01Nov 16, 2003
The Unbreakable Chain Nov 16, 2003 A student nurse causes quite a stir when she arrives in the middle of the night, while Ken and Alun contend with a farming family suffering a crisis. Brigid and Jill deliver a Down's syndrome baby whose parents don't want anything to do with it, and Lizzie's crash diet has alarming consequences.
S03 E02Nov 23, 2003
If Not for You Nov 23, 2003 Tragedy strikes at the Royal v Ashfordly General rugby match, as Cheriton dives to score a try, only to be pounced on by opponents. It soon emerges that his injuries are serious, and Ormerod rushes to help his colleague - but his efforts prove futile and Cheriton dies at the scene. Meanwhile, Alun is involved in a road accident caused by a man who recently suffered a stroke, and student nurse Samantha Beaumont fails to impress Matron and Sister Brigid by putting pink sheets on the ward's beds.
S03 E03Nov 30, 2003
Doing the Rounds Nov 30, 2003 New GP and anaesthetist Dr. Jeffrey Goodwin has a tough first day at work when he witnesses a car crash, gets attacked by one of the drivers involved and has his own vehicle and possessions stolen on his way to The Royal. After recovering from his injuries, Goodwin treats local landowner Lord Firminger who's collapsed on his estate, and gets off to a shaky start with Rose by asking him to perform emergency surgery on a cancer victim. Back at the hospital, Cheriton's mother Annette arrives to collect her dead son's things, surprising staff nurse Meryl Taylor by revealing a photo of a fiancee she never knew about.
S03 E04Dec 7, 2003
Consequences Dec 7, 2003 Ormerod faces a difficult dilemma when Caroline's father Henry turns up suggesting they turn off her life-support machine, having done all they can, but the guilt-ridden doctor wonders whether he'd only be letting her die so he can be with Weatherill. Meanwhile, Goodwin puts his career on the line when he allows a member of the public to cure a back injury, student nurse Samantha Beaumont is less than impressed by a date with theatre technician Alun Morris and a patient's pet parrot causes chaos in the hospital.
S03 E05Dec 14, 2003
Poison Dec 14, 2003 The Health Authority announce they plan to reorganise management at The Royal, leaving Mr Harper less than keen to re-apply for his job, so Ken and Alun decide to convince him otherwise by moving him into a luxurious new office - but their plans end in disaster after he accidentally spoons cockroach poison into his tea. Meanwhile, Goodwin's medical skills are questioned when he wrongly accuses a cafe of making a local jazz band ill and a dinner party turns murderous for Ormerod and Weatherill when their host reveals he suspects his wife is trying to kill him.
S03 E06Dec 21, 2003
Famous for a Day Dec 21, 2003 The staff are excited by the arrival of a TV film crew at the hospital, especially Mr Harper, who is desperate to be caught on camera - and it looks like his dreams of stardom may be about to come true when Mr Middleditch gives him an important job for the broadcast. Elsewhere, the atmosphere is much more tense, as Dr. Ormerod and nurse Meryl Taylor are called out to help a boy who has been trapped below the surface of an icy lake for 20 minutes - and to make matters worse, the ambulance carrying the unconscious lad back to hospital gets caught in a snowdrift. On a lighter note, Ray Piper is brought in with a huge bump on his head - and there's much hilarity when it turns out his wife has hit him with a frozen turkey. But before the day is out, he's not the only member of his family to be admitted.
S03 E07Dec 28, 2003
Skin Deep Dec 28, 2003 Brigid arrives at a decision and Lucy Klein is disturbed by the unscheduled reappearance of a figure from the past. Mr. Harper rests on his laurels, certain his future is assured, while Ormerod and Weatherill reveal they are about to end their relationship - only to find the news is already common knowledge.
Season 4Tubi TV
S04 E01Dec 5, 2004
For Better for Worse Dec 5, 2004 Jill and Gordon's wedding day finally arrives, but a huge explosion at a nearby care home disrupts proceedings in spectacular fashion. As the Royal staff help pull the elderly residents out of the rubble, the horrifying truth behind the cause of the accident is discovered.
S04 E02Dec 12, 2004
Beggars and Choosers Dec 12, 2004 Mr. Harper prepares for the arrival of an important private patient, who proves useful when a badly injured teenager is brought in after an industrial accident after Dr. Goodwin puts his career on the line to fight for justice for the accident victim. Sister Brigid helps a terminally ill alcoholic called Rory, and Lizzie comes to terms with her husband's recent behaviour and looks ahead to the future.
S04 E03Dec 19, 2004
No Room for Ravers Dec 19, 2004 A routine visit turns into a nightmare for Jill when she is taken hostage by a psychologically damaged ex-prisoner of war, who has barricaded himself into his house and booby-trapped the surrounding land with mines. Meanwhile, Harper is spotted paying frequent visits to a woman in town and Alun is suspended from duty when his noisy band practice causes a woman to slip and break her hip.
S04 E04Jan 9, 2005
The Rose Queen Jan 9, 2005 Dr. Weatherill is involved in an air rescue to save an unconscious girl and finds herself braving a cliff abseil to reach the youngster. Dr. Ormerod faces a difficult time when he misdiagnoses a patient who is left fighting for life later in hospital. Sister Brigid has an accident on her bike, while Harper faces a staff revolt.
S04 E05Jan 16, 2005
It's What's on the Inside That Counts Jan 16, 2005 New recruit Thelma Parker catches the eye of Harper, but proves to be less popular with the rest of the team, and an injured boxer causes concern for the staff at the hospital. Dr. Weatherill finds herself caught in an ethical battle when the parents of a dangerously ill baby refuse treatment, while Samantha receives unwanted news.
S04 E06Jan 23, 2005
Duty Bound Jan 23, 2005 Samantha struggles to cope with the reality of her recent discovery and takes desperate action which leaves her life hanging in the balance. Frankie and Gordon attempt a daring rescue to help a teenager in danger on the weir, while Ken has something to hide from Harper. Jeff's casual encounter with a friend of Lizzie's suddenly turns serious when he realises his career could be at risk.
S04 E07Jan 30, 2005
Sins of the Father Jan 30, 2005 Nurse Stella Davenport arrives at the Royal with a less than favourable reputation, and soon causes a stir among the staff and patients as rumours about her circulate the hospital. Matron and Harper discover a new approach to interviewing when they try to fill a ward domestic vacancy, while Dr. Ormerod is left to deal with the dramatic aftermath of a domestic dispute, and Lizzie realises her new scooter might have been an ill-advised purchase.
Season 5Tubi TV
S05 E01Mar 12, 2006
Loved and Lost Mar 12, 2006 Dr. Ormerod returns to work after his accident, but when his brusque treatment of a hypochondriac schoolgirl ends in tragedy, it's clear he still needs time to recover. New nurse Catherine Deane starts her rounds on the wards, and Mr. Middleditch has a surprise announcement to make.
S05 E02Mar 19, 2006
Cometh the Hour Cometh the Man Mar 19, 2006 Mr. Middleditch brings his reign to an end as he hands over the ledgers to the new administrator - having craftily secured the hospital's future. Dr. Ormerod's plaster comes off, Mr. Rose risks his own skin to save a friend during a game of golf, and a trivial accident leads a family to make a major and heartbreaking discovery.
S05 E03Mar 26, 2006
Thinking Too Hard Mar 26, 2006 A local nightclub owner is admitted with symptoms of poisoning, and his son is quick to point the finger of suspicion at his father's glamorous wife. Frankie is shocked to see Dr. Ormerod doubt himself as they tend to a drunken farmer after a tractor accident, while Dr. Goodwin deals with a case of domestic abuse and a stationery salesman takes a shine to Lizzie.
S05 E04Apr 1, 2006
Seeking Refuge Apr 1, 2006 Dr. Goodwin is accused of taking sides when he goes too far to help a woman who claims her husband is hitting her, and there is a mystery to solve when a patient is admitted under a false name. Meanwhile, Dr. Ormerod's strange behaviour shows signs of becoming worse - and Frankie fears the surgeon is becoming addicted to his medication.
S05 E05Apr 8, 2006
Fever Apr 8, 2006 The hospital has its hands full when a typhoid epidemic breaks out in the community. Things get worse as the disease's source is traced back to the wards and staff struggle to locate it. Dr. Weatherill is forced to reprimand Dr. Ormerod after catching him sleeping on the job - but also has a startling piece of news to give him.
S05 E06Apr 15, 2006
Letting Go Apr 15, 2006 Frankie faces trouble when someone tries to steal his motorbike
S05 E07Sep 16, 2006
Love Is All You Need Sep 16, 2006 When a day at the beach ends in tragedy for a local family, Carnegie questions Weatherill's competence. An outraged Dr Ormerod leaps to Jill's defence, but divulges her condition in doing so.
Season 6Tubi TV
S06 E01Mar 25, 2007
Absent Friends Mar 25, 2007 Weatherill decides to return to work after having a baby. A local family prove a handful for the hospital staff. In Africa, Goodwin faces the horrors of war and makes a promise to a dying woman - but can he keep his word?
S06 E02Mar 31, 2007
Home And Dry Mar 31, 2007 Goodwin returns to England with Nkeshi, but his plans for her future face some opposition. A singing superstar requires a hospital stay but Frankie almost loses his job when the paparazzi catch them in flagrante.
S06 E03Apr 7, 2007
Hoping For The Best Apr 7, 2007 When a mother falls seriously ill, staff at the hospital are faced with a dilemma.
S06 E04Apr 14, 2007
Fear Of The Expected Apr 14, 2007 Lady Isabella Martindale has had a horse riding accident and is driven to THE ROYAL by her Chauffeur Tom, who Lizzie takes an instant liking to! Whilst Mr Rose diagnoses Lady Isabella with a broken ankle, Adam Carnegie tries to charm her into making a donation to the private wards.
S06 E05Apr 21, 2007
Dr Who? Apr 21, 2007 Due to a mix-up over the job offer two new doctors arrive at the hospital to take up the position. Meanwhile, Catherine makes her feelings clear to Carnegie about their relationship and Stella's night out ends badly.
S06 E06Apr 28, 2007
Cursed and Blessed Apr 28, 2007 An expectant mother attends for treatment, but is harassed by her ex-husband. Stella is relieved to find she has not contracted an infection from her attacker, but suffers accusations of lying to save her reputation. Meanwhile, Sister Brigid makes a misguided suggestion, and a surprise visitor from overseas forces Goodwin to reconsider his future plans.
S06 E07Sep 15, 2007
Starting Over Sep 15, 2007 Mr Middleditch makes a surprise return to the hospital in the back of an ambulance, having hurt his ankle while fishing. Stella grudgingly welcomes Marian McKaig as her room-mate, but the new nurse quickly catches Alun's eye. Meanwhile, a frantic mother calls for Mike's help at a hippie commune, where her hostile husband is refusing help from the outside world.
Season 7Tubi TV
S07 E01Jun 21, 2008
Against All Odds Jun 21, 2008 Susie and Carnegie's relationship is the talk of the hospital. Marian is stunned when she discovers Susie didn’t sleep in her bed last night and wastes no time in filling in Lizzie. Meanwhile, Jack is shocked when he spots Susie and Carnegie kissing in the back of Carnegie’s steamed up Jaguar!
S07 E02Jun 28, 2008
On the Road Jun 28, 2008 Dr Burnett is tending to 11 year old Mandy McMorrow, she’s been brought in to casualty with a fever by her father, who is a single parent. Burnett suggests she takes a few days off school and rest at home. However, Mr McMorrow is an out of work teacher with a job interview to go to and no one to look after his daughter. Feeling he has no choice, he persuades Mandy’s friend, Gail, to miss school and keep her company while he’s out. Will he regret his irresponsible actions?
S07 E03Jul 5, 2008
Blood's Thicker Than Water Jul 5, 2008 Weatherill is concerned when she discovers Sister Brigid has been looking for prospective parents to adopt Moira’s baby and has already arranged for her to have the baby in a Catholic mother and baby nursing home. Is Moira aware of her sister’s plans?
S07 E04Jul 12, 2008
Slings and Arrows Jul 12, 2008 Ormerod and Weatherill have accompanied Sister Brigid to Ireland for Moira’s funeral. As they arrive at the church, Omerod struggles with his emotions, feeling he could have done more to save Moira. Brigid’s sure the baby’s father won’t come clean but Weatherill catches a glimpse between Sister Brigid and local police man, Sergeant O’Malley and quickly realises he’s the father. He’s a married man and it’s clear his wife has no idea.
S07 E05Jul 19, 2008
To Love and to Lose Jul 19, 2008 In Ireland, Sister Brigid has accepted that she’ll have to give up her life as a nun for the baby and prays for the Lord’s understanding. Ormerod is concerned Brigid is making a mistake but she feels it’s her duty. He voices his concerns to her and her parents, but she’s upset when her father suggests the baby is adopted by a childless Catholic couple. Brigid’s in turmoil and Ormerod and Weatherill decide to stay in Ireland another day to offer her support and advice while she makes this life changing decision.
S07 E06Dec 14, 2008
Stolen Dreams Dec 14, 2008 Weatherill and Ormerod have returned from Ireland and are back at The Royal, much to everyone’s relief. However, Sister Brigid is put out that Weatherill has come to work so soon and has left baby Aisling with a nanny who they’ve only just met. Is she regretting her decision to let them adopt her niece? Will she let them get on with raising Aisling and stop interfering?
S07 E07Dec 21, 2008
Home From The Hill Dec 21, 2008 As the hospital staff come to terms with the loss of Stella and Frankie, everyone’s surprised when an attractive surfer, who crashes into Dr Burnett’s car, turns out to be the new ambulance driver, Bobby.Alun is getting ready for a gig in town with his new band and deafens everyone while he practices in the porter’s office. Marian reasons that they should all go and watch the gig as Stella loved a good night out and wouldn’t want to see her friends sitting in every night. However, when Dr Burnett explains he can’t go as he’s on call, Marian is soon charmed by Bobby, who agrees to be her date to the gig. Will Marian turn to Bobby for a good time?
Season 8Tubi TV
S08 E01Jul 11, 2009
Safe As Houses Jul 11, 2009 Ormerod and Weatherill accompany Brigid back to Ireland for Moira's funeral and uncover some shocking family secrets. The new locum is thrown in at the deep end.
S08 E02Jul 18, 2009
Counting Chickens Jul 18, 2009 Dr Ellis confronts local prejudice when he discovers that one of his patients has contracted a rare disease abroad. Jack and Alun hatch a scheme to raise chickens.
S08 E03Jul 25, 2009
These Foolish Things Jul 25, 2009 Dr Weatherill treats a schoolgirl whose crush on her teacher is out of control. Ormerod and Ellis attempt a cliff rescue. Jack and Alun look for treasure.
S08 E04Jun 4, 2011
Any Old Iron Jun 4, 2011 Mr Middleditch has come in to St Aidan's hospital, accompanied by his wife, for a routine operation. Noticing that Mrs Middleditch looks unwell, the hospital decides to give her a blood transfusion. Distracted by the attentions of a rich divorced playboy, who has promised to marry her, Susie Dixon administers the wrong blood, which later results in serious consequences for both her and the patient.
S08 E05Jun 11, 2011
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now Jun 11, 2011 A new student nurse arrives at the Royal. Lizzie falls for a motorcycle stunt rider who is convinced he’s destined to live fast, die young. But Dr Ormerod comes up with a different diagnosis.
S08 E06Jun 10, 2011
Please Release Me Jun 10, 2011 A patient with cancer dies unexpectedly after a visit from Dr Ormerod, and the grieving family point the finger at him. Dr Omerod is arrested on suspicion of murder – how will he prove his innocence?Dr Ralph Ellis holds a clinic at the local prison and is concerned about the mental health of one of his patients. When a full scale riot breaks out, Ralph’s trapped. Will he escape unscathed?
S08 E07Jun 25, 2011
Tutti Fritti Jun 25, 2011 A secret from Jean’s past resurfaces when the wife of a former lover arrives at the Royal and accuses Jean of being up to her old tricks. When things take a shocking turn Jean is forced to reconsider her future as well as her past.