Breathless

1960s Medical Drama 'Breathless' Comes to Masterpiece This Summer

It’s official: Splashy-looking British period drama Breathless is set to premiere on Masterpiece this summer.

The drama follows the lives of a group of doctors and nurses in a 1960s London hospital, a world in which everything and everyone has their place. But underneath this veneer simmers a cauldron of lies, deceptions and guilty secrets, driven by love, ambition and sex. To be honest, it sounds (and even looks!) a bit like a medical drama version of AMC’s critical darling Mad Men.

Get Your First Look at 1960s Medical Drama 'Breathless', Coming to PBS in 2014!

Another British series has joined the list of intriguing imports we can expect from across the pond next year – period drama Breathless will be coming to Masterpiece next year on PBS stations nationwide.

The upcoming six-part drama will focus on the lives of a group of doctors and nurses working in a London hospital in the 1960s. The series is set in a busy gynecology unit in 1961, during a time when abortion was still illegal, the contraceptive pill was only just available to married women and moral codes were shifting.

Read on for more details.