2006 – Vital Signs

Created by: Foz Allan, Kate Crowe
Original Network: ITV
Number of Episodes: 5 (that Gugu has starred in)
Production year: 2006
Original release: April 20, 2006 – May 25, 2006
Running time: 60 Minutes
Other cast: Tamzin Outhwaite, Steven Waddington, Fraser Ayres
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Rhoda Bradley (Tamzin Outhwaite) works as a frustrated supermarket check out assistant, with a rather challenging domestic life, being the mother of three children that one of them has Cystic Fibrosis. When Rhoda’s daughter is rushed to the hospital due to severe abdominal pain, Rhoda discovers the health service has been keen to recruit older people from “ordinary backgrounds” like hers, and finds herself enthusiastic to become a doctor. However, despite her enthusiasm, there are a lot of obstacles in Rhoda’s way – both from Inside her family, (her husband Tony (Steven Waddington) reluctantly agrees to the plan because he’s worried about financial problems, and her sister Maddy (Beth Goddard), that always wanted to be the family doctor and wound up being a nurse works in the same hospital where Rhoda is going to be trained and is very unhappy with her choice) and outside her family (Dr. Linsay (Anton Lesser), her personal tutor in the program, doesn’t seems to think too highly of her)