All Saints (season 11)
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|All Saints (season 11)|
2008 Season DVD
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Original release||12 February– 25 November 2008|
The eleventh season of the long-running Australian medical drama All Saints began airing on 12 February 2008 and concluded with episode 40 on 25 November 2008.
Cast and characters
|Ryan, VonVon Ryan||McGrath, JudithJudith McGrath||ED Nurse, Patient Liaison Nurse||418 - 457|
|Beaumont, CharlotteCharlotte Beaumont||Macintosh, TammyTammy Macintosh||ED Doctor||418 - 457|
|Campion, FrankFrank Campion||Howard, JohnJohn Howard||Director of Emergency Medicine (Doctor)||418 - 457|
|Quade, JackJack Quade||Traval, WilWil Traval||ED Doctor||418 - 456|
|Goldman, DanDan Goldman||Priestley, MarkMark Priestley||Nurse; Nursing Unit Manager||418 - 456|
|West, BartholomewBartholomew West||Supanz, AndrewAndrew Supanz||ED Doctor||418 - 457|
|Jaegar, GabrielleGabrielle Jaegar||Gay, VirginiaVirginia Gay||Nursing Unit Manager||418 - 457|
|Gallagher, ZoeZoe Gallagher||Cratchley, AllisonAllison Cratchley||2IC of Emergency Medicine (Doctor)||418 - 437|
|Templeton, EricaErica Templeton||Anderson, JoleneJolene Anderson||ED Nurse||418 - 449|
|Vlasek, MiklosMiklos Vlasek||Waters, JohnJohn Waters||Surgical Registrar||418 - 457|
|Taylor, SteveSteve Taylor||Campbell, JackJack Campbell||ED Doctor||418 - 457|
|Rossi, AdamAdam Rossi||Gamblin, KipKip Gamblin||ED Doctor||453 - 457|
|Anderson, ClaireClaire Anderson||Scott Lynch, EllaElla Scott Lynch||ED Nurse||454 - 457|
|Fielding, AmyAmy Fielding||Bidstrup, AlixAlix Bidstrup||Nurse||443 - 457|
The season opens by following up with the cliffhanger of the final episode of the previous season in which the ED is held at gunpoint by three intruders. The bomb set up by the intruders goes off, blowing up the Pathology lab.
Von has a traumatic experience on a house call in which she is harshly reminded of a time when was sexually assaulted thirty years ago. She faces up to this secret she has been carrying and tells Gabrielle.
Ann-Marie's health deteriorates she initially refuses treatment but Bart persuades her into doing so. As her battle against cancer becomes harder for her to fight, she discontinues treatment, leaving Bart traumatised. After arguing with her that treatment is the best option, Bart finally respects her decision. Ann-Marie passes away in Bart's arms in her apartment.
Frank's conflict with hospital administration continues. He makes a disparaging comments about hospital administration to the media in the aftermath of the bomb blast which nearly costs him his job. Oliver Marone uses Elizabeth Foy as a mole to try to get Frank to admit that he was the whistle-blower in the 'faulty bed' incident. At the pinnacle of the conflict Franks resigns as head of ED with Oliver pushing for Zoe to become the new head of the ED. A short time later, Oliver discovers how closely knit the ED team are and pleads that Frank returns to hold the ED together. Zoe leaves All Saints hospital for a position at St Angela's. Mike donates his kidney to his son. Erica disappears and is found murdered and Dan also disappears.
Mark Priestley's Death
Actor Mark Priestley, who played Dan Goldman on the show, took his own life on 27 August 2008. As a result, the show's final two episodes had to be re-filmed. It is presumed that the nature of these episodes, in which Mark's on-screen wife goes missing, led Mark to suicide. The Seven Network paid tribute with a video clip in the following episode, along with actor John Howard in a plea to all those suffering from depression to get help.
As a result of Mark's death, the on-screen wife, played by Jolene Anderson was killed off the show as Jolene believed she could not go on playing the role. Mark's final episode was aired on 18 November.
The Seven Network faced potential legal action after the airing of episode 432, "Never Tell" on 27 May 2008. The episode suggested that children with Down Syndrome are a result of incestuous relationships, provoking advocacy group Down Syndrome Australia to lodge a complaint with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Australian Communications and Media Authority, insisting that major advertisers in the show's timeslot boycott it and asking for a public apology from Seven. In the episode, a brother and sister are told that their unborn child is at risk of developing Down Syndrome as a result of their sexual relationship - according to Down Syndrome Australia, there is no evidence to support such a claim:
All Saints has stigmatised every person with Down syndrome and their families. We already know of one instance where a child has been victimised because of this episode.— Peter Sloan, Down Syndrome Australia
Seven responded with an apology through a newspaper on 2 June.
All Saints values its audience and has the greatest respect for their commitment to the program.
Without reservation, to any members of the audience who have found an element of a recent story offensive, Channel Seven apologises.
Down Syndrome Australia rejected the apology on 3 June, saying that the Seven Network's response was insufficient.:
We're not going to accept a wishy-washy attempt at an apology that's come second-hand through a newspaper. They must say once and for all that there is categorically no link between Down syndrome and incest. We'll give them the opportunity to make a retraction during tonight's episode before we formally pursue legal advice and write official letters of complaint to the show's advertisers.— Catherine McAlpine, Down Syndrome Victoria
Until there's a formal recognition of error, it's not enough. First they flat refused to apologise at all, and now they've apologised if they happened to offended anyone. The next step is to broadcast a message saying 'if we implied Down syndrome is a product of incestuous relationships, we were wrong. It's an easy thing to do and the only way to put this thing to bed.— Peter Sloan, Down Syndrome Australia
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Australian viewers|
|417||1||"Against the Wall (Part 2)"||Peter Fisk||Sean Nash||12 February 2008||1.155|
|418||2||"The Simple Things"||Geoffrey Cawthorn||Louise Crane-Bowes||19 February 2008||1.152|
|419||3||"Comfort Zone"||Lynn Hegarty||Peter Dick & Lily Taylor||26 February 2008||1.152|
|420||4||"Event Horizon"||Lynn-Maree Danzey||Jeff Truman & Linda Stainton||4 March 2008||1.021|
|421||5||"Caught in a Trap"||Nicholas Buffalo||Sally Webb||11 March 2008||1.172|
|422||6||"Careful What You Wish For"||Geoffrey Cawthorn||Trent Atkinson||18 March 2008||1.093|
|423||7||"Little Decisions"||Peter Fisk||Martin McKenna||25 March 2008||1.297|
|424||8||"Beginnings"||Martin Sacks||Denise Morgan||1 April 2008||1.073|
|425||9||"When Tomorrow Comes"||Nicholas Buffalo||Sam Meikle||8 April 2008||1.077|
|426||10||"Out of the Fire"||Jessica Hobbs||Charlie Strachan||15 April 2008||1.185|
|427||11||"It Ain't Necessarily So"||Jean-Pierre Mignon||Sean Nash||22 April 2008||1.184|
|428||12||"The Hand You're Dealt"||Ian Watson||Blake Ayshford||29 April 2008||1.251|
|429||13||"Stepping Up"||Martin Sacks||Robert Haywood||6 May 2008||1.202|
|430||14||"The Circle of Life"||Ian Gilmourn||Jeff Truman & Jo Watson||13 May 2008||1.219|
|431||15||"That Window in Time"||Peter Fisk||Sally Webb||20 May 2008||1.268|
|432||16||"Never Tell"||Jean-Pierre Mignon||Fiona Kelly||27 May 2008||1.330|
|433||17||"Risky Business"||Andrew 'Killer' Bowden||Chris McCourt||3 June 2008||1.339|
|434||18||"Under My Skin"||Jessica Hobbs||Trent Atkinson||10 June 2008||1.296|
|435||19||"Blind Faith"||Ian Gilmourn||Lily Taylor||17 June 2008||1.380|
|436||20||"Torn Apart"||Martin Sacks||Charlie Strachan||24 June 2008||1.300|
|437||21||"Justice for None"||Jean-Pierre Mignon||Sean Nash||1 July 2008||1.148|
|438||22||"Fearless and Searching"||Daniel Nettheim||Blake Ayshford||8 July 2008||1.274|
|439||23||"Bloodlines"||Jet Wilkinson||Denise Morgan||15 July 2008||1.356|
|440||24||"Sons and Lovers"||Ian Gilmourn||Jeff Truman||22 July 2008||1.407|
|441||25||"Horses for Courses"||Marcus Cole||Trent Atkinson||29 July 2008||1.313|
|442||26||"Wishlist"||Nicholas Buffalo||Chris McCourt||5 August 2008||1.290|
|443||27||"Best Laid Plans"||Jean-Pierre Mignon||Louise Crane-Bowes||26 August 2008||1.273|
|444||28||"Echoes"||Kate Woods||Sally Webb||2 September 2008||1.319|
|445||29||"Solitary Confinement"||Ian Gilmourn||Fiona Kelly||9 September 2008||N/A|
|446||30||"Better Safe Than Sorry"||Marcus Cole||Jenny Lewis||16 September 2008||N/A|
|447||31||"Not What You'd Expect"||Jean-Pierre Mignon||Sean Nash||23 September 2008||N/A|
|448||32||"Training Wheels"||Jet Wilkinson||Trent Atkinson||30 September 2008||N/A|
|449||33||"When the Party's Over"||Kay Pavlou||Andrew Kelly||7 October 2008||N/A|
|450||34||"Out on a Limb"||Cherie Nowlan||Charlie Strachan||14 October 2008||N/A|
|451||35||"Running for Cover"||Lynn-Maree Danzey||Clare Atkinson||21 October 2008||N/A|
|452||36||"Reality Check"||Kate Woods||Chris McCourt||28 October 2008||N/A|
|453||37||"Secrets and Lies"||Jet Wilkinson||Trent Atkinson||4 November 2008||N/A|
|454||38||"A Safe Place"||Ian Watson||Sally Webb||11 November 2008||N/A|
|455||39||"Spinning Out"||Kay Pavlou||Fiona Kelly||18 November 2008||N/A|
|456||40||"Time Bombs"||Lynn-Maree Danzey||Alexa Wyatt||25 November 2008||N/A|
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