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Hilltop Hospital, adapted from Nicholas’s picture book of the same name, is an award-winning CITV series (52 episodes) with the voices of Kevin Whately, Celia Imrie, Thora Herd, Paul Shane and Brian Murphy. ER with animals, there’s never a dull moment or an empty bed at Hilltop where, in fun-packed ten minute episodes, serious issues can be presented in a sensitive yet uplifting way. Ideal for school use in addressing various issues raises by illness, infirmity, and health problems.
The series was written by Nicholas and is used by him in schools in scriptwriting workshops and talks about writing and television. (see school visits)
Tie-in books of the hit CITV series:
Hilltop Hospital – The Big Event
The Ghost of Hilltop
Heart Trouble at Hilltop
The Perfect Wedding
The Runaway Bed
Happy Birthday, Dr Matthews
Hilltop Hospital stories hold appeal for both children and adults, and introduce characters that will remain firm favourites for reader and viewers alike. The action is unique in warmly and positively reassuring potential young patients about hospitals, accidents and illness while offering plenty of laughs along the way!
The dashing Dr Matthews (a dog) has a big box of biscuits that he shares with all his friends. Ted One, the ambulance driver, is less keen to share his pots of honey with Ted Two – but a chance comes for Ted One when his brother needs a liver transplant – to show his sharing, caring side. Meanwhile, Nurse Kitty continues to wonder if Dr Matthews will ever share his life with her. Sweet.