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ITV3 repeats Season 7 of The Royal: Dr Burnett is back!

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , , on 2 April, 2015 by ambarussa

Does this already qualify as an “Oldie but Goldie”?

Weekdays, 3.05pm, ITV3

Or watch all episodes online for the next 30 days here:


(If you’re blocked because you don’t live on ye green an pleasant shores: expat shield could be your friend, not that we’d recommend such nefarious tools, of course.)



Damian O’Hare on TV: “Northern Lights” and “The Royal”

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , , on 19 August, 2014 by ambarussa

Good times for British viewers! We start with one of Damian’s earlier roles, as Donal in the fourth episode of “Northern Lights” (2006):



Don’t miss it: tomorrow, 20th August, 10pm, ITV3.

On 27th of August, 2pm, ITV3 will start the rerun of “The Royal” episodes featuring Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett.


Have fun!

Damian O’Hare in Hell on Wheels and The Royal

Posted in hell on wheels, the royal, tv with tags , , , , , on 9 July, 2013 by ambarussa

Not at the same time, though that would make a fun episode.

ITV4 has picked up “Hell on Wheels” and is currently running the first series of the show on 10pm on Tuesdays. This is the perfect way to catch up with the story until the start of series three, which will premier on AMC on Saturday, August 10, 9|8c. It’s a rather darkish Western Drama and far more realistic than what’s usually running under that label. I’m not much of a Western fan myself, but if you enjoy that genre or gritty history drama, I can really recommend the show. Good story, solid acting, high standard of production.

And yes, Damian O’Hare will be on the show. I know he isn’t listed anywhere. I didn’t make it up, just give it time. I’m sure we’ll get an update, latest for the premiere of season 4. 5. Whatever.

ITV4 will rerun series 7 of The Royal starting on 12th July, 2.45pm. Don’t miss Damian O’Hare as Dr Nick Burnett, saving Brownies, lost kittens and girls in bikinis nurses in distress!


“Trust me, I’m The Doctor!”


The Royal: ITV3 Re-Run Dates for S07E09 – 12

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , , on 1 January, 2013 by ambarussa

Happy New Year, everybody! I wish you all that 2013 will be a great year full of laughter, happiness, good health, and that it will bring you many good memories.

Here are now the dates for the re-runs of the last four episodes of series 7 of “The Royal”, featuring Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett.

Mon 7 January, 2013, 2pm 7/9 Busman’s Holiday
Tue 8 January, 2013, 2pm 7/10 In the Air
Wed 9 January, 2013, 2pm 7/11 Best of Intentions
Thu 10 January, 2013, 2pm 7/12 Compromising Positions




“The Royal” ITV3 Re-run Dates / New Charity

Posted in charity, the royal, tv, website with tags , , , , , on 19 November, 2012 by ambarussa

Here are the dates for the re-runs of the first eight episodes of series 7 of “The Royal” (the ones featuring Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett) on ITV3. I have no news regarding programming during the holidays yet, but I’ll let you know about the re-runs of episodes 9 – 12 as soon as possible.

Wed 12 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/1   Against All Odds
Thu 13 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/2   On the Road
Fri 14 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/3   Blood’s Thicker Than Water
Mon 17 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/4   Slings and Arrows
Tue 18 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/5   To Love and to Lose
Wed 19 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/6   Stolen Dreams
Thu 20 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/7   Home from the Hill
Fri 21 December, 2012, 2.20pm 7/8   Pastures New


After five years of supporting HeroRats, it was time for a change (no worries, the heroic rodents will continue to be supported, but privately). Our new charity of choice is

Magic Breakfast!

They deliver free, healthy breakfast foods to UK primary schools with more than 50% free school meals. In each one of those schools, children start the day too hungry to learn, and a hungry child is often unable to concentrate in class. Magic Breakfast provides a healthy breakfast to 6,000 children each morning, as essential fuel for learning. This improves child attendance, punctuality, concentration and behaviour. All for just 22p a day.

I’ve been involved with social work for a long time, and used to work in an institution for male teenagers with “behavioural issues”. I met 15 years olds who never had a decent breakfast in their lives. Every child fed by Magic Breakfast is a child who gets a chance – to learn, to grow, to thrive, to dream. And for every child who has that chance, there’s one teenager less who hasn’t.

Thanks to the generosity of Damian’s fans, we already managed to drum up £ 220 for Magic Breakfast.

The next target is £ 500; if you’d like to help us getting there, you can learn more and donate by clicking on the button below:

Usual disclaimer: this is the charity of choice of the Webgnome running this site.

In completely different news: the sidebar of the blog has been changed; I hope it’s less cluttered and easier to navigate now. It should make browsing on mobile devices easier.

The Royal: The Return of Dr. Nick Burnett

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , , on 7 November, 2012 by ambarussa

I just learned that ITV3 is showing daily re-runs of “The Royal”, all seasons right up to Christmas! This means that, come December, you can enjoy once again Damian O’Hare as Dr. Burnett; saving Brownies, puppies and lovelorn nurses! Christmas is saved!

“The Royal” has it all:

Wet t-shirt contests…

… UST …

… intrigues …

… ehr, things …

… medical mysteries …

… and smooches!

You know you want to watch it, don’t you.

Don’t miss the fun! I’ll post the dates and times of the individual episodes as soon as I know them.

Whatever happened to Nick and Marian?

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , on 1 November, 2012 by ambarussa

Looks like somewhere on this planet the last season of “The Royal” has made an appearance, and left some viewers confused…

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We didn’t really get it, either, but I’ll try to answer your questions to my best knowledge.

“Whatever happened to Nick and Marian? Where are they?”

We discussed various scenarios like “they stepped into the Tardis”, but if you listen very carefully, you’ll pick up a short line about Marian and Nick eloping due to looming parenthood. Blink and you missed it; the Royal just gets a new locum and that’s it. Personally, I like the Tardis-version better.

Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett and Kari Corbett as nurse Marian McKeig in “The Royal”

“And what about Bobby? Is he dead?”

I have no idea, there’s not a word about his fate. But if you have friends who don’t even mention your possibly deadly injuries and a love interest who has all but forgotten you the next day, you’re probably better off in Hades.

Chris Coghill as Bobby and Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett in “The Royal”

“The last series ends with a cliffhanger?! Why?”

I can only guess here… ITV didn’t care?

I have no idea what went on behind the scenes of “The Royal”; the axing of a show can put writers under terrible pressure. However, the show – and its loyal fans – would have deserved a more dignified treatment. Just remember the good times, and write your own happy endings.


Blast from the Past: Damian O’Hare in “The Royal”

Posted in the royal, tv with tags , , , , on 3 February, 2012 by ambarussa

It’s been a while, but many of you certainly remember Damian O’Hare as Dr. Nick Burnett in “The Royal”. Not an episode went by without him rescuing kittens, Brownies or little old ladies, performing the Heimlich maneuver or smooching the nurse.

One dedicated “Royalist” has sent me the link to some promo shots and a series of pictures taken on the set of  “The Royal” in 2008 during the filming of Damian’s first episode, “Against All Odds”. The pictures are tiny, but you can still tell that it must have been very wet and very cold.



Damian O’Hare: Various Updates

Posted in double feature, movies, potc, potc 4, reviews, the royal, theatre, tv, website with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12 September, 2011 by ambarussa

While the holiday-laundry is gently doing its spins in the washing machine, I have time for a quick update:

I’ve updated the list of reviews for Double Feature. The shows saw their last performances on Saturday, so there won’t be any further updates to that entry.

I’ve added a small gallery for Double Feature.

Now that Double Feature is over – would you like the benches as a souvenir? Or maybe the bar from The Swan?

Not quite finished with Double Feature yet – there will be a contest later this week in connection with the plays.

The Scottish Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been released on DVD and Blu-ray. Coming to your local  DVD-by-Mail-Service very soon.

In completely different news, Kitaky has sent in fanart: “The Royal meets My Little Pony”. Looks like Dr. Burnett was really deciding his departure on a hoof…!

Damian O’Hare Showreel

Posted in fractured, movies, potc, taking the flak, the royal, tv, website with tags , , , , , , , , , on 28 January, 2011 by ambarussa

Hamilton Hodell, Damian O’Hare’s management, have updated their website and Damian’s official page. Definitely looks much better now. They’ve also included a showreel, so you can now watch some snippets from “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “The Royal”, “Taking the Flak”, “Casualty” plus hard-to-find “Wild West: Billy the Kid” and impossible-to-find “Fractured”:


Please also read HH’s “Fans” page!

Please note: I’m currently not at home, so I can’t update the website, only the blog here. Cheers!

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