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In 1961 London, surgeon Otto Powell presides over a busy gynecology ward.

In 1961 London, when abortion was illegal and the Pill a rare commodity, the brilliant, charismatic surgeon Otto Powell (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean) presides over a busy hospital gynecology ward. With a passionate commitment to the women he treats, Powell provides safe and highly illegal abortions in private practice.

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    Breathless, starring Jack Davenport, premieres Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, 9pm ET on PBS.

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