A scanned interview with Jemma from “Look Magazine” from the year 2000 has been added to the gallery. You will need to go to the gallery and access the full size versions in order to read the interview.
Gallery Link: scans/2000/look magazine
The Holby City actress talks to DIVA about the groundbreaking romance between Bernie and Serena.
When Major Bernie Wolfe hit Holby City’s wards, a certain group of viewers snapped to attention.
The maverick trauma surgeon had been airlifted out of Afghanistan and was mumbling about a colleague called Alex. Gender neutral name? Conspicuous lack of pronouns? Sudden reluctance to be in the same room as the handsome doctor husband she hasn’t seen in months? It could only mean one thing.
When Alex showed up – played by Heather Peace, no less – Bernie and her backstory came tumbling out of the closet, but the relationship that really caught viewers’ attention was with Serena Campbell, the Shiraz-swilling, seemingly-hetero consultant, fond of telling Bernie how terrific she is.
While most shows can’t put two ambitious women in the same room without turning them into rivals, Bernie and Serena bonded from the start, and actress Jemma Redgrave was happy to step out of her scrubs (probably not literally – we didn’t ask) and talk about why #Berena is still so groundbreaking.
“What’s really been lovely is to build a friendship, and a friendship between two women of a certain age who are both professional women, who have a shared language. That was really easy for Catherine and I, because we had that shared language anyway. They really like each other and support each other and everything comes from that. Anything that happens beyond that is luck, but I think the chemistry is very good.”
You can read the full interview here. Enjoy!
Looks like a tough episode for Bernie!
Some spoilers ahead 😉
The gallery’s been updated with a magazine scan from the February issue of ‘TV Times UK‘.
Here’s Jemma’s interview:
Scans > 2016 > TV Times UK – Feb 2016
Jemma was also featured in the official Doctor Who magazine. I added her interview:
Scans > 2015 > DW Magazine – Winter Issue 2015/16
The Vortex magazine (released by Big Finish) had a featured article on the first UNIT box-set. I uploaded it in our gallery – follow the link below the previews to view it in HQ.
Scans > 2015 > Vortex Magazine – Nov 2015