Una donna per amico
GenreMedical drama
Created by
  • Carmela Cicinnati
  • Peter Exacoustos
Starring
  • Elisabetta Gardini
  • Enzo Decaro
  • Francesca Messere (s. 1-2)
  • Elena D'Ippolito (s. 3)
  • Pietro Mannino
  • Laura Freddi
  • Luigi La Monica
  • Felicité Mbezele
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes29
Production
Executive producerDaniela Valentini
Running time100 minutes
Production companyRAI
Release
Original networkRai 1
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1998 (1998-09-27) –
April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)

Una donna per amico is an Italian television series, which ran on Rai 1 for three seasons from September 27, 1998 to April 16, 2001. The series revolves around a group of doctors and nurses in the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of a Roman hospital.

Plot

Laura Andrei and Piero La Torre, both gynecologists in a hospital in Rome, have been married for years and have two children, Francesca and Dado. The couple begins to go through a period of crisis following the appointment of Laura to primary aid at the expense of Piero, who, frustrated and neglected by his wife, weaves an affair with Rita Lanceri Kraus, a pharmaceutical rep who has already had a relationship with Piero's dearest friend, the anesthesiologist Stefano Morandi.

In the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics where Piero and Laura work there are other doctors and nurses, always under the watchful eyes of primary Luigi Conti: there are Sister Mary, an African midwife, the nurses Debora, Gina, Anna, and Caterina, the pediatrician and neonatologist Luca Liberati, the trainees Paoletta Malindri and Sandro Tonini, the primary aid Gianclaudio Russo, and the fellow Paride.

Series overview

Series Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 8 27 September 1998 (1998-09-27) 9 November 1998 (1998-11-09)
2 8 7 April 2000 (2000-04-07) 29 May 2000 (2000-05-29)
3 13 2 February 2001 (2001-02-02) 16 April 2001 (2001-04-16)