Graftondale Royal Hospital prides itself on having some of the best surgeons in the country and a reputation for patient recovery. But behind the scenes the world of Graftondale is somewhat less than compassionate. It's a competetive world of unspoken emotions, jealousy, obsession and ambition. Dr. Neil Isherwood is young, unpredictable and intent on modernising Graftondale, taking it into a new era. Sir Arthur Gray is by the book, traditional, and determined to keep an authoritative grasp on the hospital. Pamela is his beautiful daughter. Soon their rivalry will tragically endanger the ones that need them most, their patients.
Behind the mask is a tense and gripping drama, famed for its realistic portrayal of surgery procedures and for making the feature film debut of Academy Award® winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave (Howard's End, Julia) playing along side her father, Michael Redgrave (The Browning Verson).