The Royal Series 2 follows on directly from the cliff-hanger ending of the first series. The doctors and nurses face one of the biggest trials of their professional careers as they try to save the lives of those aboard the coach, while some have their own personal worries to face. Medical ethics confront many of the staff later in the series, and the burgeoning love affair between Dr David Cheriton and Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor hots up--right before it hits the rocks...Episode 1: All At Sea Cheriton and Taylor take to the waves to discover a family dispute on board a fishing trawler. Ormerod finds the truth about his wife hard to bear, and Weatherill has to deal with the consequences of a one night stand. Ken finds he has bitten off more than he can chew when he offers to do a favour for his cousin's chip shop. Episode 2: Snakes and Ladders Cheriton falls foul of the establishment and fuel's Meryl's jealousy when he clashes with a senior doctor. Ken has designs on fleecing Harper over the decorating of the hospital. And Ormerod and Weatherill find they are beginning to get closer. Episode 3: Thicker Than Water Sister Brigid has a crisis of faith over a mother whose life is at risk. Family secrets are blown into the open when a hunting expedition ends in tragedy. Ken ties himself in knots as he and Harper clash over the hospital laundry. Episode 4: Wishing And Hoping An epidemic is feared when a child contracts whooping cough. Mr. Rose takes matters into his own hands - and feet. Middleditch's act of kindness spells trouble for Ormerod and Weatherill. And there's trouble for Cheriton when he decides to whisk Meryl away for the weekend. Episode 5: One Of Those Days Harper gets a shock after Ken discovers his plans. Mr. Rose takes drastic action on a patient with a brain haemorrhage. And Sister Brigid performs a miracle. Episode 6: The Last Waltz Ormerod has to make a decision about Caroline. Weatherill's patient is determined to keep the cause of her illness a secret. A married couple face the truth about their future. And Ken's organisational skills ensure the hospital ball goes with a bang.