“Betty’s Diagnosis” – In the 4th season of the successful ZDF clinic series, Annina Hellenthal plays the new ward sister Betty Weiss.
“Betty’s Diagnosis” shows a colorful hospital cosmos from the perspective of the competent, resolute and empathetic nurse Betty Weiss (Annina Hellenthal). The viewer accompanies her through the stressful daily routine at the hospital, which she and her colleagues Hanna (Marie Zielcke), Talula (Carolin Walter) and Ava (Rona Özkan) face every day anew. Due to family turbulences, which are never absent as a mother of a teenager and wife of a paramedic, she can also be seen from her private side. The new chief ward physician, Dr. Stern (Max Alberti), also keeps pushing Betty to her limits – the two have a shared past that Betty doesn’t like to be reminded of.
The cases of illness are sometimes dramatic, sometimes sad, sometimes told with humor – but always heartwarming. And not to forget: The diagnosis of the disease by the doctors in charge are one thing, the diagnosis of Betty, the unconventional ward nurse, gladly the other. Betty says what she thinks, and she does what she says. For her, doctors are not demigods in white, and patients have the right to receive emotional support as well as medical treatment.
In addition to Annina Hellenthal and Max Alberti, other roles are played by Marie Zielcke, Eric Klotzsch, Sybille J. Schedwill, Lore Richter, Ercan Durmaz, Claudia Hiersche, Florian Fitz, Heiko Pinkowski, Alexander Koll, Rona Özkan, and in episode roles by Lukas Piloty, Anna-Katharina Fecher, Luise Helm, Beatrice Richter, Jan Niklas Berg, Max von Pufendorf, Lilia Lehner, Michael A. Grimm, Lara Joy Körner, Jophi Ries, Axel Pape, Charley Ann Schmutzler, Markus Maria Profitlich, Aurel Manthei, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Liza Tzschirner, Jochen Nickel, Stefan Rudolf, Simon Böer, Johannes Zirner, Julia Bremermann, Patrick von Blume, Stephan Grossmann, Charlotte Schwab, Götz Otto, Julia Stinshoff, Grit Boettcher.
The scripts were written by Klaus Rohne, Bodo Grossmann, Isabel Martín, Mandy Cankaya, Dennis Eick, Michaela Beck, Claudia Matschulla, Arnd Mayer, Iris Kobler, Julia Meimberg, Frederik König, Christine Drews, Nina Jaud, Kristin Schade.
Directed by Ulrike Hamacher, Klaus Knoesel, Oliver Muth, Seyhan Derin and Jurij Neumann.
“Betty’s Diagnosis” is being produced by Network Movie, Cologne. The producer is Wolfgang Cimera.
Bastian Wagner and Heike Lagé are the ZDF editors.