Hilltop Hospital was a claymation childrens television programme made in 1999. It consisted of 52 ten minute shorts. The series was directed by Pascal Le N˘tre and produced in English, French (H˘pital Hilltop), German (Klinik HŘgelheim) and Dutch (Heuvellandziekenhuis). The series was adapted from a series of books by Nicholas Allan of the same name. ZDF started broadcasting the shorts in 2003.