Airdate: This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw stars as an fatigued gay obstetrician working in the public health system.

New UK comedy-drama This is Going to Hurt, starring Ben Whishaw, screens on Binge next week.

The series created, written and executive produced by Adam Kay is based on his best-selling memoir and dramatises his experiences as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

Whishaw is joined by newcomer Ambika Mod, Michele Austin (Meet the Richardsons), Alex Jennings (The Crown), Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum), Ashley McGuire (This Country), Harriet Walter (Succession), Rory Fleck Byrne (Harlots) and Tom Durant-Pritchard (The Crown).

All seven episodes of the BBC drama will drop at once.

At times hilarious, at times devastating, This is Going to Hurt follows Adam (Whishaw), a doctor who we find making his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy – junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he is increasingly overwhelmed by stresses at work: the 97-hour weeks, the life and death decisions, and all the while knowing the hospital parking meter is earning more than him.

Created, written and executive produced by Adam Kay, This Is Going To Hurt is commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, is executive produced by Naomi de Pear (Don’t Forget The Driver) and Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl) for Sister, James Farrell (House of the Dragon) for Terrible Productions, Mona Qureshi for BBC One, as well as Kristin Jones and Dan McDermott for AMC. Whishaw also serves as Executive Producer. The series is produced by Holly Pullinger (Don’t Forget The Driver) with Lucy Forbes (In My Skin) directing the first four episodes and Tom Kingsley (Ghosts) directing the other three episodes. The international distribution of the series will be handled by BBC Studios.

Tuesday 1 March on Binge.

Language, medical procedures

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