The series was created by comedian and former doctor Adam Kay and based on his 2017 best-selling memoir of the same name.
Put in a NHS hospital, This will hurt consider the damage this job takes on a young health care worker, played by Whishaw.
Here’s a rundown of everything we know about This will hurt…
When was it released?
The series premieres on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday 8 February, with episodes available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
What is the premise?
The series is based on the memoirs of 2017 This will hurtfollows Dr Adam Kay’s journey through the ranks of the NHS.
Kay has described the novel as “a love letter to the NHS”, using humor to “tell the story of what it’s like to be a junior doctor”.
The series follows the events of the book, which begins in 2006, with Kay (Whishaw) starting out as an acting registrar at the London hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department (also known as “obviously also “” kid and couple”).
Like the book, the series tries to be clear about the UK’s national health service, revealing the effects of budget cuts, staff shortages and external factors such as distribution. racism faced by some healthcare workers – all while honoring the work and dedication of NHS staff.
The series is also somewhat of a character study, focusing on fictional Kay’s personal life and relationships at work.
Who’s in the cast?
Ben Whishaw (who plays Q in the James Bond series and has also starred in the Paddington films) plays Adam Kay, the beleaguered but not entirely sympathetic protagonist.
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Also in the cast is Ambika Mod (Try), Mrs. Harriet Walter (Heir), Alex Jennings (Crown), Kadiff Kirwan (Fleabag), Ashley McGuire (This country), Rory Fleck Byrne (Foreigner) and Michele Austin (EastEnders).
The series was written by Kay, and directed by Lucy Forbes and Tom Kingsley.
Who is Adam Kay?
After joining the NHS as a doctor in 2004, Kay left the profession in 2010 to become a writer and comedian.
He has written for series including Mrs Brown’s Boys and Mitchell and Webbhas appeared on a number of UK comedy programmes and is a successful stand-up comedian.
Kay also had a musical career as one half of the Amateur Transplant. The band (now consisting only of Kay) is known for its 2005 parody single “London Underground”.
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