Doctor Foster Series 2 start time, cast and recap of series one

Doctor Foster concludes its second series on BBC One tonight and here’s all you need to know.


From the cast to the start time plus a recap of the first series, we’ve got you covered on all things about Doctor Foster series 2.

The multi-award winning Doctor Foster continues to BBC One tonight from 9PM for the final of five episodes.

Doctor Foster recap

The drama follows Doctor Gemma Foster. A trusted GP in the heart of her village, the first series saw Doctor Foster’s life explode. When she suspected her husband had been having an affair, Doctor Foster was determined to find out the truth.

She threw herself into an investigation that propelled her, her family, and even some of her patients, into chaos. Bit by bit, Doctor Foster uncovered secrets that shock her to the core.

In the upcoming second series, it’s been two years since Doctor Gemma Foster dramatically exposed her husband’s betrayals and he left town.


Now Gemma’s life is destabilised once again when Simon returns…

Doctor Foster cast

Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, The Crimson Field, Unforgiven) takes on the title role in drama Doctor Foster, produced by Drama Republic for BBC One.

Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Babylon) will play her husband Simon. Robert Pugh, Adam James and Jodie Comer also starred in the first series.

The series was created and written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Jeremy Lovering.

Doctor Foster Series 2

In tonight’s final episode of the new series, Gemma goes to extreme lengths in order to come out on top and win back her old life.

But this time has she gone too far?

After the first series attracted an average consolidated weekly audience of 8.2 million, a second run was confirmed last year.


Mike Bartlett, writer and creator of Doctor Foster, said: “I’ve been astounded by the response to Doctor Foster. So I’m thrilled that alongside Drama Republic and the phenomenal Suranne Jones, we’re now going to tell the next chapter in Gemma’s story.

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“Her life in Parminster may look better on the surface, but as she will discover to her cost, every action has its consequences eventually. No one comes through hell unscathed.”


Suranne Jones added: “After discussions with Drama Republic and the wonderful Mike Bartlett I am thrilled to announce we will all be reunited to tell Gemma’s next chapter, and I can’t wait for the audience who invested in these characters to find out what explosive twists and turns Mike has in store.

“Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce, when deceit and revenge have taken their toll. What a gift of a part and a dream to work with Mike again!”