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This Is Going To Hurt cast and first look from new BBC One series

This Is Going To Hurt - First Look - Adam (BEN WHISHAW) - (C) Sister - Photographer: Anika Molnar

Casting and a first look has been revealed for BBC One series This Is Going To Hurt.

Based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international multi-million selling memoir of the same name, Ben Whishaw will play the screen version of Adam in the series which has been adapted by creator Kay himself.

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Kay’s diaries, scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, tell the unvarnished truth of life as a doctor working in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The BBC tease: "At times hilarious, at times devastating, This Is Going To Hurt is a series following Adam (Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal, Skyfall, London Spy), a doctor who we find wending 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."

This Is Going To Hurt - First Look -  Shruti (AMBIKA MOD), Adam (BEN WHISHAW) - (C) Sister - Photographer: Screen Grab
This Is Going To Hurt - First Look - Shruti (AMBIKA MOD), Adam (BEN WHISHAW) - (C) Sister - Photographer: Screen Grab

Also on the cast are newcomer Ambika Mod as Shruti who plays a young junior doctor just starting in obstetrics and gynaecology; Michele Austin (Meet the Richardsons, The Casual Vacancy) plays Tracy, a confident, sharp-witted senior midwife, and Alex Jennings (The Crown, A Very English Scandal, Unforgotten, The Lady In The Van) plays Mr Lockhart, a consultant and Adam’s domineering boss.

Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, This Way Up, The Stranger) plays Julian, Adam’s colleague and professional rival; and Ashley McGuire (This Country, Malory Towers, It’s A Sin) plays Miss Houghton, a formidable and forthright consultant who spots potential in Shruti.

Completing the cast are Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, The Crown, Succession) who plays Veronique, Adam’s mother; Rory Fleck Byrne (Harlots, Vita And Virginia, Ghosts) who plays Adam’s boyfriend Harry; and Tom Durant-Pritchard (Feel Good, The Windsors, Judy, The Crown) plays Adam’s best friend Greg,.

Originally announced for BBC Two, the series will now air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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A release date is to be confirmed but with these first look pictures from filming, it won't be long now!

Picture: BBC

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