BBC Two to air bittersweet comedy drama, Nurse

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BBC Two is to air Nurse, a bittersweet comedy drama created by and starring Paul Whitehouse.

Nurse focuses on the daily interaction between a community psychiatric nurse named Liz (Esther Coles) and her patients. Whitehouse will play a plethora of characters in the four-part series.

“Nurse is a project close to my heart, it’s an opportunity to explore issues and characters at a deeper level, while trying to find humour and hope in difficult situations.’’ – Paul Whitehouse

The beeb’s acclaimed in-house production team for comedy is overseeing the production of the series which is based on the BBC Radio 4 show of the same name.

Whitehouse will portray a number of Liz’s patients or their relatives; with supporting roles from Simon Day, Cecilia Noble, Rosie Cavaliero, Jason Maza, Vilma Hollingberry, Ben Bailey-Smith and Colin Hoult. The patients will be a mixture of returning characters from the radio series, plus many new characters.

Whitehouse, who is best known for his work with Harry Enfield, has co-written Nurse alongside David Cummings. The pair have previously collaborated together on The Fast Show, Down The Line and Happiness.

The show is currently in production in London for transmission later this year.

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