Production has begun on the new BBC One comedy series, Hospital People.

Alex Moody, Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy says: “We could not be more excited about welcoming Tom Binns’ extraordinary collection of Hospital People to BBC One.”

Familiar faces appearing in the fictional Brimlington Hospital throughout the series will include Sally Phillips, Russell Brand (pictured top), Sian Gibson, Alex MacQueen, Mark Williams and James Fleet.

The show follows the lives of a bunch of characters – all played by writer and comedian Tom Binns – who aren’t medical staff or patients but are instead connected to the hospital in other ways.  

These include inept DJ Ivan Brackenbury; its ambitious manger, Susan Mitchell; porter and spirit medium Ian D Montfort and overenthusiastic chaplain Father Kenny Mercer. The wider cast includes Amit Shah as Sunny, Susan’s assistant; Janine Duvitski as Mrs Leydon, the Chapel assistant and Mandeep Dhillon as Shaz, Ivan’s trainee producer.

The six part, half hour, series is written by Tom Binns, Matt Morgan and Paul Doolan. Hospital People will air on BBC One later this year.

“We’re really happy about our first BBC One series commission. Roughcut TV is all grown up and delighted to be making a show for Britain’s most prestigious channel. Hospital People is a testament to our talented team. And now we go to work to make this series the very best it can be.” – Ash Atalla, MD Roughcut TV

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