Doctors BBC

Previously BBC One daytime soap Doctors has given viewers a Shakespeare week treat. Now the Midlands based saga turns to all things Jane Austen.

The beeb’s weekday medical serial takes to Austen as part of the celebrations around the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride And Prejudice.

We had great feedback from our viewers after the Shakespeare week, so we hope they’ll find our tribute to a much-loved author equally enjoyable. The contemporary re-workings of Austen stories promise to be fascinating viewing, while seeing our regular cast in frocks, bonnets and breaches should be a fun treat for all Doctors fans! – Will Trotter, Executive Producer of Doctors

Viewers will see the regular cast as they’ve never seen them before – playing Austen characters in a country house location, complete with period costume – as well as see episodes that are inspired by Austen stories. The initiative follows the Doctors Shakespeare week last year, which ran as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Produced in Birmingham Doctors airs weekdays at 1.45pm on BBC One

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