Martin Freeman, Meera Syal and more join new BBC NHS birthday drama

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The BBC has announced a brand new drama, that’s set to celebrate the 70th birthday of the UK’s National Health Service.

It’s going by the name of To Provide All People, and has been penned by Owen Sheers. The drama will follow a single day in the NHS, zeroing in on a single hospital and following the stories within it.

It’s attracted a strong cast, too. Michael Sheen, Tamsin Grieg, Martin Freeman and Meera Syal are amongst the headline names. But the ensemble, in truth, isn’t short of them.

Also set to feature are Eve Myles, Sian Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Aimee Ffion Edwards, George Mackay, Celia Imrie, Rashan Stone Michelle Fairley, Suzanne Packer, and Michelle Collins.

Pip Broughton is to direct the drama, for which a transmission date has not yet been announced. However, it’s part of a season of programmes the BBC has planned to salute the NHS’ birthday, that it’s set to screen between June 25th and July 8th.

The picture at the top there, courtesy of the BBC, shows Broughton and Sheers in front of a fetching green door.