This is Going To Hurt — Adam played by Ben Whishaw

This is Going to Hurt — first-look images from new BBC drama

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Casting has been announced, and first-look images released, of the adaption of Adam Kay’s multi-million copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt, which has just wrapped filming

Here’s the BBC summary of the series:

This Is Going To Hurt is a 7X45’ series following Adam (Ben WhishawA 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.

Whishaw is joined by newcomer Ambika Mod as Shruti, a young junior doctor just starting in obstetrics and gynaecology. Naturally bright, diligent and caring, she has everything it takes to be a great doctor, but the job still finds ways to throw her into chaos and doubt.

The cast also includes Dame Harriet Walter, Ambika Mod, Michele Austin, Alex Jennings and Rory Fleck Byrne.

The series is based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international multi-million selling memoir of the same name, which has sold over 2.5 million copies to date and been translated into 37 languages. The series (created, written and executive produced by Kay himself) depicts the highs and lows of life on a gynaecology and obstetrics ward.

You can read more in the BBC announcement. Filming has finished, but there’s no word yet on likely broadcast scheduling, beyond being destined for BBC One.