Nurse. Image shows from L to R: Herbert (Paul Whitehouse), Elizabeth (Esther Coles). Copyright: Down The Line Productions.


BBC Two comedy drama / sketch show. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Esther Coles, Paul Whitehouse, Cecilia Noble, Rosie Cavaliero, Simon Day, Jason Maza, Vilma Hollingbery and others.


TV version of the Radio 4 series starring Paul Whitehouse as various characters visited by a community psychiatric nurse

Comedy Drama, Sketch Show
4   (1 series)
Esther Coles, Paul Whitehouse, Cecilia Noble, Rosie Cavaliero, Simon Day, Jason Maza, Vilma Hollingbery, Sue Elliott-Nicholls and others
Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings
Ian FitzGibbon
Tilusha Ghelani and Paul Whitehouse

A series for BBC Two from Paul Whitehouse, starring Esther Coles as a community psychiatric nurse and Paul Whitehouse as many of her patients or their relatives.

The series follows Elizabeth into the homes of her patients (or 'service users' in today's jargon). It recounts their humorous, sad and often bewildering daily interactions with their nurse, whose job is to assess their progress, dispense medication and offer comfort and support.

The series is based on the BBC Radio 4 series of the same name and is written by Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, who have collaborated many times in the past, including on The Fast Show, Down The Line and Happiness.

Paul Whitehouse says "It's a real joy to be working on Nurse for TV as well as radio, and great to be doing so with Esther Coles, David Cummings and the rest of our great team."

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 10th March 2015 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 31st March 2015 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 2nd August 2018 at 2:30am on Gold

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