Placebo. Image shows from L to R: Nurse Dana Luther (Katy Brand), Dr Sian Nuttall (Maxine Peake). Copyright: BBC.

Placebo

Placebo

BBC Three sitcom about six strangers who volunteer to be incarcerated in a high tech clinic and injected with experimental drugs

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Maxine Peake, Nick Mohammed, Jamie Davis, Okezie Morro, Katy Brand, Ayesha Antoine, Vyelle Croom, Morgan Val Baker and Andrew Ellis
Writer
Mark Oswin
Director
Michael Buffong
Producer
Lucy Armitage

Pilot for a medical sitcom. Six male volunteers must spend 28 days locked up in a high tech drug testing clinic with angry nurses and scary doctors.

Vija is the main character - a newbie to the world of clinical trials. He's joined by angry loud-mouth Brandon, stupid Gavin, Columbian done-it-all-before Jose, posh Marcus and chilled-out Femi (who inexplicably keeps a large wood sculpture of a penis).

The staff are spotty Nurse Kelly (who Vija manages to accidentally repeatedly offend), unsympathetic Nurse Dana and Sian Nuttall, the scary doctor in charge of the MedaLink tests.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 5th May 2008 on BBC Three at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes