This Is Going To Hurt. Adam (Ben Whishaw)
This Is Going To Hurt

This Is Going To Hurt

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2022
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama series based on Adam Kay's book about his time as a junior doctor. Also features Ben Whishaw, Ambika Mod, Alex Jennings, Rory Fleck Byrne, Michele Austin and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 995

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Series 1, Episode 4

This Is Going To Hurt. Adam (Ben Whishaw)
Adam's mistake comes back to haunt him, and he tries desperately to dig himself out of trouble. Shruti is excited to find a promising new mentor.

Further details

The pressure on Adam mounts when his consultant, Mr Lockhart, withdraws his support.

In a desperate attempt to make his problems disappear, Adam digs himself into an even bigger hole. But when dealing with a life and death emergency in A&E, he has a small window of opportunity to make amends.

Meanwhile, Shruti is excited to meet a potential mentor in the form of no-nonsense consultant, Miss Houghton. But when she opens up to Miss Houghton about her troubles at work she doesn't get the advice she expected, and is left feeling more lost than ever.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th February 2022
45 minutes


Cast & crew

Ben Whishaw Adam
Ambika Mod Shruti
Alex Jennings Mr Lockhart
Rory Fleck Byrne Harry
Michele Austin Tracy
Ashley McGuire Ms Houghton
Hannah Onslow Erika
Philippa Dunne Ria
Josie Walker Non-Reassuring Trace
Rosie Akerman Paula
Guest cast
Agata Jarosz Agnieska
Adam Kay Cyclist
Oliver Birch Gavin
Mariam Haque Jas
Bally Gill Dave
Josef Davies Medieval Costume Man
Claire Richardson Medieval Costume Woman
Georgia Maguire Triage Patient
Natalia Judge-Fernandez Triage Patient
Jason Forbes Ian
Ross Hatt Workshop Attendee
Rakiya Hasan Workshop Attendee
Sarah Seggari Workshop Attendee
Muki Zubis Anaesthetist
Abhin Galeya Dr Chowdry
Mai Weisz A&E Nurse
Hugo Salter Waiter
The Vivienne Drag Queen
Ross Tomlinson PJ
Writing team
Adam Kay Writer
Production team
Lucy Forbes Director
Holly Pullinger Producer
Naomi De Pear Executive Producer
Mona Qureshi Executive Producer
Adam Kay Executive Producer
James Farrell Executive Producer
Jane Featherstone Executive Producer
Ben Whishaw Executive Producer
Piers Wenger Executive Producer
Geraldine Hawkins Line Producer
Lucy Forbes Associate Producer
Peter Oliver Editor
Dick Lunn Production Designer
Nina Gold Casting Director
Martin Ware Casting Director
Emma Rees Costume Designer
Benedict Spence Director of Photography
Niamh Morrison Make-up Designer
Jarvis Cocker Composer
Serafina Steer Composer
Chris Barber Graphics
Matt Jennings 1st Assistant Director
Steve Browell Sound Designer

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