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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: 765


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Series 1, Episode 7

This Is Going To Hurt. Image shows from L to R: Adam (Ben Whishaw), Harry (Rory Fleck Byrne)
A grieving Adam faces a tribunal over his malpractice, and is no longer sure if he can go on in medicine. Reconnecting with Harry, he tries to decide where his future lies.

Further details

Adam is back living in his childhood home, preparing to face the tribunal panel who will determine the fate of his career. When his boss gives him some toxic advice, Adam is confronted with an agonising dilemma: tell the truth or lie to keep his job.

Whatever the outcome of the tribunal, Adam still has a huge question to answer: is medicine really the right path for him? As he tries to reconnect with Harry, Adam desperately tries to prove he's changed.

But can he really find happiness with Harry and remain a doctor?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 22nd March 2022
50 minutes


Cast & crew

Ben Whishaw Adam
Ambika Mod Shruti
Alex Jennings Mr Lockhart
Rory Fleck Byrne Harry
Michele Austin Tracy
Ashley McGuire Ms Houghton
Tom Durant-Pritchard Greg
Hannah Onslow Erika
Philippa Dunne Ria
Rosie Akerman Paula
Michael Workeye Ben
Guest cast
Kadiff Kirwan Julian
Harriet Walter Veronique
Agata Jarosz Agnieska
James Corrigan Welly
Alice Orr-Ewing Emma
Anil Goutam Shruti's Dad
Mita Rahman Shruti's Mum
George Somner Al
Ani Nelson Nicola
Beru Tessema Dan
Anna Leong Brophy Ali
Joshua Higgott Impatient Husband
Charlotte Arrowsmith Jessica
Alastair Roberts (as Al Roberts) James
Liz Carr Tina
Bhavik C Pankhania Chris
Roshni Rathore Naureen
Ashley Cook Minister
Deborah Wastell Toastmaster
Tuyen Do Laura
Jack Barry Tim
Writing team
Adam Kay Writer
Sam Freeman Writer (Additional Material)
Louise Ironside Writer (Additional Material)
John Jackson Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Jones Writer (Additional Material)
Maya Sondhi Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Warburton Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Hough Script Editor
Dan Swimer Script Consultant
Justin Myers Script Consultant
Production team
Tom Kingsley 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
Jo Walker Editor
Dick Lunn Production Designer
Nina Gold Casting Director
Martin Ware Casting Director
Emma Rees Costume Designer
Niamh Morrison Make-up Designer
Nick Cooke Director of Photography
Katelyn Ewen Graphics
Steve Browell Sound Designer
Alex Streeter 1st Assistant Director

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