The series is based on Adam Kay's award-winning international best-selling memoir of the same name, which has sold over 2.5 million copies and been translated into 37 languages. Kay developed, wrote, and executive produced the show, which revels in the laugh-out-loud highs while depicting the gut-wrenching lows of life on a gynecology and obstetrics ward with no holds barred.
Blisteringly funny and frequently heart-breaking, This Is Going To Hurt remains a stark reminder of the vital role played by the NHS.
Kay's journals, written in private after long days, sleepless nights, and missing weekends, reveal the raw reality of life as an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. This Is Going To Hurt is a 7-episode series that follows Adam (Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal, Skyfall, London Spy), a doctor who is wending his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy, junior enough to suffer the crippling hours but senior enough to face a never-ending barrage of terrifying responsibilities. Adam is clinging to his personal life as he becomes increasingly stressed at work: 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions, and the knowledge that the hospital parking meter earns more than he does.
This Is Going To Hurt Starts on Tuesday 8 February at 9pm on BBC One