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Thursday 9 June 2022

Malpractice - New ITV drama starring Niamh Algar

Dr. Lucinda Edwards (Niamh Algar) is a brilliant, battle-tested doctor, but we meet her during a horrific shift that culminates with the death of Edith Owusu, an opiate overdose victim. Despite the approval of her medical supervisor, Dr. Leo Harris (A Discovery of Witches, Pennyworth, Sex Education), Edith's bereaved father, Sir Anthony Owusu (Crime, Strike), requests an investigation into Lucinda's activities on that fatal night.

Dr. Norma Callahan (Holding, The Virtues) and Lucinda's former colleague, Dr. George Adjei (Jordan Kouamé), are in charge of the medical investigation (Megalomania). Norma is sceptical of Lucinda's behaviour and decisions leading up to Edith's death, while George believes it was an unavoidable tragedy.

As the pressure of the investigation intensifies, Lucinda's relationship with husband Tom, played by Lorne MacFadyen (Pistol, Vigil) starts to fracture, and her confident professional exterior begins to crack. Is Lucinda hiding something?

Through the cat and mouse thriller of the medical investigation, Malpractice tells the story of a damaged doctor caught up in a dangerous conspiracy.

Filming in and around Leeds the Malpractice cast also includes: Hannah Walters (Boiling Point, Time) in the role of Matron Beth Relph, Priyanka Patel (Britney, Another Me) as Dr Rayma Morgan, Scott Chambers (Chicken, Innocent S2) as Dr Oscar Beattie, Tristan Sturrock (Poldark, Doc Martin) as Dr Mike Willet and Georgina Rich (Heartstoppers, War of the Worlds) playing Dr Eva Thornbury.  

Niamh Algar says:
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this project. I was blown away by Grace Ofori-Attah's script and the team attached in creating Malpractice. I'm a huge fan of Phil Barantini's work, his movie Boiling Point is an astonishing piece of work and I'm so excited to see how he approaches Malpractice.  I'm absolutely over the moon that we are working together on this special series."

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