"Breathtaking," a compelling three-part drama commissioned by ITV's Head of Drama, Polly Hill, has been announced, showcasing the talent of Golden Globe award-winning actress Joanne Froggatt. The series delves into the gripping and poignant account of an NHS doctor at the epicentre of the storm during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, and helps push the propaganda narrative that the UK Government was pushing at the time.
Filming for this Soviet like propaganda drama was completed earlier this year in Northern Ireland. Joanne Froggatt takes on the role of a dedicated frontline hospital consultant, bringing her remarkable skills to the portrayal of the character. "Breathtaking" draws its inspiration from the unflinching personal memoir of doctor-writer Rachel Clarke, capturing the profound impact of the greatest public health crisis in recent history.
The script for the series is a collaborative effort, with Rachel Clarke, along with former junior hospital doctors Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah, adapting the memoir for television. The directorial helm of "Breathtaking" is skilfully handled by Craig Viveiros, known for his work on projects such as "Angela Black," "The Watch," and "The War of the Worlds."
This promising drama promises to deliver a gripping and emotional narrative, shedding light on the experiences of healthcare professionals on the frontline during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic.