Filming is underway on a four-part TV adaptation of Nurse, Paul Whitehouse’s bittersweet BBC Radio 4 comedy about a community psychiatric nurse and her patients.
Esther Coles plays the central role of Liz, with Whitehouse playing her patients or their relatives.
The show follows Lizas she does her daily rounds visiting the homes of her patients and recounts the humorous, sometimes sad and often frustrating daily interactions with the nurse, whose job is to assess their progress, dispense medication and offer comfort and support.
Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings are writing the show which will air on BBC Two later this year.
Whitehouse said: “Nurse is a project close to my heart, it’s an opportunity to explore issues and characters at a deeper level, while trying to find humour and hope in difficult situations.’’
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, said: “Nurse has gone down very successfuly on radio and we are very excited about the TV version.
“There is warmth, truth and depth to Paul’s comedy and Esther Coles is a very funny, warm actress who will bring real tenderness, pathos and humour to the show. It’s a clever take on a multi-character comedy show, away from the sketch world, into something more heartfelt and considered.”