Hospital People follows the lives of Brimlington Hospital’s inept DJ Ivan Brackenbury, its ambitious manager Susan Mitchell, porter and spirit medium Ian D Montfort and overenthusiastic chaplain Father Kenny Mercer, all played by Binns. Series regulars include Amit Shah as Sunny, Susan’s assistant, Janine Duvitski as Mrs Leydon, the Chapel assistant and Mandeep Dhillon as Shaz, Ivan’s trainee producer.
Alex Moody, Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy says: "We could not be more excited about welcoming Tom Binns' extraordinary collection of Hospital People to BBC One."
Ash Atalla, MD Roughcut TV says: “We’re really happy about our first BBC One series commission. Roughcut TV is all grown up and delighted to be making a show for Britain’s most prestigious channel. Hospital People is a testament to our talented team. And now we go to work to make this series the very best it can be.”
The six-part series is written by Tom Binns, Matt Morgan and Paul Doolan. Commissioned by Alex Moody for the BBC it is the first series for BBC One from Rough Cut Television, producers of the acclaimed Cuckoo and People Just Do Nothing for BBC Three.
Hospital People will air on BBC One later this year.