Line of Duty producer World Productions has announced plans for a medical drama starring Bafta-nominated actress Niamh Algar. Malpractice on ITV will be directed by Boiling Point’s Philip Barantini and written by former doctor Grace Ofori-Attah.
The five-part series will follow Dr. Lucinda Edwards through a nightmare that ends with the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu. Despite the support of her medical supervisor, Dr Leo Harris, played by Sex Education star and Pennyworthy James Purefoy, Edith’s grieving father, Sir Anthony Owusu, played by Brian Bovell, demands an investigation into her actions.
The medical investigation is led by Dr. Norma Callahan, played by Helen Behan, and Lucinda’s former colleague, Dr. George Adjei, played by Jordan Kouame. Malpractice will be filmed in the Leeds area and is produced by Simon Heath, Managing Director of World Productions, producers of hit drama series Line of Duty, Save Me and Vigil.
The cast also includes Boiling Point and Time’s Hannah Walters as Matron Beth Relph, Another Me actress Priyanka Patel as Dr. Rayma Morgan and Poldark’s Tristan Sturrock.
Ofori-Attah, whose credits include In The Long Run and Urban Myths, studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford universities, and worked as a consultant psychiatrist in Camden and Islington before moving into full-time screenwriting. time.
She said: “I had worked as an NHS doctor for over a decade when I first came into the world with an idea that would become Malpractice. Malpractice explores the inevitable pressure cooker created when the doctors under investigation are forced to question their clinical decisions, justify their every action, but carry on with their day jobs as usual.
“It was an absolute joy and privilege to create Malpractice with the team at World, who are well versed in creating endlessly entertaining and surprising drama, and I can’t wait to see it on screen.”
Algar added: “I am thrilled to be part of this project. I was blown away by the screenplay by Grace Ofori-Attah and the team behind the creation of Malpractice. I’m a huge fan of Phil Barantini’s work; his film Boiling Point is amazing work, and I’m so excited to see how he approaches Malpractice.
“I am absolutely thrilled that we are working together on this special series.”
Boiling Point starred Stephen Graham as head chef Andy Jones, working the last Friday of December in a high-pressure restaurant kitchen, and was shot in one take, winning critical acclaim.
Malpractice is produced in association with and distributed by ITV Studios.