News item dated:10/03/2014
Every second counts as Lennie James leads ground-breaking medical drama for Sky1-HD
Hat Trick and Sky have announced the cast of its ultra-realistic real-time medical drama CRITICAL. Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) will lead an ensemble playing locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle. Catherine Walker (Strike Back) plays trauma registrar Fiona Lomas with Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) playing trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport. Finally, junior doctor Dr. "Harry" Bennett-Edwardes is played by Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).Created by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodies), CRITICAL will be one story, in one place, in one hour – a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient's treatment. The real-time nature of the drama takes the sense of realism to genre-defining levels, transporting the viewer from the airy atriums of a gleaming new hospital to the inner space of the human body. The 13-part series is set in a state-of-the-art Major Trauma Centre, a unit which treats only the most gravely ill or seriously injured. Each episode features a new and distinctive case told with thrilling intensity. Whether that patient lives or dies is determined by knife-edge decisions and procedures, but can the diverse team of medical professionals knit together and rise to the challenge? CRITICAL is a series about medicine where our team hold a life in their hands but in every case they face the agonisingly real fear that it could slip through their fingers.