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Sneak Previews - Having It Off
  tlc - BBC TWO

Flynn and Noble
Alexander Armstrong and Reece Shearsmith head an impressive cast in this comedy series for BBC TWO. tlc is a jet black comedy with a surreal and off beat perspective on the state of modern medicine.

Written by Fintan Coyle co-creator of The Weakest Link and set in a national health hospital, tlc follows the fortunes of Junior Doctor Flynn, a hard-pressed, stressed-out, wide-eyed, catholic junior doctor. This is his first job after qualifying and he is finding the reality of being a doctor with the responsibility it entails a rude awakening into his worst nightmare. Helping or hindering him on his way is the clued-up semi-cynical Dr. Noble, a Registrar, who’s been at the hospital longer than Flynn and is the voice of semi-dubious wisdom.

The South Middlesex Hospital in which Dr Flynn begins his professional career is a place of perpetual night. Rats and crocodiles roam the wards and the only drug which matters in this hospital is coffee. Flynn, an inhibited, uptight, insecure neurotic, constantly suffering from lack of sleep and catholic guilt, finds his own personality problems as nothing compared to the range of personality disorders around him. And of course the patients are sick as well.

tlc team
Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen) plays Flynn; Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong and Miller) plays Noble; Georgia Mackenzie plays Nurse Judy; Llewella Gideon plays Sister Hope; Richard Griffiths plays Mr Ron; Tom Watt plays Sid the porter; Tim Brooke Taylor (The Goodies) plays the chaplain; Erich Redman plays the Gasman; Martin Trenaman plays the man in the wheelchair; and Benedict Wong plays Terry.

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