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This Is Going To Hurt, the BBC based on Adam Kay’s award-winning bestselling memoir, will not be returning for a second series, Kay has revealed.

The series follows Adam (Ben Whishaw), a doctor who we find wending his way through the ranks of hospital hierarchy - junior enough to suffer the crippling hours, but senior enough to face a constant barrage of terrifying responsibilities.

Creator Adam Kay told the Metro: "I wrote it as a one and done, a beginning and a middle and an end, and I wrote it with that as a hard ending. I didn’t want to do a second series for the sake of just because...

"There seemed to be a clear appetite for more, which was hugely flattering, but I had been thinking about this series for so long, for years and years, that I didn’t want to then rush out another one a year later."

When the series begins, Adam is juggling his personal life with a hectic job on the labour ward, where he is faced with a racist mother-to-be and an irritating frequent flyer. He meets Shruti (Ambika Mod), an inexperienced SHO who is struggling to find her feet in Obs & Gynae.

He eventually makes it to his best friend’s stag do, but is immediately called back to the hospital to cover a staff shortage, and forced to abandon his boyfriend, Harry (Rory Fleck Byrne). On arriving back at work, Adam discovers that he has made a terrible mistake.

All episodes of This Is Going To Hurt are available now on BBC iPlayer.

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