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Eve Myles to play district nurse in new BBC Drama series, Frankie


The BBC has commissioned, ‘Frankie’, a new six part drama series starring ‘Torchwood‘ actress Eve Myles and created and written by Lucy Gannon (The Best Of Men, Soldier Soldier).

Frankie is a modern and redemptive take on the life and work of a dedicated district nurse whose patients matter more to her than her personal life. A heroine for the modern age, Frankie Maddox (Myles) looks life and death in the eye; her mission is to make a difference. She cares about her patients and their families but never turns into a busybody, knowing that, at the end, what everyone wants is a calm friend who is on the side of the patient not the institution.

This heart-warming, funny and aspirational series aims to build up a portrayal of the challenging, complex and ultimately life affirming world of district nursing.

Eve Myles says: “This is an incredible leading part for a female. It’s tremendous pressure but also tremendously exciting. I can’t wait to step into Frankie’s shoes and get on set. I’m desperate to start. Frankie is an infectious character, she’s electric, quirky, wonderful at her job and adapts to every situation. She’s a vibrant woman trying to live life in the fast lane and juggle a job. Lucy Gannon is an incredible writer and writes relationships so beautifully.”

Joining the cast are Dean Lennox Kelly (Moving On) as Frankie’s long term boyfriend Ian, and Derek Riddell (Garrow’s Law), her confidant and team member Andy.

Additional cast includes Julia Ford (News Tricks), Leila Mimmack (Inside Men) and Carla Henry (New Street Law).

Lucy Gannon says: “I’m thrilled to be writing about strong modern people, people you and I might know, in our real life communities, a team of lively, varied people who all – whatever their flaws, are determined to make a difference, to make life better.”

BBC executive producer is Hilary Salmon (Inside Men, Silk), and BBC producer is Erika Hossington (Casualty, Land Girls). The director is Mark Everest (Law & Order: UK, Primeval).

Frankie‘ has begun filming in Bristol and will air in Spring 2013.