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Sixty seconds on . . . Breathtaking

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 23 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q487
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Are we talking about nice scenery?

Far from it. Breathtaking is the title of ITV’s latest television drama, based on the memoir of the same name by palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke, who cared for covid patients during the pandemic.

What’s the premise?

The series, written by Clarke alongside doctors-turned-dramatists Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah, follows acute medicine consultant Abbey Henderson (played by Joanne Froggatt) in the lead up to the UK’s first national lockdown as she and her colleagues struggle to cope with rising …

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