This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1

This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1

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Emmy winner Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) leads this comedic medical series exploring the unvarnished truth of life as a doctor working in obstetrics and gynaecology. Based on the diaries of Dr Adam Kay.

Adam Kay
Ben Whishaw



Episode 1

Junior doctor Adam juggles his personal life with his hectic... More job on the labour ward. In the chaos of the ward, he makes his first big mistake.


Episode 2

Still reeling from his mistake, Adam becomes increasingly difficult to... More be around. While he clashes with a colleague over a patient, he tries to make amends at home.


Episode 3

Adam and Shruti struggle to help vulnerable patients, while a... More politician visiting the ward makes everyone’s lives harder. Adam makes some big steps in his personal life.


Episode 4

Adam’s mistake comes back to haunt him, and he tries... More desperately to dig himself out of trouble. Shruti is excited to find a promising new mentor.


Episode 5

It’s the day of Adam’s engagement party, but his work... More stress is becoming increasingly overwhelming. Shruti tries a new tack, but doesn’t get the outcome she hoped.


Episode 6

Heartbroken Adam does his first shift at a posh private... More hospital and finds that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Shruti has a challenging night shift on the NHS Ward.


Episode 7

A grieving Adam faces a tribunal over his malpractice, and... More is no longer sure if he can go on in medicine. Reconnecting with Harry, he tries to decide where his future lies.

This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1 | Reviews

Biting humour turns the frustrations of being an NHS patient into darkly funny material, with Ben Whishaw delivering Fleabag-esque fourth wall-breaking moments.

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The Times

The Times

Very few dramas manage convincingly to pull off making you laugh out loud one moment and feel profoundly sad the next.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Whishaw’s performance is a superbly judged high-wire act.

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One of the best of the year so far.

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This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1 | Trailers

This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1 | Release Details

This Is Going to Hurt: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.