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Radio 4 revives Nurse

Paul Whitehouse comedy back after TV sojourn

Paul Whitehouse’s Nurse is returning to Radio 4 following the axing of its TV version.

The comedy-drama, co-written by and starring Whitehouse as a series of psychiatric patients and Esther Coles as their community nurse, ran for four episodes on BBC Two last year but was not renewed.

Now recording has just wrapped on the second radio series, with the first of six episodes due to air from April 6.

The first series, featuring the voices of Simon Day, Rosie Cavaliero, Cecilia Noble and Marcia Warren, is currently being rerun on Radio 4 on Wednesday nights.

Nurse is the second BBC comedy featuring Whitehouse to return to its radio origins following a short-lived television adaptation, after Down The Line, which became Bellamy’s People on BBC Two.

Miles Jupp’s In and Out of the Kitchen has also returned to Radio 4 following three episodes on BBC Four.

A Radio 4 spokesperson told Chortle: ‘We are delighted that we have a second series of Nurse coming back to Radio 4 where it began.’

The original six episodes, which  Whitehouse co-wrote with producer David Cummings were broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.

- by Jay Richardson

Published: 22 Feb 2016

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