Critically acclaimed novel This Is Going To Hurt is being turned into a TV series 1 year ago

Critically acclaimed novel This Is Going To Hurt is being turned into a TV series

"Hilarious, horrifying, and a heartbreaking insight into the life of a junior doctor."

Adam's Kay best-selling novel This Is Going To Hurt is being turned into a series.

The critically acclaimed book documenting Kay's time as a junior doctor on the NHS has been making readers laugh, cry, and be seriously grateful for their own career choices ever since it was first released back in 2017.

Comprised of a series of diary entries that Kay kept during his time on the obstetrics and gynaecology ward, the novel presents the reality of a doctor's life on the NHS.

Entirely sleepless nights, performing several C-sections one after the other, and removing various foreign objects from people's rectums are just some of the tasks that Kay found himself engaged in during his time as a doctor.

He later quit his job following a particularly bad bout of depression and turned his hand to comedy writing.

It was only a few years later that he stumbled across his junior doctor diaries again and decided to compile them into a hilarious, brutally honest, and extremely necessary novel - warts and all.

And now it's being turned into an eight-part series by BBC Two.

Delightful.

The series will be adapted by Kay himself and Sister Pictures to bring the reality of a junior doctor's 97-hour week to life.

"Junior doctors tend to have a rather quiet voice compared to the politicians, which is understandable - you don’t have much spare time if you’re working 100 hour weeks," said Kay.

"It’s been a huge privilege to have my diaries reach so many readers and it’s been absolutely humbling to see their reaction.

"I’m beyond delighted to now be able to share my story with a far wider audience and make the viewers of BBC Two laugh, cry and vomit."

And vomit they will, indeed.