Torchwood’s Eve Myles to star in new BBC1 medical drama Frankie

“Frankie is an infectious character, she’s electric, quirky, wonderful at her job and adapts to every situation”

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Torchwood star Eve Myles has been cast in the title role of Frankie, a new six-part BBC1 series. She will play a dedicated district nurse who is passionate about giving her patients the best care she can.

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Myles, famous for her role of Gwen Cooper in the BBC’s Doctor Who spin-off, has described the role as “incredible” and says she “can’t wait to step into Frankie’s shoes and get on set”. “Frankie is an infectious character, she’s electric, quirky, wonderful at her job and adapts to every situation”.

The series has been written by Lucy Gannon, creator of Soldier Soldier, Bramwell, and BBC2’s Paralympic film The Best of Men, who is “thrilled to be writing about strong modern people you and I might know”.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, said Frankie will have “all the wit, heart and warmth that you expect from her [Gannon’s] truthful, life-like writing”.

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Filming for the series, which is an in-house BBC Production, has started in Bristol, and it is expected to air on BBC1 and BBC1 HD in the Spring of 2013.