Watch the trailer for Malpractice on ITV1 and ITVX
Malpractice is making its ITV debut on April 23 and the series tells the story of a battle-hardened doctor who is investigated following the tragic death of one of her patients.
Niamh Algar plays Dr Lucinda Edwards, whose shift ends with the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu.
Edith’s grieving father (Brian Bovell), demands an inquiry into Lucinda’s actions leading up to her death, turning Lucinda’s world on its head.
As the pressure of the investigation intensifies, Lucinda’s relationships with her family and friends are heavily impacted.
Express.co.uk has all you need to know about how many episodes are in the series.
The series is made up of five episodes which will air weekly on Sundays in the same time slot of 9pm.
The hour-long episodes will all be uploaded to ITVX on the day of the launch, meaning fans can binge the series if they so wish.
The synopsis for the first episode has been released and it reads: “Dr Lucinda Edwards is a smart, experienced A&E doctor, in the midst of a nightmare shift.
“She has a gunshot victim and an opioid overdose patient who both need a bed in resus, but there’s only room for one of them.
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“When one of the patients dies, Lucinda realises her troubles have only just begun.
“Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei are investigators from the Medical Investigation Unit, tasked with assessing whether Lucinda is fit to practice medicine.
“Feeling the pressure of their close scrutiny, Lucinda is desperate to prove that she can be a competent doctor.”
While George feels the death was an unavoidable tragedy, Norma is suspicious of Lucinda’s behaviour and the final decisions she made.
A trailer for the new series shows Lucinda running around in distress as she asks her patient what she had taken.
Norma (Helen Behan) can be heard saying: “Today is just about getting a clearer picture of what happened, your decision-making.”
Lucinda is then heard saying: “This isn’t going away, we need to tell them the truth”, but what is she hiding?
The terrified doctor is then seen confronting a man waving a gun in her face as she tries to calm him down.
Viewers are warned “Everyone has a breaking point”, has Lucinda finally reached hers?
Malpractice airs on ITV from April 23 at 9pm, the entire series will be available to watch on ITVX.
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