BBC Two’s Victorian-era medical comedy series Quacks will premiere on Tuesday August 15th at 10pm, it has been announced.
Quacks is set in the 1840s, when medical science as we know it was still in its infancy, when doctors were just as likely to kill their patients as cure them, when they experimented on themselves and each other. The show explores an era of surgery when the operating theatre was just that: a theatre, full of spectacle and showmanship, where people would come to watch revolutionary procedures, or a surgeon try to beat his amputation speed record.
The six episode comedy series is produced by Lucky Giant (an NBCUniversal International Studios company) in association with the Wellcome Trust and stars Mathew Baynton, Rory Kinnear, Tom Basden and Lydia Leonard. Rupert Everett guest stars. Quacks was created by James Wood and commissioned by the BBC’s Head of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. Justin Davies and James Wood are the executive producers.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.