Dr Christian Jessen is getting another series on W. Mere months after commissioning 12 Hours To Cure Your Street, the UKTV owned and operated channel has given the greenlight to Dr Christian: Special Clinics. The series is set to air on W later this year.
Special Clinics will see Dr Christian and his team of specialists roll up their sleeves to treat members of the public who are desperate for medical help. He’ll also be joined by his partner from Dr Christian: 12 Hours to Cure Your Street, Dr Sara Kayat. All the clinics will have a particular theme, giving the doctors a chance to treat some extraordinary cases of people who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the treatment they need.
From sexual health to body issues, infertility and pregnancy, obesity to service members who have been injured in combat, Britain’s medical problems will be laid bare, with viewers getting an insight into these extraordinary stories – and the people behind them. Dr Christian and Dr Sara Kayat will also delve deeper into the devastating impact medical conditions can have on both patients and their loved ones and will pull out all the stops to help people get their lives and relationships back on track.
Dr Christian: Special Clinics, which has received an order for six episodes, is the latest addition to a franchise of shows that began with Dr Christian Will See You Now. Firecracker Films are producing, with by Federico Ruiz and Jes Wilkins serving as the executive producers. The series was commissioned by UKTV Commissioning Editor Helen Nightingale and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Genre General Manager for Comedy and Entertainment Steve North.
“I’m so pleased to have Dr Christian back on W, where he’ll be continuing his fantastic work with the patients and their families in these special themed episodes”, UKTV Commissioning Editor Helen Nightingale said in a statement. “By concentrating on specific issues each week, Dr Christian will get to the heart of their problems and treat the seemingly untreatable in his own inimitable way.”