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UKTV’s W sets Dr. Christian Jessen special clinics series from Firecracker Films

The Dr. Christian Jessen franchise continues to expand on British commercial broadcaster UKTV’s entertainment channel W with a new series that focuses on special clinics. Produced by Firecracker Films, Dr. Christian: ...
July 26, 2018

The Dr. Christian Jessen franchise continues to expand on British commercial broadcaster UKTV’s entertainment channel W with a new series that focuses on special clinics.

Produced by Firecracker Films, Dr. Christian: Special Clinics (6 x 60 minutes) follows the doctor and his team of specialists at his clinic who treat members of the public who are desperate for medical help. For this series, Jessen is joined by his partner from Dr Christian: 12 Hours to Cure Your Street, Dr. Sara Kayat.

With the clinics having a particular theme, doctors treat a variety of cases from sexual health to body issues, infertility and pregnancy, to service members who have been injured in combat. Audiences will gain insight into the stories and the people behind them.

Dr Christian: Special Clinics is commissioned for UKTV by Helen Nightingale, commissioning editor, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Steve North, genre GM for comedy and entertainment.

The series is executive produced by Federico Ruiz and Jes Wilkins for Firecracker Films.

Dr Christian: Special Clinics will premiere on UKTV’s W later this year.

The new series joins W’s stable of programming that includes the commission of a further two series of Inside The Ambulance, produced by Brown Bob Productions, which will air on the network in 2019. Furthermore, Dr Christian: 12 Hours to Cure Your Street and Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and Inside The Vets will air on W in the coming months.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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