Hamilton Hodell

Mat's QUACKS!



BBC Two's brand new 6-part comedy series Quacks premieres Tuesday 15 August at 10pm, starring MATHEW BAYNTON.

Quacks
is a raucous medical comedy set in the 1840s during the extraordinary, daring and wild days of Victorian medicine, following the progress of four young medical pioneers fighting to make a mark on the world, beat their rivals and save lives. Mathew stars as a nervous, kind, fledlging psychiatrist (then called alienist) looking to transform mental care; Rory Kinnear plays an arrogant showman surgeon who can take a leg off in 92 seconds, and Tom Basden is a wild, hedonistic dentist turned anaesthetist. Rupert Everett also guest stars in the series.

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.

Quacks is created and written by James Wood, co-creator of the BAFTA award-winning BBC Two hit comedy Rev, and Mathew has also written one of the series' episodes.

Don't miss the premiere on 15 August and check out the Episode One preview below.