Nurse (2015– )
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Community psychiatric nurse Liz does her rounds of patients, starting with elderly widow Lorrie, whose gentleman friend Maurice is maddeningly over-attentive. Obese Graham's condition is ... See full summary »

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Ian Fitzgibbon

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Paul Whitehouse, Dave Cummings (as David Cummings) | 1 more credit »
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Episode credited cast:
Paul Whitehouse ... Maurice / Graham / Billy / Ray / Gary / Herbert
Esther Coles ... Nurse Liz
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ... Lorrie
Rosie Cavaliero ... Janet - Graham's Mum / April - Cat Lady
Simon Day Simon Day ... Tony Beckton
Vilma Hollingbery Vilma Hollingbery ... Phyllis
Doc Brown ... PC Dave (as Ben Bailey-Smith)
Colin Hoult Colin Hoult ... PC Terry
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Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Office Worker
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Community psychiatric nurse Liz does her rounds of patients, starting with elderly widow Lorrie, whose gentleman friend Maurice is maddeningly over-attentive. Obese Graham's condition is not helped by his mother's constant feeding him fatty foods whilst ex-convict Billy is reclusive and overly influenced by former cellmate Tony and erstwhile rock star Ray lives in the past - as does senile Phyllis. Last visit is to ageing thespian Herbert, who, without the voices in his head, lacks anybody to talk to. Liz is sympathetic to all her patients but she has problems of her own. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 March 2015 (UK) See more »

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[calling an end to his session with Liz]
Herbert: My dear, I really do need to masturbate now.
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Episode 1
12 May 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Adapted from the Radio 4 show this is a bittersweet comedy with Paul Whitehouse playing most of the characters, some in heavy prosthetic makeup.

Whitehouse plays a range of characters such as the obese Graham with an unhealthy dependence on his mother. Maurice a Jewish neighbour who both assists and irritates his afro-caribbean neighbour. Ray a 1960s pop star reminiscing about bi-sexual groupies and working with Marc Bolan.

These characters are visited by Liz (Esther Coles) the kindly community mental health nurse who is stretched to breaking point as she provides some companionship and medication to her patients. Yet Liz has issues of her own, in the opening episode we sense she is lonely, separated from her husband who does even regularly visit the kids.

Liz is irritated by some her patients that she has to see such as the cat woman whose house smells of cat food and cat poo.

The series had a subtext of of exploring the world of community health care with some laughs but I think this was more bittersweet than comedy.


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