Pulse – A new BBC 3 pilot from the pen of Paul Cornell

TV and comics writer extraordinaire Paul Cornell is once again writing for the small screen. I was looking through the BBC press releases today and I saw this.


St Timothy’s is one of the UK’s top teaching hospitals, home to some of the country’s most promising trainee doctors. But beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences in this one-off 60-minute medical horror drama written by Paul Cornell.

Hannah Carter’s mother was a consultant at the hospital, but died suddenly a year ago. Grief left Hannah (Claire Foy) teetering on the edge, but following a year off, she’s back to resume her training. But Hannah remains fragile, so when she starts glimpsing peculiar events in the hospital and unsettling behaviour from her ex-boyfriend and star surgeon Nick (Stephen Campbell Moore), she’s unsure what to believe.

Ignoring the pleas of those around her, Hannah puts her sanity on the line to uncover the truth about the hospital.

The premise sounds pretty intriguing and given what I’ve thought of Paul’s work to date I’ll  be checking Pulse out when it hit sthe small screen. So far there’s no firm transmission date other than ‘Winter/Spring 2010’.

Fingers crossed the pilot will pave the way for a full series.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: BBC

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