The series was first announced in May 2012 alongside three other new commissions for BBC One and BBC Three. Kate Harwood, the controller of drama series and serials for the corporation... More
The series was first announced in May 2012 alongside three other new commissions for BBC One and BBC Three. Kate Harwood, the controller of drama series and serials for the corporation described the new drama commissions as "a tribute to the huge range of creativity and talent within the in-house drama teams in both London and Salford". An initial synopsis described the series as "a modern and redemptive" introspection of the life of a district nurse "whose patients matter more to her than her personal life".Further information was released in September in a BBC press release that described the aim of the series as "to build up a portrayal of the challenging, complex and ultimately life affirming world of district nursing". Writer and creator Lucy Gannon wrote that she was "thrilled to be writing about strong modern people [...] who all - whatever their flaws, are determined to make a difference, to make life better". The series is executive produced by Hilary Salmon, produced by Erika Hossington and directed by Mark Everest. It will consist of six sixty minute episodes, both set and filmed in the English city of Bristol.
So, Frankie’s had her last dance and we found out who her stalker was, but was it a satisfying series? I’d say no, and that’s largely down to how inconsequential everything turned out to be. The big question of who she’d choose – Andy or Ian – was left ha More »
Was I the only person who cheered when Frankie’s boss, faced with another near-missed triumph from her perky underling, told her off for being so pleased with herself? Maybe I was, but then, we’re supposed to side with our heroine at all times. In this we More »
Frankie’s happy ending shuffles even further away in this week’s episode, as her situation with Ian gets infinitely worse despite it getting a little bit better five-minutes earlier. The ice between them has thawed, but Paula becomes a sizeable obstacle w More »
On last week’s premiere of Frankie, it seemed as though we tagged along on the titular character’s entire fortnight’s rounds, going from unfortunate person to unfortunate person, before the district nurse’s own personal life came crashing down around her. More »
BBC4’s Getting On (which will soon be remade for the US by HBO) and the ever-popular Call the Midwife have already made the lives of nurses a very viable topic for successful telly, and this new mid-brow drama, Frankie chooses to focus on one in particula More »
Frankie has been seeming like a stranger and stranger commission for the BBC in the three weeks since it premiered, shedding an alarming amount of viewers for each episode while the riskier option, at least on paper, The Fall, has been a huge success on B More »