In 2015, Drama republic produced the BBC One hit drama Doctor Foster – a gripping five-part series written by the award-winning playwright and screenwriter Mike Bartlett.
Doctor Gemma Foster (played by Suranne Jones) is a woman in control: a respected GP at the heart of her village, a woman people can trust. But Doctor Foster’s life is about to explode. When she suspects her husband (played by Bertie Carvel) has been having an affair, she’s determined to find out the truth.
Gemma throws herself into an investigation that will propel her, her family, and even some of her patients, into chaos. Bit by bit, Doctor Foster uncovers secrets that shock her to the core. Now she has to choose how to react. And one thing is certain – she is going to behave in ways she could never have imagined.
This is a drama with an intelligent, empowered woman at its centre – one with a huge battle on her hands, both in her personal and professional life. Gemma’s psychological and emotional journey is complex, compelling, and utterly gripping.
Doctor Foster was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning. The executive producers were Roanna Benn, Greg Brenman and Jude Liknaitzky for Drama Republic and Matthew Read for the BBC.
The production was the highest rating new show in all genres in 2015, with a finale watched by over 10 million viewers. It was recently awarded Best New Drama and best Drama Performance for Suranne Jones at the 2016 National Television Awards. It also won Best New Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2016, and has been nominated for 5 BAFTA awards.