Malpractice on ITV review: enough to give every doctor nightmares


ot many British medical dramas start with an armed gunman bursting into a hospital waiting room, but then again, ITV’s Malpractice isn’t your average medical drama.

The gunman is dragging in a man who has been shot. Waving his pistol around, he demands somebody treat him. As the terrified staff and patients scatter, doctor Lucinda Edwards (Niamh Algar) steps in and calmly negotiates; eventually, the gunman backs down, letting her perform lifesaving surgery on the injured man.