About Porters

Meet the brand new comedy, Porters, starring Ed Easton, Chewing Gum's Susan Wokoma, Line Of Duty's Claudia Jessie and the legend that is Rutger Hauer.


Lurking beneath St. Etheldreda's hospital façade is a secret subterranean world. A world of endless corridors, party-throwing mortuary attendants and baton-happy security guards.

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This is the part of the hospital the public never gets to see - an underground community of hospital workers making the world above them run like clockwork(ish).

Moving between the two worlds - the glue that binds everything together - are the porters. Whether it's a urine sample, a complaining patient or a dead body - if it's in St. Etheldreda's, you'll need a porter to move it.

Written by Dan Sefton and inspired by his own experiences of working in a hospital, Porters features deluded Simon Porter (Easton), who dreams of passing his medical exam and becoming a doctor - but by starting at the bottom, and becoming the best porter the NHS has ever seen.

Rutger Hauer as Tillman

Rutger Hauer as Tillman

All he has to do is survive a few months grafting in a hospital basement and try not to kill any of the patients. How hard can that be?

The stellar supporting cast features Karma-loving, German-born Tillman (Rutger Hauer), self-styled "Queen of the Porters" Frankie (Susan Wokoma) and naïve nurse Lucy (Claudia Jessie) who Simon falls hopelessly in love with.

Mathew Horne as Mark

Mathew Horne as Mark

Also roaming the hospital corridors is battle-hardened but exhausted Dr Kelly (Jo Joyner), hypochondriac patient Mark (Mathew Horne), highly mischievous transplant surgeon Mr Pradeep (Sanjeev Bhaskar), and ruthless NHS manager Jane Bison (Tanya Franks).

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