Former Coronation Street actress Suranne Jones and ex-EastEnder Paul Nicholls are currently filming new medical drama Harley Street for ITV1, it has been announced.

Also featuring Shaun Parkes, who stars in the BBC’s upcoming crime drama Kiss Of Death, the six-part series is set in London’s famous medical district, in a new ultra-chic practice.

The private practice is run by three partners, general medical practitioners Martha (Suranne) and Robert (Paul) and lifestyle surgeon Ekkow (Shaun).

Created by Marston Bloom, who also writes the first two episodes, Harley Street features a world in which doctors are with their patients every step of the medical journey.

It also focuses complex personal relationships of the doctors who are continually forced to make life and death decisions, whilst also maintaining some sort of personal life.

Director of drama commissioning for ITV, Laura Mackie, said: “Harley Street is both aspirational and thought-provoking. It will offer viewers, who traditionally enjoy this genre, a different approach to health care storytelling, whilst retaining the life and death situations which make medical drama so popular.”

The series also features former EastEnders actress Kim Medcalf as practice manager and a number of guest stares including James Fox, Isabella Calthorpe, Will Mellor and Leslie Phillips.