ITV’s Mums: The show is partly filmed in St Helens !

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ST Helens will once again grace our screens tonight when the former head office in Pilkington appears as a hospital in a new ITV drama.

The show, titled Maternal, airs Monday, January 16th starring Parminder Nagra (Bend it Like Beckham), Lara Pulver (Spooks, Sherlock), and Lisa McGrillis (Last Night in Soho).

Mother tells the stories of Mary, a pediatric registrar, Katherine, a general surgeon and traumatologist, and Helen, an acute medicine registrar, as they each try to balance their increasingly demanding jobs in post-pandemic medicine with their lives as new mothers.

St Helens Star: The former head office in Pilkington has been converted into a hospital for dramaThe former head office in Pilkington has been turned into a drama hospital (Image: ITV)

The former Pilkington site in Alexandra Park near Prescott Road plays the role of the City General Hospital and can be seen on the trailer.

It is the latest TV drama to use St Helens as a location. Last week the BBC’s The Responder broadcast scenes filmed in and around St Helens.

Last year, the film’s teams also taped scenes for the upcoming Marvel series The Secret Invasion and Paramount + Dram Sexy Beast.

So what is the mommy talking about and what do the stars say

The series will see the trio, played by Nagra, Lara Pulver and Lisa McGrillis, trying to balance the intense demands of the NHS and motherhood.

The Mother’s Book is written by Jackie Honess-Martin and directed by James Griffiths, and will be broadcast on ITV1.

When asked if it related to her character in Parminder Maryam and her struggles with work-life balance, Nagra said: “One hundred percent, and we were all doing that in real time on that show.

St Helens Star:

“(We were) making sure our children were taken care of and making sure we were still able to do our work, and then feel guilty if we weren’t there.

But one thing that comes out of doing the work is this: There’s a moment when Maryam’s mother, played by Shaheen Kan — who played my mother in Bend It Like Beckham — says, “Did you ever think that one nourishes the other?” ”

That Mary is not just a mother, not just a doctor and they both tell each other.

“And I think that’s exactly what it is for me. I like being in the business, and it makes me a better mom, because I’m basically in a better mood. Otherwise, where did my identity go?”

ITV said the series “explores working motherhood with wit, warmth and humour, offering a unique perspective on our beloved and stressful health service and the people who bring it together”.

What the author said

Honess-Martin said she hoped viewers would appreciate the “solidarity” between female NHS workers as well as the “humour, hope and heart in it”.

“Since we are young girls we have been told it is our job to get everything right. In fact it is not acceptable to ask someone for that given the current state of the NHS; it has systemic problems which are up to individuals to try and sort out,” she said.

And it costs people something to do that.

“I hope what people take away from the show is some of the feminism in it, some of the solidarity that these women show each other, and the humor and hope and heart in that.”

when does it start?

There are six episodes, the first of which is broadcast on Monday 16 January, at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.