It was an honour to play a handful of characters in this Audible Original drama charting the creation of the NHS. Thank you to Barnaby Eaton Jones and Ian Haig for the opportunity.


An entertaining drama based on Nye Bevan’s race to create the new NHS by 5 July 1948. Getting Better is a roller coaster period drama based on real political events alongside the fictional story of front-line tears, trauma and triumph at The Park Hospital in Manchester. As Bevan faces up to the establishment in Parliament, Dr Eva Callaway faces the same challenges – facing poverty, sexism and homophobia in a system stuck in the past.  

“Rhod Gilbert brings comic timing to a fine new drama about the creation of the NHS…. Getting Better could be beefed up into a perfect Sunday evening TV drama.” (The Guardian)

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Getting Better