COLERAINE actor James Nesbitt is headed back to our TV screens again. This time he will star in a new six-part medical drama Monroe.Shooting starts this week in Leeds where James will play Gabriel Monroe, a neurosurgeon who must contend with two new trainees, as well as a series of medical emergencies.

Mistresses star Sarah Parish will also appear in the series as cardiac surgeon Jenny Bremner, while Bouquet of Barbed Wire actor Tom Riley will portray anaesthetist Dr Laurence Shepherd.

Wallander actress Sarah Smart and former Teachers star Shaun Evans will also play guest roles in the first episode.
By Tina Calder