What is Breathtaking based on? The real story and book behind ITV’s new Covid drama

Breathtaking is a new three-part drama set to start tonight on ITV tonight, here’s what the gripping story is based on…

A new three-part drama following NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, is set to begin tonight on Monday 19th February at 9pm, on ITV1. The series will follow acute medicine consultant, Dr Abbey Henderson (played by Joanne Froggatt) and the tough decisions she and her colleagues were forced to make as the first wave of Covid-19 patients began entering UK hospitals and rapidly infecting other patients and NHS staff.

What is Breathtaking based on?