The film is riddled with errors, false claims and incorrect assumptions which must be corrected.
'First I had to get the permission of individual clinics, then the doctors, then find the patients and get the storylines.'The street looks so anonymous at first – rows of Georgian townhouses, with little gold signs by the buzzers,' she says.'But it came to me that as you're walking past these doors you don't know whether the people behind them are having life-saving cancer treatment or having their varicose veins done.Ever since doctors began arriving in numbers in the area in the mid-19th century, the central London street has been synonymous with upmarket private medicine – private in the sense of both 'paid for' and 'discreet'.So it's no surprise Vanessa was not welcomed with open arms.
In common with all Vanessa's work, the setting is a portal: what the series is really about is character and stories, which prove to be variously touching, heartbreaking, eye-popping and unexpectedly funny.