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A SHEFFIELD health-care company is playing a bit part on prime time TV – its medical products are being used in the new James Nesbitt drama Monroe.

B. Braun Medical Ltd has supplied surgical instruments, cannulae, hygiene products and a dialysis machine to the ITV drama, which centres on neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe in the fictional Leeds-based St Matthew’s Hospital.

Written by Peter Bowker and directed by David Moore and Paul McGuigan, whose work includes Lucky Number Slevin and recent BBC drama Sherlock, the drama portrays the effects diseases have on the families and friends of patients.

Chris Banks, marketing services manager at the Thorncliffe Park-based firm said: “Mammoth Screen and ITV wanted to recreate a realistic hospital environment, which meant we were able to provide a wide range of our products and equipment to help portray this.

“Neurosurgery is also an area we are becoming increasingly involved in so we are delighted to be associated with a series of this nature.”