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JARV IS… release full soundtrack for BBC series This is Going to Hurt

21 March 2022, 12:26 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

JARV IS... have shared the full soundtrack for BBC's This is Going to Hurt series, which is based Adam Kay's memoir of the same name.

The soundtrack includes 12 songs that were recorded at London's Narcissus Studios last year with Drew Dungate-Smith.

According to a press release, Jarvis Cocker has access to the scripts in the early stages of producion, which were adapted by Adam Kay himself, and each episode of the series features at least one song.

The series follows Ben Whishaw, who plays a junior doctor in the NHS, and Jarvis Cocker said the JARV IS... soundtrack is "our love song to the NHS."

Lead Director Lucy Forbes said, "As one of England’s finest lyricists and songwriters we could not have been more thrilled to have Jarvis Cocker and his band write original songs and score for This Is Going To Hurt. His incisive wit, keen sense of observation and ability to write beautiful heartfelt melodies was the perfect fit. His music immediately intertwined with the fabric and tone of the show and took it to a whole new level, getting right to the heart of the pathos, pain and joy of working at the NHS. It was a huge privilege to work with him on this project, and I can’t imagine TIGTH without him."


  1. This is Going to Hurt
  2. Visiting Hours
  3. Adam’s Nightmare
  4. Dark Wave
  5. Dare To Love
  6. Shruti
  7. Job Description
  8. Difficult C Section
  9. Fuck This
  10. Just Another One of Those Days
  11. All I Have is Yours
  12. Shruti (The Golden Thread)
The soundtrack for This is Going to Hurt by JARV IS... is out now. In May Jarvis Cocker will release his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop.
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