Age Before Beauty

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Age Before Beauty
Created byDebbie Horsfield[1]
Written byDebbie Horsfield[1]
Directed byPaul Norton Walker[1]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)
  • Debbie Horsfield[1]
  • Laura Mackie
  • Sally Haynes
  • Elizabeth Kilgarriff
Producer(s)Guy De Glanville[1]
Production location(s)Manchester
Production company(s)Mainstreet Pictures[1]
Original networkBBC One
Picture format2:1 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release31 July (2018-07-31) –
29 August 2018 (2018-08-29)
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Age Before Beauty is a BBC television drama series by Debbie Horsfield that premiered on BBC One on 31 July 2018.[2] The six-part series is based in Manchester, England, and stars Robson Green, Sue Johnston, Polly Walker and James Murray.[3]


Age Before Beauty is a family drama set in a Manchester beauty salon. The series follows Bel, a homemaker and mother-of-two, as she deals with the demands of her family's struggling salon business and her warring family with the problems in her marriage.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Robson Green as Teddy Roxton, Bel's brother-in-law and best friend.[1]
  • Sue Johnston as Ivy-Rae Regan, Bel's mother and a spray tan technician in the family's salon.[1]
  • Polly Walker as Bel Finch, a homemaker and mother who takes over her family's salon business.[1]
  • James Murray as Wesley Finch, Bel's husband of 25 years.[1]
  • Lisa Riley as Tina Regan, Bel's sister and a tattoo artist in the family's salon.[1]
  • Kelly Harrison as Leanne Roxton, Bel's sister and a nail technician and personal stylist in the family's salon.[1]
  • Vicky Myers as Heidi Regan, Bel's sister, a cosmetic surgery addict and mother to seven-year-old Disney, a wannabe pageant queen.[1]
  • Madeleine Mantock as Lorelei Bailey, a beautiful personal trainer in her twenties.[1]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [5]U.K. viewers
1"Episode 1"Paul Norton WalkerDebbie Horsfield31 July 2018 (2018-07-31)4.57 million[6]
2"Episode 2"Paul Norton WalkerDebbie Horsfield7 August 2018 (2018-08-07)3.84 million[6]
3"Episode 3"Paul Norton WalkerLee Warburton14 August 2018 (2018-08-14)3.68 million[6]
4[7]"Episode 4"Paul Norton WalkerDebbie Horsfield21 August 2018 (2018-08-21)3.67 million[6]
5[8]"Episode 5"Paul Norton WalkerDebbie Horsfield28 August 2018 (2018-08-28)3.74 million[6]
6[9]"Episode 6"Paul Norton WalkerDebbie Horsfield29 August 2018 (2018-08-29)3.82 million [6]


Filming for the series began in June 2017 in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Casting announced for new BBC One drama Age Before Beauty". BBC. 1 June 2017.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (25 July 2016). "BBC One books new beauty drama based in Manchester". Manchester Evening News.
  3. ^ a b "Star cast announced for new BBC drama Age Before Beauty". The Yorkshire Post. 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ Lazarus, Susanna (1 June 2017). "Robson Green and Sue Johnston to lead new BBC drama from Poldark writer". Radio Times.
  5. ^ "Age Before Beauty Episodes". BBC One. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Weekly top 30 programmes - BARB".
  7. ^ "Age Before Beauty - S1 - Episode 4". Radio Times.
  8. ^ "Age Before Beauty - S1 - Episode 5". Radio Times.
  9. ^ "Age Before Beauty - S1 - Episode 6". Radio Times.

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