Back to Life (TV series)
|Back to Life|
|Directed by||Christopher Sweeney|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||23–25 minutes|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||15 April 2019|
Back to Life is a British comedy drama co-written by Laura Solon and Daisy Haggard and starring Haggard and Adeel Akhtar. On 10 November 2019, the series premiered in the United States on Showtime.
On November 19, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.
Miri Matteson has just returned home to Hythe, Kent after serving an 18-year jail sentence for killing one of her best friends. As Miri attempts to rebuild her life, she forms a friendship with Billy, who cares for the elderly woman next door.
- Daisy Haggard as Miri Matteson
- Geraldine James as Caroline Matteson, Miri's mother
- Richard Durden as Oscar Matteson, Miri's father
- Adeel Akhtar as Billy, Miri's budding love interest
- Jo Martin as Janice, Miri's parole officer
- Jamie Michie as Dom, Miri's now married pre-prison boyfriend and Caroline's secret affair
- Christine Bottomley as Mandy, Miri's now married pre-prison best friend
- Liam Williams as Nathan, Miri's boss at the fish and chip shop
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
|2||"Episode 2"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
|3||"Episode 3"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
|4||"Episode 4"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
|5||"Episode 5"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
|6||"Episode 6"||Christopher Sweeney||Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon||15 April 2019|
Harry and Jack Williams are the executive producers of Back to Life alongside Sarah Hammond. They previously produced BBC show Fleabag. It was filmed in Kent, including Hythe and Dungeness (and at The Britannia Inn pub, Dungeness). Filming also took place at Lade car park in Lydd-on-Sea, where various scenes were filmed around the fish and chip van. Production for Back to Life also visited Abbot's Cliff Sound Mirror in Dover, high on top of the White Cliffs.
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- "Showtime(R) Orders Second Season of "Back to Life"". The Futon Critic. 19 November 2019.
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- "When is Back to Life on BBC1 and BBC3? Who's in the cast and what's it about?". Radio Times. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "Back to Life – Series 1 (2019)". Kentfilmoffice.co.uk. Kent Film Office. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
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