Back to Life (TV series)

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Back to Life
Back to Life.jpg
Written by
Directed byChristopher Sweeney
Composer(s)Solomon Grey
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)
  • Sarah Hammond
  • Harry Williams
  • Jack Williams
  • Debbie Pisani
CinematographyBen Wheeler
Editor(s)Gavin Buckley
Running time23–25 minutes
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)

Back to Life is a British comedy drama co-written by Laura Solon and Daisy Haggard and starring Haggard and Adeel Akhtar.[1] On 10 November 2019, the series premiered in the United States on Showtime.[2]

On November 19, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]


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.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"Christopher Sweeney[4]Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)
2"Episode 2"Christopher SweeneyDaisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)
3"Episode 3"Christopher SweeneyDaisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)
4"Episode 4"Christopher SweeneyDaisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)
5"Episode 5"Christopher SweeneyDaisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)
6"Episode 6"Christopher SweeneyDaisy Haggard and Laura Solon15 April 2019 (2019-04-15)


Harry and Jack Williams are the executive producers of Back to Life alongside Sarah Hammond. They previously produced BBC show Fleabag.[5] It was filmed in Kent, including Hythe and Dungeness (and at The Britannia Inn pub, Dungeness).[6] 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.[7]


Back to Life launched as a boxset on BBC iPlayer on 15 April 2019, and aired weekly on BBC One from 15 April 2019.


  1. ^ "Back To Life: Episodes' Daisy Haggard on playing a 'relentless optimist'". 12 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via
  2. ^ "Showtime(R) Programming Advisory". The Futon Critic. 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Showtime(R) Orders Second Season of "Back to Life"". The Futon Critic. 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Back to Life (TV Series 2019–) Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Back to Life – Series 1 (2019)". Kent Film Office. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  7. ^ Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Back to Life Article".

External links[edit]

Back to Life at BBC Programmes Edit this at Wikidata