Finding Alice

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Finding Alice
GenreComedy drama
Written byRoger Goldby
Simon Nye[1]
Directed byRoger Goldby
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producersMichaela Fereday
Keeley Hawes
ProducerMargot Gavan Duffy
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Release17 January (2021-01-17) –
21 February 2021 (2021-02-21)

Finding Alice is a British television comedy-drama produced by RED Production Company (a StudioCanal company)[2] in association with Bright Pictures TV, Buddy Club Productions and Genial Productions. It premiered on ITV in the UK on 17 January 2021.[3][4]

The drama concerns a woman who discovers unwelcome facts about her husband after his sudden unexpected death.[5][6]

On 1 March 2021, it was announced that Finding Alice would return for a second series.[7] The filming for the second season was due to begin in February 2022.[8][9]


The cast includes:[10][11]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.K. viewers
(millions) [12]
1"Episode One"Roger GoldbySimon Nye17 January 2021 (2021-01-17)8.44
For Alice, Harry and daughter Charlotte, moving into their new home should have been a dream come true. But it quickly turns into a nightmare when Alice discovers Harry dead at the bottom of the stairs. Harry designed the smart house, so it's weird and wonderful, and one more disorientation for Alice on top of her sense of loss and abandonment. Alice’s beloved partner is no more, and now she can't find the fridge.
2"Episode Two"Roger GoldbySimon Nye24 January 2021 (2021-01-24)7.92
Despite certain setbacks, Alice decides to go ahead and organise Harry's funeral. She finds herself at loggerheads with Harry's parents who disagree over what he would have really wanted. Unable to bear the thought of burying Harry in a graveyard far away or having him cremated, she decides to have him buried at home in the garden.
3"Episode Three"Roger GoldbySimon Nye31 January 2021 (2021-01-31)7.11
Alice feels lost without Charlotte when she decides she is ready to go back to school. The police endeavour to identify the mysterious figure on the CCTV footage before the inquest into Harry's death can proceed.
4"Episode Four"Roger GoldbySimon Nye7 February 2021 (2021-02-07)6.84
Alice is finding her situation difficult and is getting short of money, while Gerry has surreptitiously accepted an offer on the house. Alice must think of a way to prevent the sale going ahead while attempting to raise some capital.
5"Episode Five"Roger GoldbySimon Nye14 February 2021 (2021-02-14)6.78
Alice decides to reject Tanvi's offer as she believes Harry would have wanted her to develop the land herself. In the meantime her plans to have a baby face opposition from her mother, her daughter and the fertility clinic.
6"Episode Six"Roger GoldbySimon Nye21 February 2021 (2021-02-21)N/A
Alice is determined to develop Harry's land and will not succumb to being pushed about by anyone. Can she solve her list of problems before trying for his baby? She begins to build bridges with her family despite their differences, but soon finds herself lumbered with an uninvited lodger.

Critical reception[edit]

Eleanor Bley Griffiths reviewing for the Radio Times described Finding Alice as "This interesting and ambitious drama", giving it four stars and adding that "Keeley Hawes gives a masterful performance in ITV’s darkly comic drama".[13] Ben Dowell of The Times declared the drama's "classy acting outweighs the shopworn plot" and gave it four stars,[14] Lucy Mangan for The Guardian mentions "thank god for Nigel Havers and Joanna Lumley" in her review giving it three stars,[15] while Anita Singh of The Telegraph called the drama "a thriller, a comedy, or an episode of Grand Designs?" and gave it three stars.[16]


  1. ^ Fear, Helen (17 January 2021). "Is Finding Alice a dark comedy and what else has writer Simon Nye penned?". Entertainment Daily.
  2. ^ "ITV Commissions Six-Part Contemporary Drama Finding Alice". Red Production Company. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  3. ^ "When is Finding Alice released? What's it about?". Radio Times. 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ Hollingsworth, David (7 January 2021). "Finding Alice starring Keeley Hawes – start date confirmed!". What's on TV. Archived from the original on 12 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  5. ^ Singh, Anita (17 January 2021). "Finding Alice, review: a thriller, a comedy, or an episode of Grand Designs?". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  6. ^ Morris, Lauren. "When is Finding Alice released? What's it about?". Radio Times. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  7. ^ "ITV recommissions Finding Alice for a second series following ratings success". Press Centre. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  8. ^ Carr, Flora (1 March 2021). "Finding Alice season 2 release date: Cast, trailer and episodes". Radio Times.
  9. ^ Shillcock, Francesca (1 March 2021). "ITV confirm Finding Alice series two and tease release date". Hello!.
  10. ^ "All-star cast joins Keeley Hawes for new ITV drama Finding Alice". Radio Times. 10 January 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  11. ^ Eleanor Bley Griffiths (28 January 2021). "Meet the cast of ITV's Finding Alice". Radio Times.
  12. ^ "BARB 7-Day viewing data". BARB. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  13. ^ Eleanor Bley Griffiths (17 January 2021). "Finding Alice review - Keeley Hawes gives a masterful performance in ITV's darkly comic drama". Radio Times.
  14. ^ Dowell, Ben (17 January 2021). "Finding Alice review - classy acting outweighs the shopworn plot". The Times. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  15. ^ Mangan, Lucy (17 January 2021). "Finding Alice review - thank god for Nigel Havers and Joanna Lumley". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  16. ^ Singh, Anita (17 January 2021). "Finding Alice review - a thriller, a comedy, or an episode of Grand Designs?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 December 2021.

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