Honest (TV series)

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Created byJack Williams
Developed byGreenlit Rights
Written byJames Griffin
Rachel Lang
StarringAmanda Redman
Sean Pertwee
Matthew McNulty
Eleanor Wyld
Laura Haddock
Danny Webb
Amit Shah
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Jill Green
Producer(s)Eve Gutierrez
Camera setupRodrigo Gutierrez
Running time50 minutes
Original networkITV, STV, UTV
Original release9 January –

13 February 2008
External links

Honest is a British comedy-drama series that aired on ITV in 2008. The series is a remake of the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune, written by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, that first aired in 2005.

The programme stars Amanda Redman as Lindsay Carter, a mother of four who decides that her criminal family is going to change its ways after her husband is sent to prison. Honest also stars Danny Webb, Sean Pertwee and Camille Coduri.


Most of the filming was carried out in Staines, including at the local school, Matthew Arnold.


Main cast[edit]

Actor Character
Amanda Redman Lindsay Carter
Danny Webb Mack Carter
Matthew McNulty Vin Carter/Taylor Carter
Eleanor Wyld Lianna Carter
Laura Haddock Kacie Carter
Michael Byrne Norman "Grandpa" Carter
Sean Pertwee DS Ed Bain
Amit Shah Reza

Recurring cast[edit]

Actor Character
Ewan Bailey Donnie
Thomas Nelstrop DC Harrison
Burt Kwouk Mr Hong
Maye Choo Vicky Hong
Jodie McMullen Diane Hong
Camille Coduri Chrissie
Katy Murphy Caitlin

Broadcast Dates[edit]

The first episode aired on Wednesday 9 January 2008 at 21:00. It pulled in an average audience of 6 million viewers, winning the 21:00 slot with a 24% share.[1] However, the second episode figures fell to 4.3 million viewers (17%) [2], in competition with the second season premier of Torchwood on the BBC, and the third episode declined further to 3.7 million viewers (15%) [3]. Episode 4 saw an increase of one percentage point from the previous week to 3.9 million viewers (16%) [4]. However Episode 5 dropped to 3.2 million viewers, reflecting direct competition with Fabio Capello's debut as England football manager on Match of the Day[5]. The final installment saw figures rally by 800,000 to 4 million, an increase of 17% taking second place in the 9pm slot to Channel 4's Grand Designs [6]. The figures average at 4.18 million per week.

DVD releases[edit]

Honest was released on DVD in Region 2 on 18 February 2008.[2]


  1. ^ MediaGuardian.co.uk "Honest works hard for ITV figures". 10 January 2008 [1]
  2. ^ "Honest - Series 1 - Complete 2007". Amazon.co.uk. 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2008.

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