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Back To Life

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Synopsis

Freed from prison, sentenced to small town life

Back to Life is written by Daisy Haggard (Episodes, Uncle) and former Perrier winner Laura Solon. Haggard plays Miri, who has just been released from a decade in prison following a terrible crime. Now in her late thirties, with no job, no friends and no choice but to move back in with her parents, Miri is desperate to move on, put the past behind her and get back to her life; but, in a small town where her crime is the most dramatic thing that has ever happened, will anyone let her?  

Durations

6 x 30 mins

Genre

Comedy

Producer

Two Brothers Pictures

Reviews

"New show stands out in a crowded field"
USA Today

★★★★★
"This darkly flashing gem will take your breath away"
The Guardian

"If you like your sitcoms bleak, then try Fleabag-by-the-Sea"
Daily Mail

"well-written and multi-layered, managing to be sweet, tragic and a little bit sick"
The Times

★★★★★ 
"Back to Life is as sharp as Fleabag and as life-affirming as After Life"
Daly Mirror

"This six-parter is, in places, bitter as nuclear wind, in places life-affirmingly warm and funny, and Daisy Haggard knows, very much, what she’s doing, holding a vial of smelling salts up to our own lazy censoriousness with and style and melancholy, and expect awards"
The Observer

"It’s a serious grown up comedy"
The Herald

"Back to Life Is the Next Must-Watch Show for Fleabag Fans"
TIME

Credit Line

Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three, UK in association with all3media international

Cast

Miri: Daisy Haggard (Episodes, Uncle)

Caroline: Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes, Black Work)

 

Oscar: Richard Durden (Batman, Agatha Raisin)

Billy: Adeel Akhtar (Killing Eve, Unforgotten)

Director(s)

Christopher Sweeney

Additional Credits

Executive Producers: Sarah Hammond, Jack Williams, Harry Williams, Daisy Haggard, Laura Solon, Chris Sweeney