New Kay Mellor drama to air on BBC One this Autumn
Kay Mellor’s new drama Love, Lies & Records will air on BBC One this autumn.
Leeds-based Rollem Productions has produced the 6x60' drama series, which was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Lucy Richer, Former Acting Controller of Drama.
The series features including Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Ugly Betty, Extras), Adrian Bower (Teachers, The Last Kingdom) and Mark Stanley (Dark River, Dickensian, Broken).
It follows Registrar Kate Dickenson (Jensen) as she tries to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of births, marriages and deaths and the impact they have on her.
Jensen said: “I have admired and respected Kay's work for a long time and I am thrilled to be playing Kate. Kay's writing is always honest and from the heart. I think that Kay has always managed to tap into issues that are relevant to ordinary peoples everyday lives and with this new show she deals with the major dramatic milestones that affect pretty much all of us.”
Mellor added: "When I was waiting to register the death of my mother at Leeds Town Hall, I was next to a couple who were waiting to register the birth of their much wanted baby girl. Later on that week, I attended the wedding of some friends of ours. I realised that the register office was a microcosm of life itself - tears laughter and celebrations.
"As I sat watching the registrars marry my friends, I started to wonder about their lives and how they dealt with the roller coaster of emotions that they go through on a daily basis. Not long after, a series started to develop in my head.
"I am delighted to be working with the BBC again on my brand new drama - their support and encouragement is invaluable. I’m also excited about attracting such a talented cast who will give birth to the series.”
The executive producers are Mellor, for Rollem Productions, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.