Tuesday 22 November 2011, 11:03
Hello - I'm Helen Raynor. I've worked on established dramas like Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Primeval, but Baker Boys is my first original drama series. We've filmed this blog post to share a bit about the creative process with you.
I created and wrote it with Gary Owen, who you will spot nodding sagely in the video.
Gary is my real life partner - if you don't know that bit, it just looks like the strangest writing relationship ever.
Watch Helen and Gary's blog post
Baker Boys is set in a small South Wales town, and follows the lives and loves of a group of workers at - you've guessed it - a bakery.
We chose a small canvas to tackle the biggest story in Britain right now - the recession. Because we wanted to look at the recession not as experienced by bankers and high financiers with millions to lose, but as it affects ordinary families.
In series one, the bakery closed overnight when the parent company went bust.
Through no fault of their own, everyone found themselves out of a job, and the whole community faced a grim future.
Amid the anger and sadness, Owen, our leading man, had a big idea - that the former workers pool their redundancy and buy the bakery themselves. And by the skin of their teeth, they pulled it off.
In series two our characters face tough decisions as they fight hard to stay afloat.
Trailer for series two of Baker Boys
Families and friendships are put under huge pressure, and no-one comes out of it unscathed.
Above all, it's a chance to find out if we really are all 'in this together'.
Helen Raynor and Gary Owen are the co-writers of Baker Boys.
You can also watch Baker Boys in iPlayer until Thursday, 15 December, wherever you are in the UK.
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