BBC Three today announced that it has commissioned a new two-part, factual-based drama to be produced by leading independent production company Darlow Smithson (DSP).
The two-part drama series, entitled One Day Like This (w/t) has been commissioned in conjunction with BBC Learning.
Inspired by real-life events, One Day Like This (w/t) dramatizes a fatal car crash that devastates a small community. Set in a small English town, the series tells the story of the collision from the point of view of the people involved, and is based on extensive interviews and research.
Starring Sasha Parkinson (Coronation Street), Georgina Henshaw (Waterloo Road), Lewis Rainer (Dani's House) and Lily Loveless (Skins), the series will launch on BBC Three in 2013.
Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three says: “One Day Like This is a riveting and emotional narrative which was inspired by real life events. It demonstrates BBC Three's unique role to produce thought-provoking drama specifically for young adults.”
Julian Ware, Creative Director at DSP says: “DSP is continuing to place significant focus on this kind of factual-based drama, which we see as an exciting and fast-emerging genre. One Day Like This (w/t) has been meticulously researched by our team and developed into a powerful and thought-provoking drama.”
Notes to editors
The 2x60 series was written by Terry Cafolla, directed by Sarah Walker and produced by Nick Pitt.
The Executive Producers at DSP are Dominic Barlow and Julian Ware.
The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three and Charlotte Moore, Commissioning Executive for Documentaries. Maxine Watson is Commissioning Executive for the BBC.
One Day Like This is a riveting and emotional narrative which was inspired by real life events. It demonstrates BBC Three's unique role to produce thought-provoking drama specifically for young adults.”