Drop Dead Gorgeous - brand new comedy for
BBC THREE - starts Sunday 11 June, 10.00pm
Sinead Moynihan makes
her acting debut in Drop
Dead Gorgeous - a brand new comedy drama for BBC
THREE, written by Carmel Morgan (The
Royle Family; Shameless; Coronation Street) with additional episodes
McVerry (Playing the Field; Clocking Off) and Stephen
Russell (Coronation Street; Big Train; Shameless).
The Webbs are a modest working-class family living in Runcorn. Pauline (Kathryn
Hunt), is seemingly happy with the hand she has been dealt. School dinner lady by day, door-to-door cosmetics agent by evening, and along with husband Terry (Connor
McIntyre), life and soul of the local pub by night.
They have a nice house, brilliant mates and a great family.
But all this changes when twin daughters Jade (Linzey
and Ashley (newcomer Sinead Moynihan) are approached by a model scout – but
it's not the beautiful Jade who gets the nod, it's geek goddess Ashley
who is the chosen one.
As Ashley's star ascends into the glamorous, sophisticated world of modelling with the help of her agent Murray (Lee Boardman), the tight knit circle of family and friends find themselves struggling with the fall-out.
Pauline drops everything and everyone as she pushes her
daughter in search of fame and success. Terry's world starts to cave in
as his past comes back to haunt him and Jade's jealousy threatens her relationship
with her entire family and most importantly her sister.
Casting director Beverley Keogh, who was responsible for casting
BBC ONE's Clocking
Off and Channel 4's Shameless, cast Ashley Webb from amongst
genuinely new and raw talent in Manchester and Salford.
Drop Dead Gorgeous is BBC THREE's first commission from Hat
The series was filmed on location in North West England and is a Hat Trick North production for BBC THREE.
The Executive Producers are Mario Stylianides and Mark
Redhead for Hat Trick and Cheryl
Taylor for the BBC. The producer is Juliet
Charlesworth and the series is directed by Susan
Tully and Dermot
Drop Dead Gorgeous
is commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning.