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6 x 60’ for BBC One

Created and written by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III), LIFE follows the stories of the residents of a large house in Manchester that is divided into four flats.

As each of the four separate strands unfolds, in relatable yet surprising ways, they tell a larger story about what happens when we step out of our personal space and take a closer look into other people’s lives. LIFE explores love, loss, birth, death, the ordinary, the extraordinary and everything in between.

The series stars Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Adrian Lester (Trauma), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) and a host of British acting talent.

Gail (Alison Steadman), who is married to Henry (Peter Davison), is about to celebrate her 70th birthday when a chance encounter throws her whole life into question.

David (Adrian Lester) is happily married to Kelly (Rachael Stirling), but is conflicted by temptation when he meets the impulsive Saira (Saira Choudhry) on holiday.

Pilates teacher Belle’s (Victoria Hamilton) neatly ordered life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of her chaotic 15 year-old niece Maya (Erin Kellyman).

Heavily pregnant Hannah (Melissa Johns) – who is happily coupled up with safe and stable Liam (Joshua James) – has her plans upended by the return of Andy (Calvin Demba), with whom she had a passionate one-night stand nine months previously...

The series is directed by Ian Forsyth, Jane Pollard and Kate Hewitt, produced by Kate Crowther and executive produced by Roanna Benn, Jude Liknaitzky and Mike Bartlett.

The series will premiere on BBC One in 2020.

DISTRIBUTION: BBC Studios