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LOVE, LIES & RECORDS follows Registrar Kate Dickenson, played by Ashely Jensen (Catastrophe, Ugly Betty, Extras) as she tries to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of births, marriages and deaths and the impact they have on her.

After a dream promotion to the top job of Super Intendant, Kate finds herself increasingly torn by the endless responsibilities of being a modern working mother. As Kate tries to hold her work life and relationship together, things go from complicated to impossible when a disgruntled colleague threatens to expose a secret from her past. With everything she’s worked for in jeopardy, Kate’s dream promotion quickly turns into a nightmare and she’s horrified to realise that it’s not just her job that’s on the line…

Joining the cast alongside Ashley Jenson are Adrian Bower (Granchester, The Last Kingdom), Kenny Doughty (Vera, Stella), Rebecca Front (Doctor Thorne, War & Peace, Humans) and Mark Stanley (Dark River, Dickensian).

Written by: Kay Mellor

Directed by: Dominic Leclerc & Cilla Ware

Produced by: Yvonne Francas



"No one writes sentimental, funny northern dramas quite like Kay Mellor"

- The Sun


"Love, Lies and Records is perfect end of the week watching"

- The Evening Standard


"It's safe to say Kay Mellor has another hit on her talented hands"

- The Mirror


"Who knew registrars were so exciting?"

- The Telegraph





Kate works as a Senior Registrar in Greater Leeds Register Office.

With her dream promotion on the cards, Kate’s struggling to achieve the allusive work/life balance she’s always hearing about. And as her work and home life get increasingly complicated, she can’t help but feel that she’s failing in both camps.

Kate doesn’t mind bending the rules if it’s for the right reasons but her maverick ways are not to everyone’s taste and when a disgruntled colleague threatens to expose a risqué secret from Kate’s past that could jeopardize everything she’s worked so hard for, it’s not just her job that’s on the line… 



udy works as Acting Superintendent Registrar in Greater Leeds Register Office.

She’s proud of her position and when the decision is made as to who will take the post permanently, having been overlooked twice previously, she’s sure that this time it’s hers.

Judy is a stickler for the rules and firmly believes in the sanctity of the work they do in the Register Office. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right but her strict moral beliefs are soon compromised when she finds herself backed into a corner...




“I have admired and respected Kay's work for a long time... 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.”

- Ashley Jensen (Kate)

“Births, marriages, deaths. We've all had experience of at least a couple of those. And Kay Mellor's trademark mix of humanity, warmth, drama and intrigue runs right through these scripts. So I'm really excited to be part of it.”

- Rebecca Front (Judy)

"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 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. I started to wonder about the registrar's 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.”

- Kay Mellor, Writer & Executive Producer

"Kay's scripts are, of course, brilliant - entertaining, funny and moving all at the same time. Together with this exciting cast line-up the show promises to take BBC One viewers on an emotional rollercoaster.” 

- Elizabeth Kilgarriff, BBC Executive Producer

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