We're busy in post production on our brand new six-part drama for BBC One...

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



“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