Love, Lies & Records

Love, Lies & Records

Love, Lies & Records is a brand new six-part drama written & created by Kay Mellor for BBC One, starring Ashley Jensen, Rebecca Front and Mark Stanley

'LOVE, LIES & RECORDS', set in Leeds, follows Registrar Kate Dickinson, 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. Her daughter’s hiding suspicious messages on her mobile, her son hates her because she’s bought him the wrong trainers and now her stepson’s turned up unannounced to stay.

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).

Kay Mellor says: "This brand new series has been cooking in my brain for quite a while and it feels like the right time to put it on the screen. The idea came to me when I was registering my mother's death at Leeds Town Hall, closely followed by a friend's wedding in the very same place. I remembers registering the birth of both of my daughters there too, and I realised that the Register Office and registrars really are at the very heart of life... It's a place of laughter, tears and great drama."

Ashley Jensen says: “I have admired and respected Kay's work for a long time and I am thrilled to be playing Kate. 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.”

Rebecca Front adds: “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.”

'LOVE, LIES & RECORDS' will go into production in 2017 and will be filmed in and around Leeds.