A six part romantic comedy drama, Married, Single, Other, which explores the lives, loves and loathes of three couples, all at different stages of their relationships, has gone into production for ITV1. The show will star Amanda Abbington, Lucy Davis, Shaun Dooley, Dean Lennox Kelly, Ralf Little and Miranda Raison.
Married Babs (Amanda Abbington) has realised her relationship is in real trouble. She can no longer live with her useless, but lovable, husband, Dickie (Dean Lennox Kelly), who has a unique talent for spending his days and her income on ‘great ideas’, all of which never materialise. Frustrated by his frivolous approach to life, Babs is faced with one of the biggest decisions of her life. Should she divorce Dickie after all they’ve been through together?
Single Clint (Ralf Little), Dickie’s brother, has never dated the same girl twice. Until he meets Abbey (Miranda Raison), a gorgeous model, who turns his world upside down and makes him question his one night stand approach to relationships. For the first time in his life he wants a proper relationship. And in order to persuade her he’s boyfriend material, Clint has to change his attitude to love and romance. Is he a confirmed womaniser or will he settle down and be faithful to one woman for the rest of his life?
Other and childhood sweethearts, Issy (Lucy Davis) and Eddie (Shaun Dooley), have been together for 16 years and are blissfully happy. Eddie has actually proposed on 16 occasions, but each time he crashes and burns. Issy still refuses to wed Eddie, claiming she loves him too much to marry him. However, when she encounters an abusive husband, whilst working at the women’s refuge, her opinion on life dramatically changes. She also never realised how much her young son, and child prodigy, Joe (Jack Scanlan) wanted her to marry his Dad until she finds his blue scrapbook containing all his research on weddings. This is a life changing moment for Issy as the impact of what she’s discovered sinks in.
Married, Single, Other also stars Leila Mimmack as Gina, Babs’ 15 year old daughter from a previous relationship and Tom Kane as Harry, Issy and Eddie’s eldest son.
ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning, Laura Mackie, is delighted with the project: “Married, Single, Other is a fantastic mix of laugh out loud humour, high emotion and true romance brought to the screen by a wonderful ensemble cast.”
Executive Producer Andy Harries (Cold Feet, The Queen, Prime Suspect), said: “Peter has created a script which offers a romantic and sweet take on modern day life, against a sometimes bitter and realistic background. I’m thrilled to be working with him and we have an outstanding cast and crew on board.”