CARE

Sheridan Smith stars as a single mother struggling to raise her two children in the aftermath of a family tragedy.

From Emmy®-winner and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Broken) comes Care, a new drama starring International Emmy Award®-nominee Sheridan Smith (Cilla) as a single mother struggling to raise her two children in the aftermath of a family tragedy.

After her husband’s departure, Jenny (Smith) is fully reliant on the childcare her mother Mary (Alison Steadman, Hold the Sunset, Gavin & Stacey) provides. But when Mary suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia, Jenny’s world comes crashing down, as everything changes for her and her sister Claire (Sinead Keenan, Little Boy Blue, Being Human). Finding herself torn between her own life and the wellbeing of her mother, Jenny soon discovers that another way could be possible - but she’ll have to fight for it.

Produced by LA Productions for BBC One, Care is also written by Gillian Juckes, whose real-life experiences formed the inspiration for the story.

“An important piece of work." THE DAILY MAIL
“A delicately observed drama… Smith’s performance is her best yet.” THE GUARDIAN
"Prepare to be moved.” THE LIVERPOOL ECHO
***** [Five stars] THE I

DURATION

1 x 90-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018

PRODUCED BY

LA Productions

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director

David Blair

Writers

Jimmy McGovern, Gillian Juckes

Cast

Sheridan Smith, Alison Steadman, Sinead Keenan, Andrew Joshi, Anthony Flanagan, Martin Tomlinson

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