Black Mountain Poets. Image shows from L to R: Lisa Walker (Alice Lowe), Claire Walker (Dolly Wells).

Black Mountain Poets

Black Mountain Poets. Image shows from L to R: Claire Walker (Dolly Wells), Lisa Walker (Alice Lowe).

Black Mountain Poets

Part-improvised comedy following con artist sisters forced to re-evaluate their lives

Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen, Rosa Robson, Richard Elis, Laura Patch, Roger Evans, Ben McGregor and others
Jamie Adams
Jamie Adams
Jon Rennie and Jamie Adams

Two professional con artist sisters, Lisa and Claire, go on the run after being caught trying to steal a JCB.

They decide to lie low by assuming the identities of the owners of their escape vehicle and become The Wilding Sisters, guest stars of the Poet's Poetry Society retreat in the depths of the Black Mountains. Thinking this will be an easy task, they don't count on the presence of handsome poet Richard and his jealous girlfriend Louise. Competing for a large cash prize, the two sisters are forced to confront not only their relationship but also their place in the world. Can they survive the competition and learn to appreciate the powerful beauty of the Black Mountains?

Production Details

UK certificate
85 minutes
Release date
Friday 1st April 2016
Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 1:55am on Film4

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