Back To Life. Miranda (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Back To Life

BBC Three (Online) comedy drama about a woman coming out of prison. 12 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2021. Stars Daisy Haggard, Adeel Akhtar, Geraldine James, Richard Durden and others.

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Back To Life. Image shows from L to R: Billy (Adeel Akhtar), Miranda (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Series 1, Episode 3

Miri's memories of that terrible night at the Sound Mirror just aren't going away and someone has stuck press clippings from her trial all over town.

Further details

Miri's memories of that terrible night at the Sound Mirror just aren't going away. She lies awake at night, obsessively listening to a cassette recording of her and her friends singing when they were teenagers. Could this be a clue to what happened that fateful night all those years ago?

The next day begins badly: the doctor's receptionist refuses to register Miri, whose head wound is in desperate need of attention, and someone has stuck press clippings from Miri's trial all over town. She can't even distract herself with work as Nathan has to wait until the broken window is replaced before re-opening the shop.

Desperate for an escape from reality, Miri asks her mother if they could spend the day together, but Caroline makes her excuses and much as she needs a friend, Miri still refuses to entertain the idea of spending the day with her childhood friend Mandy. But Billy offers welcome companionship and the two embark on an adventure to the local amusement park. The day is going well and the two grow closer, but will Miri ever be able to be honest with Billy about her past? Meanwhile, there's bad news for Oscar as a routine check-up with the Doctor throws up some unwelcome suspicions about his marriage.

Publication details

Monday 15th April 2019
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Daisy Haggard Miranda
Adeel Akhtar Billy
Geraldine James Caroline
Richard Durden Oscar
Christine Bottomley Mandy
Jo Martin Janice
Jamie Michie Dom
Imogen Gurney Lara
Liam Williams Nathan
Souad Faress Anna
Frank Feys Samuel
Guest cast
Jennifer Tollady Mother
Rhona Cameron Receptionist
Hussina Raja Doctor
Zee Asha Female Shop Assistant
Writing team
Daisy Haggard Writer
Laura Solon Writer
Amy Chappelhow Script Editor
Production team
Christopher Sweeney (as Chris Sweeney) Director
Debbie Pisani (as Debs Pisani) Producer
Harry Williams Executive Producer
Jack Williams Executive Producer
Sarah Hammond Executive Producer
Daisy Haggard Executive Producer
Laura Solon Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Christopher Sweeney (as Chris Sweeney) Executive Producer

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