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. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Jo Martin and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Back To Life Series 2 filming now with Meera Syal and Adrian Edmondson

Meera Syal and Adrian Edmondson have joined the cast of Daisy Haggard's dark comedy drama Back To Life. The second series of the BBC Three show is being filmed now.

British Comedy Guide, 31st March 2021

Ignore the critics: British TV comedy is in rude health

Shows such as Fleabag and This Country are setting a gold standard - and the naysayers are reflecting on glory days that never existed.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 7th March 2021

Opinion: 2019 - the year of the sadcom

At the head of the sadcom table comes After Life, the series Ricky Gervais made for Netflix that has been showered with acclaim. Just because it is about someone trying to get over the death of a loved one doesn't mean it doesn't have to be miserable throughout. And it is funny in parts. But is it a sitcom?

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th December 2019

Guilt to Zomboat! The unsung TV gems of 2019

Also honouring Mum, Back To Life, The Cockfields and After Life.

The Guardian, 24th December 2019

The best new TV comedies of April-August 2019

Here's our roundup of the best new British comedy series that launched between April and August...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 23rd November 2019

Back To Life Series 2 confirmed

Back To Life, the dark BBC Three comedy starring Daisy Haggard as a woman who returns home after a lengthy spell in prison, is to return for six more episodes.

British Comedy Guide, 19th November 2019

TV review: Back to Life

Jauntily paced and saturated with sarcastic remarks thrown out between deeply flawed individuals, Back To Life is tense and filled with conflict. Haggard's performance is stunning, yet utterly heartbreaking.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 10th November 2019

28 new British TV comedies for 2019 and beyond

Here's what fans of TV comedy can look forward to over the next year or so from the UK...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 17th July 2019

Back To Life ends tonight. It's ace comedy, weaving relatable jokes about family, jobs and relationships into a plot about a woman sent to prison for murdering her best friend 18 years ago. Fingers crossed for a second series. And I hope the probation officer never learns how to pronounce "noodles", as hearing her get it wrong is hilarious. Newdles.

Susannah Butter, Evening Standard, 20th May 2019

Daisy Haggard interview

The star and creator of the word-of-mouth TV hit on researching with ex-cons, mature sex and why she got kicked out of school science class.

Michael Hogan, The Guardian, 12th May 2019