Frayed. Sammy Burbeck (Sarah Kendall). Copyright: Merman.


Sky One comedy drama about a woman confronted by her past. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Sarah Kendall, Frazer Hadfield, Maggie Ireland-Jones, Kerry Armstrong and others.

Another series is in development.

Frayed. Image shows from L to R: Tess Burbeck (Maggie Ireland-Jones), Lenny Burbeck (Frazer Hadfield), Sammy Burbeck (Sarah Kendall). Copyright: Merman.


Comedy following an Australian woman whose life is turned upside down, and has to confront the truths from her past

Comedy Drama
Sky One
6   (1 series)
Sarah Kendall, Frazer Hadfield, Maggie Ireland-Jones, Kerry Armstrong, Diane Morgan, George Houvardas, Ben Mingay, Doris Younane and others
Sarah Kendall
Shaun Wilson
Nicole O'Donohue

London, 1988. Simone Burbeck's life appears perfect. She lives in a mansion in London with her perfect husband and children, and her life is a merry-go-round of expensive renovations, dinner parties and school fundraisers. There's just one problem: it's all lies.

When her husband has a fatal heart attack in a disastrous session with a prostitute, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast. With no other options and two children to care for, she is forced to return to her family home in Newcastle, Australia. It turns out Simone's past isn't quite the story that she told everyone in London. Nothing about Simone is what it appears to be. Oh, and her real name is Sammy.

Sammy plans to cool her heels in Newcastle while she figures out a strategy to get back to London. However, the life and the people she ran away from over 20 years ago slowly pull her back in. Sammy thought she could simply shut the door on her past. But her past is about to bash that door down.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 26th September 2019 on Sky One at 2am
Last new broadcast
Thursday 31st October 2019 on Sky One at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 7th November 2019 at 2:30am

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