Material Girl. Image shows from L to R: Marco Keriliak (Michael Landes), Ali Redcliffe (Lenora Crichlow), Chris (O-T Fagbenle), Davina Bailey (Dervla Kirwan). Copyright: Carnival Films
Material Girl

Material Girl

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2010
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Romantic comedy about a fashion designer who must battle an evil ex-boss, a devilish business partner and snobby fashionistas. Stars Lenora Crichlow, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Landes, O-T Fagbenle, Nick Blood and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creator
Joshua St Johnston
Stars
Lenora Crichlow, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Landes, O-T Fagbenle, Nick Blood, Ingrid Oliver, Anna Brewster, Esther Smith and more
Writers
Joshua St Johnston, Colin Bytheway, Ben Ockrent, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Jess Williams and Katy Harmer
Directors
Cilla Ware, Sarah O'Gorman and Philip John
Producers
Chrissy Skinns, Polly Hill, Gareth Neame and Sally Woodward Gentle
Companies

Set in the bustling, creative hot-bed of Brick Lane, Ali Redcliffe sets out to make a name for herself as a fashion designer, in the only way she knows how, through sheer hard work and talent. Alongside Ali is Marco, the mercurial and brilliant business partner who wants to make Ali a star.

Davina Bailey, the scheming designer of the moment, isn't about to give up her crown as queen of fashion though. She is currently the designer every hot star wants to be dressed by.

Alex is Ali's flatmate and best friend from college, but also a designer for Ali's key rival, Davina. Mimi is the wannabe stylist at a leading fashion magazine, and almost as intuitive and brilliant as Ali; and Lydia the model with a face like an angel and the voice of a navvy.

It is the friendships and relationships, the ups and downs, solidarity, extraordinary chemistry and the entwined destinies that are the fabric of Material Girl.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th January 2010 at 8pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 17th February 2010 at 10:45pm on BBC One
All previous repeats
  • Friday 29th January 2010 at 12:50am on BBC3 - Episode 3
  • Friday 22nd January 2010 at 12:50am on BBC3 - Episode 2
  • Friday 15th January 2010 at 12:45am on BBC3 - Episode 1

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