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

BBC One comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Lenora Crichlow, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Landes, O-T Fagbenle, Nick Blood, Ingrid Oliver, Anna Brewster and others.

Material Girl

Romantic comedy about a fashion designer who must battle an evil ex-boss, a devilish business partner and snobby fashionistas

Comedy Drama
6   (1 series)
Joshua St Johnston
Lenora Crichlow, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Landes, O-T Fagbenle, Nick Blood, Ingrid Oliver, Anna Brewster, Esther Smith and others
Joshua St Johnston, Colin Bytheway, Ben Ockrent, Imogen Edwards-Jones and Jess Williams
Cilla Ware, Sarah O'Gorman and Philip John
Chrissy Skinns

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th January 2010 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 17th February 2010 on BBC One at 10:45pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 29th January 2010 at 12:50am on BBC3

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