Stanley Park. Dirty Debbie (Holliday Grainger). Copyright: Lions Gate / 6 Degree Media.

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

BBC Three comedy drama pilot about a group of young friends going through a life-changing period of their lives

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creator
Leo Richardson
Starring
Sharon Horgan, Holliday Grainger, Antonia Thomas, Morwenna Banks, David Kennedy, Jennie Jacques, Jack Cole, Nick Blood and Richard Southgate
Writer
Leo Richardson
Director
Misha Manson-Smith
Producers
Charlie Hanson, Alan Greenspan, David Kanter, Jeff Okin and Eleanor Moran

Written by Leo Richardson and inspired by his stage play, Stanley Park is a sharply observed, character-based ensemble comedy drama.

Set in a south London suburb, it tells the story of a group of young friends enduring the poignant, painful, hilarious and often confusing emotional upheavals during a life-changing period. It's hard to keep secrets when they're all living on the same street, and it seems everyone has something they're hiding, or hiding from. Stanley Park looks at the desperation, aspirations and motivations of this group of young people and their families in a moving and humorous way.

Sassy fashion designer Debbie lives with her gin-swigging, serial internet-dating Auntie Pat. Debbie's outfits are as outrageous as the erotic fiction she writes and her confident air fuels her belief that no man can resist her charms.

Across the road from Debbie lives emo Ann, who is convinced that she was a Bohemian poet in a past life. Ann's on-off romance with Lee Stevens, a typical "boy" who always seems to get things wrong, provides her with enough angst to keep her poetry flowing.

Ann's fabulous, Beyonce-loving best friend Ben is always on hand to provide a shoulder to cry on and a constant source of advice, but Ben would do well to counsel himself occasionally.

As the residents of Stanley Park go about their everyday lives, Harry "the hottie" winks at Debbie as she walks home and sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything and everyone in the street forever.

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