The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Tess (Rebecca Front), Cathy (Ellie White), Cat (Lauren Socha), Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran)
The Other One

The Other One (2017)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about two sisters who had no idea the other existed until their father drops dead. Stars Ellie White, Lauren Socha, Rebecca Front, Siobhan Finneran and Amit Shah

  • Next series starts in the spring
The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Tess (Rebecca Front), Cathy (Ellie White), Cat (Lauren Socha), Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017 - 2020
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Creator
Holly Walsh
Stars
Ellie White, Lauren Socha, Rebecca Front, Siobhan Finneran and Amit Shah
Writers
Holly Walsh, Pippa Brown, Jeremy Dyson and Sarah Kendall
Directors
Holly Walsh, Adam Jenkins and Howard Arundel
Producers
Pippa Brown, Ben Cavey, Alex Moody, Holly Walsh and Chris Iliffe
Companies

The Other One is a comedy about a girl called Catherine Walcott. And another girl called Catherine Walcott. Sisters who had no idea the other existed until their father drops dead.

Cathy has a fiancé, a Duke of Edinburgh Award and a pension. Cat has a pay-as-you-go phone. The only things they have in common are their names (a smart move if you've got a secret daughter). Both of them have always wanted a sister - just maybe, not each other.

The Other One is a comedy about what happens when you discover your dead dad has a secret family and you now have a brand new sister. This is a love story to siblings, mothers and crap dads. Throughout the series the four leading women try to make sense of their newly found sisters and sort-of-step-mums.

Additional details

Part of

New On Two

BBC Comedy Pilots 2017

BBC Two pilots 2017

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 12:05am on BBC1 Scot - Episode 6
  • Monday 24th January 2022 at 11:35pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 5
  • Monday 24th January 2022 at 11:35pm on BBC1 Wales - Episode 6

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