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

The Other One (2017)

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about two sisters who had no idea the other existed. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2017 - 2020. Stars Ellie White, Lauren Socha, Rebecca Front, Siobhan Finneran and Amit Shah.

Another series is in development.

The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Cat (Lauren Socha), Cathy (Ellie White), Tess (Rebecca Front), Marcus (Amit Shah).


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 have got a secret daughter). Both of them have always wanted a sister - just maybe not each other.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th September 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ellie White Cathy
Lauren Socha Cat
Rebecca Front Tess
Siobhan Finneran Marilyn
Amit Shah Marcus
Guest cast
Brian Bovell Rupert
Simon Greenall Colin
Vivienne Soan Vicar
Ted Robbins Taxi Driver
Neil Pearson Paul
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Production team
Dan Zeff Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer

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