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

The Other One (2017)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2017 - 2022
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6

The Other One. Image shows from L to R: Cathy (Ellie White), Cat (Lauren Socha)
Cat decides to take Cathy on their own sister honeymoon to cheer her up. Marilyn finds Colin's missing will and, together with Tess, they need to tell the girls the shocking news.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th July 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 10th July 2020 9:30pm BBC1 Wales
Friday 17th July 2020 10:45pm BBC1 Wales
Monday 24th January 2022 11:05pm BBC1
Monday 24th January 2022 11:35pm BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 25th January 2022 12:05am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Ellie White Cathy
Lauren Socha Cat
Christopher Jeffers Callum
Rebecca Front Tess
Siobhan Finneran Marilyn
Guest cast
Sarah Kendall Kelly
Charlotte Ritchie Kitty
Hamish Gray Fisherman
Jordan Murphy Gus
Timothy Harker Solicitor
Simon Greenall Colin (Voice)
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Pippa Brown Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Sarah Kendall Script Editor
Production team
Holly Walsh Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer
Pippa Brown Executive Producer
Holly Walsh Executive Producer
Chris Iliffe Line Producer
Craig Harbour Editor
Nick Bruin Production Designer
Rachel Sheridan Casting Director
Lance Milligan Costume Designer
Patrick Jordan Director of Photography
Samantha Marshall Make-up Designer
Vince Pope Composer
Adam Jenkins 1st Assistant Director
Howard Arundel 1st Assistant Director


The Other One, Holly Walsh's gleeful twin-family saga ended (if you've been watching in real time) on a real high. It had many terrific lines, mainly - as usual - from Ellie White as Cathy, whom you suspect the writer most identifies with. One clue: she gives her the sharpest lines. After she has been given a particularly gaudy tiara-and-mascara makeover by Cat (Lauren Socha), dowdy safe Cathy declares to the mirror: "Oh My God! I love it... I look like I could have my own show! On ITV3!" Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran) finally makes it out of the house, Rebecca Front's Tess finally forgives cheating Colin (Simon Greenall) and, after a cheeky red herring, the stage is well set for a second series. There have been harder recommissions to predict.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 19th July 2020

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