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Series 1, Episode 1

Two Weeks To Live. Kim Noakes (Maisie Williams). Copyright: Kudos Productions
Kim sets out into the real world for the first time on a secret mission. But after encountering hapless brothers Nicky and Jay at their local pub, a seemingly harmless prank sets in motion a series of events that sees them all on the run from murderous gangsters.

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Twenty-one-year-old Kim Noakes runs away from her controlling, survivalist mother Tina and the secluded cabin in a Scottish forest they call home. Kim has a notebook with a list of all the things she wants to do in the 'real world' now she's all grown-up; like make a friend; eat candyfloss; scatter her Dad's ashes... and track down Jimmy Davies. the gangster who brutally murdered him in front of her when she was just six years old.

Travelling south to the English coast and the pub where her parents first met leads to a chance encounter with two hapless lads; socially awkward Nicky (nursing a broken heart), and Jay, his charming joker of a brother. Despite Kim's strangeness, Nicky falls for her hard and a drunken night almost leads to a kiss. But Jay can't resist a harmless prank at his brother's expense. It backfires spectacularly, leaving Kim convinced the world is about to end.

Believing time is running out to exact her revenge, Kim hastily breaks into Jimmy's mansion. Nicky chases after her - with a reluctant Jay in tow - unaware of her vengeful intentions and desperate to tell her the truth.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 10:00pm Sky1
Saturday 5th September 2020 11:45pm Sky1
Wednesday 9th September 2020 1:15am Sky1

Cast & crew

Maisie Williams Kim Noakes
Sian Clifford Tina Noakes
Mawaan Rizwan Nicky
Taheen Modak Jay
Guest cast
Sean Pertwee Jimmy
Tony Pritchard Carl
Pooky Quesnel Mandy
Caitlin Rawden Young Kim
Sean Knopp Kim's Dad
Michael Begley Ian
Writing team
Gaby Hull Writer
Ross Lynch Script Editor
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Charlotte Surtees Producer
Phil Temple Executive Producer
Morwenna Gordon Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Lorraine Goodman Line Producer
Maisie Williams Associate Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Matt Brown Line Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
Kharmel Cochrane Casting Director
Louise Allen Costume Designer
Mattias Nyberg Director of Photography
Lucy Cain Make-up Designer
Pablo Clements (as Toydrum) Composer
James Griffith (as Toydrum) Composer
Samantha Jay Cliff Graphics
Tim Mannion 1st Assistant Director


Two Weeks To Live: Series 1 review

While it appears from the first episode that much of the story will be centred around Kim's blossoming relationship with Nicky (a nicely funny Mawaan Rizwan), the heart of the series increasingly becomes the brilliantly twisted and violent mother/daughter relationship between Kim and Tina.

Eamon Hennedy, The Digital Fix, 8th September 2020

As an edgy British comedy, Two Weeks To Live (Sky One, Wednesday) had no desire to cosy up to the viewer. Appearances were deceptive, however. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) played Kim, a young woman brought up in the wilds of Scotland believing the end of the world was nigh. Trained to survive the apocalypse, Kim had a lot of skills but she had never been in a pub before, used money, walked in high heels, any of that. She was so unworldly, indeed, that she was fooled by two lads into thinking the end really was a fortnight away, and she had to crack on with job she came to do: find her father's killer and take revenge.

Williams had a nicely subtle comic touch, trying to come across as a bad ass only to poke herself in the eye with her sunglasses, and the first half hour episode rattled along. Physical comedy aside, it was light on gags though, which doesn't bode well, even for a dark comedy. Especially for a dark comedy.

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 6th September 2020

Two Weeks To Live review

Baby-faced brutality in the wilds of Scotland.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 3rd September 2020

Review: Two Weeks To Live

Maisie Williams' dark comedy is too much standard-assassin.

Deirdre Falvey, The Irish Times, 3rd September 2020

TV review: Two Weeks To Live series 1 episode 1

Whether or not the series works as a whole is going to depend on how they manage the juggling act of keeping it feeling realistic despite clearly being a very unusual creation, but despite the odd flawed moment the majority of it is beguiling and amusing material, and I'm definitely intrigued as to how it will play out.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 3rd September 2020

It's Bear Grylls meets Hanna in this comedy starring Maisie Williams as Kim Noakes, a mysterious misfit raised in isolation by her survivalist mother, Tina, (Fleabag's Sian Clifford) after her father is murdered. Now all grown up and venturing out into the real (built) world, Noakes soon runs into a pair of hapless brothers whose prank to make her believe the apocalypse is coming triggers a set of deadly consequences. It's heavy-handed and blunt, but Williams is entertaining as the lethal protagonist.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 2nd September 2020

Two Weeks To Live review

Really, the entire cast is good here, with Rizwan as Nicky also impressing, and it's a shame that such a solid bunch of actors haven't been given anything more remarkable to work with.

Caroline Preece, Den Of Geek, 2nd September 2020

TV review: Two Weeks To Live, Sky One

Plenty of suprises, plenty of thrills and spills and Williams is excellent as misfit Kim who goes on a literal as well as an emotional journey.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd September 2020

Two Weeks To Live review

"Fish out of water" is a stock comedy premise, and in Two Weeks To Live, Kim is a very strange fish indeed.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2nd September 2020

Two Weeks To Live, episode 1 review

Maisie Williams's black comedy is disappointingly derivative.

Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 2nd September 2020

Two Weeks To Live review

Leaving Game of Thrones behind her, the actor shines as a doomsday-prepper on a mission in this dark, sideways comedy with shades of Killing Eve.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 2nd September 2020

Two Weeks To Live, Sky One, review

Maisie Williams impresses in confident and quirky black comedy.

Ed Power, i Newspaper, 2nd September 2020

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