There’s been a host of great new dramas on the BBC over the last twelve months. Shows like Killing Eve and The Bodyguard have hit the headlines and won lots of awards but they’re not the only ones. Many other dramas on UK television consistently reach huge audiences and receive critical acclaim. The standard has never been higher and is testament to the economic models that support both the public funded BBC and the British commercial channels.
ITV has also produced some incredible dramas too, we’ve only just seen the Widow. This was a joint production with the ITV and the streaming giant Amazon Prime. It’s great to see some collaboration between these different TV companies which can only benefit the consumer wherever you see it. Obviously the ITV has potentially a larger reach in the UK as it’s one of the world’s leading free to air broadcasters.
There’s another eagerly awaited drama that should be appearing on the ITV and ITV Hub for people to enjoy in the UK and abroad via a VPN called Deep Water. Just a heads up there’s a cracking 75% off one of the more popular VPNs which can be used to watch the BBC and ITV abroad – it’s here 75% discount on NordVPN. If it’s expired, my apologies and let me know so I can remove the link!
Here’s a brief introduction to the drama Deep Water which looks like it’s going to be another classic.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Windermere, Deep Water follows the lives of three “complex and vibrant” women, each trying to do their best for their families, but facing “tough choices with difficult and often messy repercussions.” The connection between these women is their similarly-aged children – and meetings at the school gates.
The six-part drama has been penned by Mrs Wilson screenwriter Anna Symon, and is adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author Paula Daly.
Emmy-winning actress Anna Friel stars as “chaotic and disorganised” mother-of-three Lisa Kallisto,”who juggles her hectic family life with running a business.” She is married to Joe, who works all hours of the day and night as a taxi driver.
The second woman is physiotherapist Roz, played by Sinead Keenan, who once had a thriving private practice – but is now facing financial ruin because of the debts run up by her soulmate Winston. According to ITV, “If she can pay off their debts they will get their lives back on track. Roz is offered help from an unexpected quarter. The decision she makes could change the course of her life.”
Finally, there’s Kate Riverty (Rosalind Eleazar) who “seems to have it all” and is “wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life” with children Lucinda and Fergus, and husband Guy.
Kate invites her friend Lisa and husband Joe to dinner – but the evening goes spectacularly wrong for Lisa after she makes a “spontaneous” decision…
The drama asks: “With a stunning home overlooking Lake Windermere, Kate and Guy appear to be two of life’s winners, but is it possible Kate is too good to be true?”
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill commented: “Anna has cleverly woven together two of Paula’s brilliant novels, to create a wonderful modern and layered series. It’s about three very different women on their own incredible and often shocking journeys, whose lives connect at the school gates. It’s funny, sexy, truthful and often outrageous, and should have the audience asking what they would do to hold their own family together.”
For those who prefer their introductions in video format, here’s the trailer for Deep Water which have just been released too.
Looks great and should have some amazing scenery being mostly filmed in the Lake District.