The production, as yet untitled, is a wild and punky tale of being trapped below the poverty line and doing everything it takes to escape.
Daisy May Cooper , creator and star of the critically acclaimed, This Country, stars as a young working class single mum living with her ten year old daughter in the brutal lonely landscape of austerity Britain. Told with a dark lick of humour and an anarchic attitude, the drama skewers stereotypes of what it means to be working class and underlines the importance of love, dreams and friendships.
She’s immoral and shocking and purposefully vile, and swaggerous and quite amazing really – but obviously I would say that as it’s inspired by my life!
— Cash Carraway
Author, Cash Carraway says: “The show is a about a brash yet intelligent working-class single mum who not only lives in extreme inner-city poverty but a state of ridicule and humiliation as she attempts to improve her life. She’s immoral and shocking and purposefully vile, and swaggerous and quite amazing really – but obviously I would say that as it’s inspired by my life!”
Carraway added “Luckily the role will be played by the brilliant Daisy May Cooper who I know will give her warmth and humour and a performance that says ‘f-you’ to the expectations of how women perceived to be at the bottom of society are expected to behave. It isn’t a woeful tale of poverty porn, it’s a love story in the detritus between a mother and her daughter. A woman who refuses to hand over her spirit regardless of how hard it’s kicked in, and it’s an absolute dream to write this drama for the BBC and Sid Gentle Films.”
Cash Carraway (w/t) is executive produced by Jo McClellan for the BBC and Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films and Cash Carraway. Sid Gentle’s Head of Development, Henrietta Colvin, will serve as Associate Producer. BBC Studios will distribute the series internationally.