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Doctor Foster Spin-Off Life Starts On BBC One Tonight

Doctor Foster Spin-Off Life Starts On BBC One Tonight

New Doctor Foster spin-off Life starts on BBC One tonight (Tuesday). You can watch the trailer here:

The show follows the story of Belle, played by Victoria Hamilton - the only familiar character from Doctor Foster.

You may be thinking, 'hold on, wasn't her character called Anna?, and you'd be right; but in Life she is trying to start a fresh - hence she's now shortening her full name Annabel to Belle.

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The series is set in Manchester in a house split into four flats, and from that premise, 'we are introduced to four interweaving stories about love, parenthood, loss and self-discovery'.

The likes of Adrian Lester (Hustle), Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Melissa Johns (Coronation Street) and Susannah Fielding (This Time with Alan Partridge) join the cast, but sadly we won't get to see the superb combo of Suranne Jones and Jodie Comer reprising their roles.

The show has been made by the same team behind Doctor Foster - which first aired in 2015 - and is written by Mike Bartlett.

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A synopsis reads: "In a house in Manchester divided into four flats, we are introduced to four interweaving stories about love, parenthood, loss and self-discovery. Gail (Alison Steadman) bumps into an old friend who makes a startling observation about Gail's marriage to Henry (Peter Davison).

"The ordered life of Belle (Victoria Hamilton, reprising her role from Doctor Foster) is thrown into disarray by the hospitalisation of sister Ruth (Susannah Fielding), and the subsequent arrival of wayward niece Maya (Erin Kellyman).

"David (Adrian Lester) goes on holiday without his wife Kelly (Rachael Stirling) and has his head turned unexpectedly by Saira (Saira Choudhry). And heavily pregnant Hannah (Melissa Johns), recently coupled up with Liam (Joshua James), is surprised by her connection with Andy (Calvin Demba), the father of her unborn child, who has been away travelling for the duration of the pregnancy.

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"These disruptive arrivals turn each person's life upside down, setting off a chain of events which we will follow across the series."

The series is comprised of six one-hour episodes, with the first airing at 9pm tonight. All six episodes will then be available as a boxset on BBC iPlayer, with the series continuing weekly on Tuesday nights at 9pm on BBC One.

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