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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

First Look: In the Club coming soon to BBC ONE

The BBC have released a trailer for the first new drama since the end of the World Cup. In the Club, a new six-part drama from prolific writer Kay Mellor which centres around six pregnant women. Mellor told the BBC, "In The Club has been in my brain for a long time just waiting for the right time to give birth. I had the idea round about the same time I had the idea for Fat Friends but there was more of an appetite for Fat Friends at the time and so In The Club was put on the back burner. It didn’t go away though, it just kept growing as an idea and the premise kept shifting. Post The Syndicate 2 when Polly and Ben asked what else I wanted to write, without hesitation I said I want to write about new life - it’s called In The Club and it’s about a group of prospective parents who are in their last trimester of pregnancy and meet at a NHS Parent Craft group.

The series, which begins on Tuesday 5th August on BBC One features an impressive female cast. Hermione Norris (Spooks, The Crimson Field) Jill Halfpenny (EastEnders, Waterloo Road) Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Honourable Woman) and Christine Bottomley (Early Doors, Undeniable). Mellor says she hopes In the Club will connect with the audience.

"I hope people watch In The Club and stay with it; the drama relies purely on the characters I’ve created and the situation they’re in. Hopefully it’s a situation most people will be able to relate to, even be familiar with, one way or another. Certainly it’s a situation your mother’s familiar with. It’s the drama of life itself and it could change your life. You might just decide to have a baby, or another baby as Katherine Parkinson did."

In the Club starts Tuesday 5th August at 9.00pm on BBC ONE.

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