EXCLUSIVE: Earlier today, TVWise broke the news that BBC Three had ordered a new two-hour drama titled One Day Like This. At the time of that previous report I was still waiting to hear back from some of my sources on casting. I have now heard back from those sources and I am being told that Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street), Lily Loveless (Skins), Georgia Henshaw (Waterloo Road), Josh Bolt (Last Tango In Halifax), Lewis Rainer (Dani’s House) & Darcy Isa (Waterloo Road) have all been cast in the two-hour drama.
One Day Like This was written by Northern Irish TV writer Terry Cafolla and is said to revolve around the Harper family, whose daughter Leah is killed in a car accident. According to my sources, the inspiration for the script was the statistic that car accidents are the biggest killer of young people and that the most likely cause of death for a woman under the age of 24 is the driving of her partner. Darlow Smithson Productions is producing the two-hour drama with Nick Pitt serving as producer and Sarah Walker on-board as director. Production is currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland, with BBC Three eyeing a 2013 premiere.