ITV Sets Premiere Date For ‘Cilla’

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ITV’s three-part drama Cilla Black will premiere on Monday September 15th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Cilla tells the story of Cilla Black’s rise to fame. Beginning with a young Cilla working as a typist, the drama follows her life through key moments, including her friendship with The Beatles, which ultimately led to her meeting Brian Epstein & producer George Martin, both of whom helped launch her career.

Penned by The Widower scribe Jeff Pope, the ITV Studios produced drama stars Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black. Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen), Ed Stoppard (The Politician’s Husband), John Henshaw (Downton Abbey) and Melanie Hill (Merlin) also star. The three-parter was directed by Paul Whittington.

Watch the trailer for Cilla below: