Sky Arts Sets Premiere Date For Stephen Mangan Drama ‘Birthday’

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Sky Arts’ Stephen Mangan fronted drama Birthday will premiere on Tuesday June 9th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Birthday tells the story of Ed (Mangan), a pregnant man who is on an NHS maternity ward, already induced, waiting for a caesarean and the imminent birth of his daughter. The drama follows Ed through the agony, the tears, the humiliation, the anxiety and the ecstasy of labour. Joe Penhall penned the script, which was directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell. Anna Maxwell Martin (Death Comes To Pemberley) also stars.

“We’ve long known that Birthday would make a wonderful TV drama and we’re delighted that Sky Arts shared our vision”, said Mangan. “Now, for the first time, viewers are able to get right into the delivery room to witness the spectacle of a heavily pregnant man in all his hormonal, bloated, mammary-swollen glory; up close and (maybe a little too) personal.”

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.