BBC One is re-teaming with In The Club creator Kay Mellor and her production company Rollem Productions for Love, Lies And Records, a new drama about the life of a registrar which has been picked up to series with a six episode order.
Love, Lies And Records follows Registrar Kate Dickinson as she tries to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of births, marriages and deaths and the impact they have on her. After a dream promotion to the top job of Superintendent, Kate finds herself increasingly torn by the endless responsibilities of being a modern working mother.
Kay Mellor is penning all six scripts for the series and will also serve as an executive producer through her Rollem Productions banner alongside the BBC’s Independent Commissioning Editor Elizabeth Kilgarriff. The series, which was commissioned by Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore and Acting Controller of Drama Commissioning Lucy Richer, will be filmed in and around Leeds.
This marks the latest BBC drama commission for Kay Mellor. The noted writer/producer has been behind a wealth of the corporations celebrated dramas including The Chase, A Passionate Woman, The Syndicate and In The Club. Love, Lies And Records joins a large drama slate at BBC One that also includes Broken, The Moonstone, Sherlock, Poldark, Age Before Beauty and Three Girls.
“I’m delighted to be doing a new series for the BBC. This has been cooking in my brain for quite a while and it feels like the right time to put it on the screen”, Mellor said. “The idea came to me when I was registering my mother’s death at Leeds Town Hall, closely followed by a friend’s wedding in the very same place. I remembered registering the birth of both of my daughters there too, and I realised that the Register Office and registrars really are at the very heart of life. It’s a place of laughter, tears and great drama”.