ITV’s one-off drama Torvill & Dean will premiere on Christmas Day (Tuesday December 25th) at 9:15pm, it has been announced.
Torvill & Dean tells the story Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s early years and the creative impetus that finally drove them to become ice dancing royalty. The drama explores their humble beginnings and family life in Nottingham; how Chris, following the breakup of his parents’ marriage, channelled his anger into skating and how Jayne, was outwardly reserved, and determined to explore her inwardly passionate nature.
It also reveals how Chris and Jayne clashed as they separately and together tried to establish a new language for ice dance – one which won gold medals but also spoke to their private, intense relationship. The two-hour drama, which was penned by William Ivory, is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions and stars Will Tudor, Poppy Lee Friar, Anita Dobson, Stephen Tompkinson, Jo Hartley, Dean Andrews, Christine Bottomley, Jaime Winstone and Susan Earl.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.