Ordinary Lies

Series 2 - Episode 5

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Review

Ordinary Lies is the hot hatchback of dramas. Not big and flashy, but in terms of emotional oomph, it starts with a new story each week and sweeps from 0 to 60 in short order. Tonight we also have the nearest the series gets to stunt casting with a great cameo from Griff Rhys Jones.

We’re immersed in the domestic drama of Caz and Fletch (Elen Rhys and Matt Di Angelo). She works in customer service, he’s in the warehouse; they’re married and trying for a baby. In a loving gesture that backfires, Caz gets in touch with Fletch’s estranged father (Rhys Jones), and from there some brilliantly observed (and acted) scenes of family crisis grab us and won’t let go.

Summary

Caz and Fletch are a happy couple who are comfortable with their daily routine at work and at home. However, when his mother is suddenly taken ill and ends up in hospital in a critical condition, their lives are turned upside down. In a moment of desperation, Caz decides to get in touch with Fletch's estranged father, Patrick. However, unbeknown to the couple, he has a new life and family. Meanwhile, Ally and Kim find themselves consoling Ash at hospital. Drama, starring Matt Di Angelo, Elen Rhys, and Griff Rhys Jones.

Cast & Crew

Fletch Matt Di Angelo
Neil Noel Sullivan
Ray Ian Davis
Karl Gareth Pierce
Waiter Ankur Sengupta
Caz Elen Rhys
Ally Jennifer Nicholas
Sarah-Jane Elinor Crawley
Joe Con O'Neill
Dr Kate Eagleton Kayleigh Llewellyn
Ash Luke Bailey
Kim Rachel Isaac
Patrick Griff Rhys Jones
Young Fletch Zukki DeAbaitua
Louisa Olwen May
Jag Simon Trinder
Toke Joel Fry
Wendy Rebekah Staton
Ruth Kezrena James
Jenna Angela Griffin
Lizzie Judi Shekoni
Director Jon Wright
Executive Producer Danny Brocklehurst
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler
Producer Emily Feller
Writer Danny Brocklehurst
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