Sheridan Smith (Cilla), Alison Steadman ( Gavin & Stacey) and Sinead Keenan (Being Human) all star in Jimmy McGovern’s moving new BBC1 drama Care, about a woman whose world is turned upside down after her mother suffers a stroke.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series.
Th 90-minute drama will air on Sunday 9th December at 9pm on BBC1.
What is Care about?
This one-off drama is based on the real-life experiences of first-time screenwriter Gillian Juckes, who has co-written the drama with Jimmy McGovern – best known for shows including Cracker, Broken, and Banished.
Care tells the story of Jenny (Sheridan Smith), a single mother of two girls who relies on her own mum Mary (Alison Steadman) for childcare. Through Mary’s help, Jenny is able to hold down a full-time job.
However, when Mary suffers a stroke and then begins to develop dementia, everything changes for Jenny and her sister, Claire (Sinead Keenan) — leaving Jenny torn between her responsibilities as she fights for proper treatment for her mother.