When is BBC drama Care on TV? Who’s in the cast, and what is it about?

Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman star in BBC1's upcoming drama

Programme Name: Care - TX: 24/11/2018 - Episode: Care - Iconic  (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Mary (ALISON STEADMAN) - (C) LA Productions - Photographer: Tony Blake

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.


When is Care on TV?

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.


Is there a trailer for Care?

Yes! And it promises to be a heartbreaking drama…

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