BBC Orders Love, Lies and Records From Kay Mellor

BBC One has commissioned Love, Lies and Records, a new six part drama by Kay Mellor (Fat Friends) which follows Registrar Kate Dickinson as she juggles her personal life with the daily dramas of births, marriages and deaths.

After being promoted to Superintendent, Kate finds herself torn by the responsibilities of being a working mother. Her daughter’s hiding messages on her mobile, her son hates her because she’s bought him the wrong trainers and now her stepson has turned up to stay.

As Kate tries to hold her work, life and relationship together, things become impossible when a disgruntled colleague threatens to expose a secret from her past that threatens everything she has worked for.

Kay 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.”

“Of course I’d love to do another series of In The Club and The Syndicate, but they are on hold for now. It’s lovely to be working on a fresh idea.”

Love, Lies and Records will be filmed in and around Leeds.