Ordinary Lies Moves To A New Workplace For Series Two

When Ordinary Lies returns to BBC One on 18th October for its six-episode second series by Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver), the story moves to a call centre and warehouse where we meet a fresh cast who each have their own tangled web of torrid secrets and lies.

The first episode tells the story of Head Of Sales, Joe (Con O’Neill). Popular with his colleagues, Joe is the life and soul of the office and always the first to tell a joke. However, his cheery demeanour is knocked when he is sent home early from work after an injury to find wife Belinda (Jill Halfpenny) acting strangely.

Suspecting that she is having an affair, Joe makes the desperate decision to install hidden cameras around his house to keep an eye on her and their two children. The more he watches his family, though, the more addicted he becomes to monitoring their lives.

His secret surveillance soon exposes his family’s clandestine lives, including his wife’s suspicious behaviour and his teenage son’s private life. But is the truth really what he wants, or will he realise that ignorance was bliss?

Danny Brocklehurst says: “Much as we loved the original cast, the original workplace, we felt the show would have more integrity and longevity, if we moved workplace each season. The stories I wanted to tell in season two were massive statements about aspects of contemporary society and we felt they need a fresh canvas, unencumbered by the lies of last series.”

“There are stories this year which people will find emotional truthful and painfully real. But no matter how much we put our characters through, how bad their lives get, this is a show which is always about hope and love. And right now, that feels quite radical.”

Ordinary Lies series two premieres Tuesday 18th October on BBC One at 9pm.