Robson Green To Star In Salon Drama Age Before Beauty

BBC One has announced that Robson Green (Granchester) and Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey) will star in new six-part drama Age Before Beauty, written by Debbie Horsfield (Poldark), about a failing family-run beauty salon in Manchester.

Married to Wesley (James Murray) for 25 years, Bel (Polly Walker) has spent 18 years as a housewife and mum to twins, but now they have left for university. To fill the void, her brother-in-law and best friend Teddy (Robson Green) begs her to step in and rescue the family business – a lowly beauty salon in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The salon employs Bel’s high-maintenance family: Sue Johnston as mother Ivy-Rae (body building coach and spray tan technician), sisters Kelly Harrison as Leanne (part- time nail-technician, part-time personal stylist), Lisa Riley as Tina (tattooist) and Vicky Myers as Heidi (cosmetic surgery addict).

Into the mix comes beautiful twenty-something personal trainer Lorelei (Madeleine Mantock) who Wes’ seems interested in. Can Bel reconcile the demands of her business, her warring family and the problems in her marriage?

Filming for Age Before Beauty starts next week.