Paula (BBC-1 2017, Denise Gough, Tom Hughes)

Paula BBC 2017 Denise Gough and Tom Hughes

Paula, Olivier and Tony-award winning Conor McPherson’s first original television series Paula is a thrilling story about the fallout in a young Chemistry teacher’s life, after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver. There is an instant, animalistic, spark of attraction before they become locked in a dance of mutual destruction. Only one can survive, but their actions will take a terrifying toll on all those around them.

Denise Gough says: “Having worked with Conor McPherson on stage I am so excited to work with him again on this amazing project. He’s written a script that I know all of us involved feel very privileged to be part of bringing to life. Paula is a brilliantly complex woman and I can’t wait to play her.”

Writer Conor McPherson says: “It’s a great pleasure to work with the BBC and Cuba Pictures on this series. Exploring new ways to tell stories is always an inspiring challenge and the opportunity to weave a drama across three evenings is one I have enjoyed immensely. The trust and freedom they have given me at every step is something every writer dreams about and the astonishing cast they have assembled couldn’t be more exciting.”

Denise Gough as Paula
Tom Hughes as James
Owen McDonnell as McArthur
Jonny Holden as Callum
Edward MacLiam as Philip

key behind the scenes crew
Conor McPherson as Writer
Nick Marston as Executive Producer
Stephen Wright as Executive Producer
Peter Norris as Line of Duty
Alex Holmes as Director

show type

broadcast from
Thursday 25 May 2017
3×60 minute episodes

network and production companies
UK / BBC Two – Cuba Pictures – BBC NI Drama

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