TV Poppy Shakespeare (Channel 4 2008, Naomie Harris, Anna MAxwell-Martin) Published 7 months ago on November 4, 2018 Based on the best-selling novel by Clare Allan, Poppy Shakespeare is a candid look at life from the perspective of a patient on the psychiatric ward of a North London day hospital. Poppy Shakespeare stars Naomie Harris as Poppy Shakespeare, a new and worryingly sane patient who arrives at a North London psychiatric ward dressed up to the nines, insisting that she is not mentally ill. Poppy Shakespeare is told through the eyes of N, played by BAFTA award winner Anna Maxwell Martin ( Becoming Jane , Bleak House ; BBC One), a 13 year veteran of the hospital and self-confessed “dribbler” who severed links with the outside world many years ago and has since made it her sole ambition never to be released. An unlikely friendship blossoms between the pair when N is charged with looking after the new arrival. Although she cannot understand why Poppy is unhappy attending the ward, N agrees to help her make a break for freedom. To qualify for release the pair must first prove that Poppy isn’t mad – but they quickly find themselves in a catch 22 situation; to prove she is sane she must pretend to be mad. production details UK | Channel 4 – Cowboy Films | 1×86 minutes | Broadcast 31 March 2008 Director: Benjamin Ross Script: Sarah Williams Novel: Clare Allan Producers: Chrles Steel, Alasdair Flind cast Naomie Harris as Poppy Anna Maxwell Martin as N Tessa Peake-Jones as Rhona Claire Benedict as Rosetta Adrian Scarborough as Middle Class Michael Cathy Murphy as Astrid Kolade Agboke as Wesley Marie Critchley as Tina Bruce MacLeod as Brian the Butcher Penny Layden as Sue Kerry Godliman as Verna Josef Altin as Zubin Michelle Dockery as Dawn Simon Kunz as Peter Flea Nicholas Woodeson as Professor Janine Birkett as Candid Darrell D’Silva as Banker Bill Gerard Fletcher as Male Nurse Jonathan Cullen as Tony Anne Hornby as Secretary Szilvi Naray-Davey as Government Inspector Adrian ScarboroughAnna Maxwell MartinBenjamin RossBruce MacLeodCathy MurphyClaire BenedictClare AllanDramaJosef AltinKerry GodlimanKolade AgbokeMarie CritchleyNaomie HarrisPenny LaydenSarah WilliamsTessa Peake-Jones Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV14 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV14 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV14 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV14 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago Pitching In Premieres Fri 24 May on Acorn TV In the series opener of Pitching In, recent widower, Frank Hardcastle (Larry Lamb, EastEnders), is struggling to find the energy... Episodes22 hours ago She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Netflix A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and... Episodes22 hours ago Vida Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Starz Episode 7: The bar prepares to host a fundraiser for Eddy’s hospital expenses while Emma and Lyn learn the truth... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Bird Box | 2018 | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make... Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.