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24/05/2011

BBC Scotland Paying 'Lip Service' To Drama

The cast of BBC Three's drama Lip Service, produced by Kudos Film and Television through BBC Scotland, are set to return to the streets, bars and clubs of Glasgow's Merchant City for a second series.
Ruta Gedmintas returns as edgy photographer Frankie, Laura Fraser as uptight architect Cat and Fiona Button as accident prone actress Tess. A new face, Anna Skellern, plays the straight talking Australian doctor, Lexy, who's turning heads and attracting attention. As her professional life finally takes off Tess is trying to concentrate on her career but the distraction of romance may prove too much. Cat remains torn between her love for Frankie and her commitment to charismatic cop Sam (Heather Peace). However, with Lexy now entering the fray, it's clear that life is going to get a lot more complicated for all of them.
Series two will introduce exciting new characters into the tangled web of sex, lies and true love set in contemporary Scotland. Neve McIntosh (Bodies), Sinead Keenan (Being Human) and Alana Hood (Field Of Blood) join the seductive and compelling tale of modern twenty-something lesbians finding their way in life.
The familiar lads from the first series, James Anthony Pearson as loveable author Ed and Emun Elliott as bad boy Jay are joined by Adam Sinclair (Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy) as irreverent, gay doctor, Declan Love.
Lip Service fans can look forward to developments in the girls' love lives, careers and friendships which are as complex and challenging as ever.
Writer Harriet Braun said: "I'm delighted that this second series has given me a chance to develop more compelling stories for our characters as well as mixing things up with some new and intriguing faces."
Lip Service has developed a dedicated following on a wide range of social media sites, with tens of thousands of fans interacting, contributing and supporting Lip Service on Facebook, Twitter and the BBC Three online site.
Derek Wax, Executive Producer, Kudos Film and Television, said: "The world and characters Harriet created captured people's imaginations in a way we could never have anticipated. It is so exciting to be back in Glasgow working with her, our tremendous cast and such an amazing Scottish team on the second series."
Lip Service will be on our screens in 2012. The series was written and created by Harriet Braun, the executive producers are Derek Wax from Kudos Film and Television, Matthew Read at the BBC and Harriet Braun. Produced by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, directed by Sallie Aprahamian (This Life, Teachers).
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