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Saturday 27 April 2024

BBC Unveils First-Look Images for New Drama "Dope Girls"

Prepare to step back in time to the vibrant streets of 1918 Soho as the BBC unveils first-look pictures for "Dope Girls," an exciting new six-part drama coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Produced by Bad Wolf in association with Sony Pictures Television, "Dope Girls" is inspired by a forgotten era in history. Set against the backdrop of post-World War One London, the drama follows the lives of a newly empowered generation of women who refuse to return to the confines of traditional gender roles.

As Britain celebrates the Armistice, men return from the front expecting to resume their lives, but women have other plans. Against the backdrop of Soho's expanding underground clubland scene, they explore previously unimaginable opportunities on either side of the law.

"Dope Girls" depicts in vivid detail the birth of the modern nightlife industry, shaped by the hard-fought endeavors of women. Created by multi-award-winning writer Polly Stenham and Alex Warren, with Shannon Murphy as lead director and executive producer, the series features a stellar cast.

Julianne Nicholson ("Mare of Easttown") stars as Kate Galloway, a single mother who establishes a nightclub with the aim of providing for her daughter Evie, played by Eilidh Fisher ("The Power"). Eliza Scanlen ("Little Women") plays Violet Davies, a female officer assigned to investigate the world of underground Soho nightclubs.

Joining the cast are Umi Myers, Michael Duke, Ian Bonar, Dustin Demri-Burns, Geraldine James, Nabhaan Rizwan, Priya Kansara, Jordan Kouamé, Will Keen, and Sebastian Croft.

"Dope Girls" recently finished filming in Wales and promises to deliver a gripping tale of ambition, crime, and empowerment in post-war London.

The series is executive produced by Polly Stenham, Alex Warren, Shannon Murphy, Kate Crowther, Jane Tranter, Michael Lesslie, Matthew Barry, and Rebecca Ferguson. Miranda Bowen directs later episodes, with Annika Summerson and Carlos Catalan serving as Directors of Photography and Sherree Philips as production designer. Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto is the producer, with casting by Julie Harkin and Nathan Toth.

"Dope Girls" was commissioned by Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, and is produced with the support of Welsh Government via Creative Wales. Bad Wolf, a Sony Pictures Television-owned company, will handle international distribution.

Don't miss "Dope Girls," coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, for an immersive journey into the exhilarating world of 1918 Soho.

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