CHEAT is a 4-part thriller written by newcomer Gaby Hull and is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, (The Missing, Liar). Directed by Louise Hooper, (When Bjork Met Attenborough, Cold Feet, Lucky Man), Produced by Lydia Hampson (Fleabag).
The four-part drama stars Molly Windsor, who won the BAFTA best actress award for Three Girls, as student Rose, and Katherine Kelly, known for her work in Strike Back, Happy Valley and The Night Manager, as a university professor Leah.
CHEAT also stars Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans, Mr Selfridge) as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, Adam, whilst Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten, Silent Witness) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Victoria) play her parents Angela and Michael. Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft, Retribution, War & Peace) takes the role of Rose’s father, William. Burn Gorman, (And Then There Were None, The Dark Night Rises), and Parker Sawyer (Southside with You)
CHEAT is a psychological thriller set in the world of academia. It explores how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe is right - and at what cost. At the heart of the drama is the relationship between university professor Leah, and her student Rose. What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control and ends up being a dark and dangerous story about the breakdown of a relationship. The breaches of trust between two people who don’t really know each other as well as they thought.
CHEAT exposes and unpicks Leah and Rose’s public mask to reveal what lies beneath. And it is this murky underbelly of who they really are that affects their behaviour to devastating effect. Cheat is not a case of Cat and Mouse, but Cat and Cat.. two equals pitted against each other. It is a story of shifting power, and what happens when no one is prepared to back down.
The Observer (10th March 2019) – Pick of the day – ‘The tension builds exquisitely over four successive nights in Gaby Hull’s menacing drama.’
Sunday Times – Pick of the week - ‘this story unfolds in tantalising flash forward.. it feels as if CHEAT might go above and beyond…'
Sunday Telegraph – Pick of the week - ‘this smart four-parter from Gaby Hull is an addictive delight that’s bolstered by strong performances - the always reliable Katherine Kelly and rising star Molly Windsor (Three Girls)
Sunday Express – Programme of the week – ‘Guaranteed to have you hooked at every twist and turn’
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Louise: “An utter joy to direct two episodes of COLD FEET”
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Louise: “I loved directing 3 episodes of STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN, starring the wonderful Jimmy Nesbitt and Rupert Penry Jones. First woman to have directed on Lucky Man ever. Hugely enjoyed choreographing the action stunts.”
1 x 90 mins ITV
7.72 million viewers
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A deliciously sharp, surreal short.
Created in collaboration with the award winning Inspector Sands
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Directed by Louise Hooper
Produced by Sophie Becker
DOP Jamie Cairney
Performed by Inspector Sands: Ben Lewis, Giulia Innocenti and Lucinka Eisler.
(currently in post production)
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‘Seductive stuff.’ The Guardian
‘50 minutes of ravishing images – hypnotic’ Times
‘A heightened, beautiful film…Imaginative, highly paced, skillfully assembled.’ Art Newspaper
* FIFA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FILM, MONTREAL
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"a dreamy and unsettling evocation of awe… a delight to the senses.’" Telegraph
"Stirring stuff.’" Time Out 4 stars
"This is exactly what television should be doing. A proper Superhero pairing.’" Caitlin Moran, The Times
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"Stunningly realised" Sunday Times
"Re-creations good enough for the cinema" The Mail on Sunday
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"An engrossing account of the greatest poet of WWI" The Guardian
"A heartfelt account of the man’s life and poetry…" The Daily Telegraph
"A moving exploration of Owen’s development as a soldier and an artist… a detailed, expansive programme…" The Observer – Pick of the Day
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This film celebrates all the reasons why we kiss - for luck, love, vanity, desire, duty, contrition, delight
Original idea by Lana Citron and Louise Hooper
DOP: Jamie Cairney
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"Thoroughly enjoyable" The Independent
Adolf Hitler - the first state leader to have a totally manufactured image, used photography to hypnotise and corrupt a nation. In the 1930s the photographer Heninrich Hoffmann transformed the young camera shy politician into a figure of absolute power, helping to mastermind one of the most successful campaigns of mass manipulation in history.
Mahatma Gandhi - Drama sequences shot in Delhi and Gujarat explore how Gandhi used photography to undermine the British Empire. For a non-violent campaigner, the photograph was Ghandi’s mightiest weapon in the fight to liberate India.
‘a fascinating study’ Daily Mail
‘a gripping programme’ The Times
‘undeniably absorbing’ The Observer
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"A wealth of history oozes beneath Dan Snow’s vivid evocation of revolutionary Paris" The Independent
"TV Choice" - Evening Standard
"Programme of the Week" – The Independent
"Pick of the day" – The Guardian
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“Fascinating and rewarding. Essential viewing.” Time Out
“Terrific …. perfectly judged reconstructions… all in all, it’s a finely crafted, unmissable slice of TV history.” Radio Times
“An exemplary documentary… It feels like the definitive account of a seminal event in modern history.” The Times
“This is film-making at its best” The Guardian
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"An illuminating documentary’" The Independent
"Highly recommended" The Times
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"Clever, lively, scholarly" The Guardian
"State-of-the-art public service broadcasting with a surprisingly solid centre" The Daily Telegraph
"Jump on board and enjoy the ride!" Mail on Sunday
The first televised gay wedding, all singing, all dancing musical.
"It was an hour of unbridled joy" The Guardian
BAFTA NOMINATED, SPECIALIST FACTUAL AWARD 2015
GRIERSON AWARD WINNER 2011 • BEST ENTERTAINING DOC.
Presented by ALAN YENTOB. An intimate portrait of Miller’s life, times and last play, Finishing The Picture, about Monroe's last film, The Misfits. Dramatised readings by Christian Slater.
“An elegiac portrait... totally captivating.” The Times
“Engrossing documentary” The Observer
HOLBY CITY BBC 1
Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
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With special guests Steve Furst, Julia Deakin, Charlotte Beaumont and Rebecca Scroggs
DOCTORS BBC 1
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Click, Part 1 and 2 – By Lol Fletcher & Mac’s Women – By Roland Moore, both Produced by Ella Kelly
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Yesterday’s News - By Roland Moore, All The Lonely People – By Ray Brooking and Last Chance – By Dale Overton, Produced by Jonathan Phillips
Former Bond girl JOANNA LUMLEY investigates the life of Ian Fleming to discover how Fleming poured his personal experiences of war-time espionage, love, luxury and death into his most alluring literary creation, James Bond. Filmed in Jamaica and the UK.
"Louise Hooper’s programme was as impeccable as one of James Bond’s suits" The Times
"This delightful documentary takes un on a diamond encrusted journey" The Daily Mail
"Of course, Lummers is perfectly suited to Bond - totally at home behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, sifting diamonds through her fingers at De Beers, lazing" The Guardian