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Drop Dead Gorgeous 

Ashley, a 15-year-old Runcorn schoolgirl is 'discovered' by a model agency scout whilst in a café. As she shoots to fame her family is disrupted and her life, and that of her family, is turned upside down.




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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Val Duggan / ... 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Liam Boyle ...  Darren Fairhurst 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Kevin Doyle ...  Howard Crane 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Kathryn Hunt Kathryn Hunt ...  Pauline Webb / ... 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker ...  Jade Webb / ... 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Connor McIntyre ...  Terry Webb 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Lee Boardman ...  Murray Priestman 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Sinead Moynihan Sinead Moynihan ...  Ashley Webb 8 episodes, 2006-2007
Lee Worswick Lee Worswick ...  Mikey Webb 8 episodes, 2006-2007
Jennifer Hennessy ...  Kerry Willis 8 episodes, 2006-2007
Nichola Burley ...  Cathy McAleer 7 episodes, 2006-2007
Rita May Rita May ...  Nana Howard 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Justina Skillin Justina Skillin ...  Orla Duggan 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Dominic Carter ...  Tiggsy Willis 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Jessica Pearson ...  Megan McVerry 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Sam Rosbottom Sam Rosbottom ...  Moonbase 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Lisa Millett ...  Michelle McMahon 5 episodes, 2007


Ashley, a 15-year-old Runcorn schoolgirl is 'discovered' by a model agency scout whilst in a café. As she shoots to fame her family is disrupted and her life, and that of her family, is turned upside down.

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The most entertaining drama on the BBC in years.
15 October 2007 | by Bill_BonesSee all my reviews

Personally I'd given up on the beeb ever producing a solid working class drama again. So when I glimpsed Drop Dead Gorgeous' first series when it repeated on BBC1 I thought it must be a British film that had previously passed me by but to my surprise it was a series.

And what a series it is. Cracking along at a pace more in line with Channel Four's output, yet grounded with a definite representation of real life, it manages more in its hour slot than some movies. It's so good to see the beeb producing TV that is consistently funny, exciting and moving whilst feeling highly contemporary. Seeing as the people behind the show are credited with the likes of Shameless it's not hard to see where this bold style of drama is coming from.

With only one episode currently remaining it's obvious that, with the right exposure, the first two series of Drop Dead Gorgeous will be regarded as TV gold.

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