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Ordinary Lies 

On the shop floor and in the offices of a motor showroom, desperation can lead to drastic solutions.
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Cat Simmons ...  Emma 6 episodes, 2015
Jennifer Nicholas Jennifer Nicholas ...  Ally 6 episodes, 2016
Con O'Neill ...  Joe 6 episodes, 2016
Manjinder Virk ...  Marianne 6 episodes, 2015
Jo Joyner ...  Beth 6 episodes, 2015
Elen Rhys ...  Caz 6 episodes, 2016
Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay ...  Kathy 6 episodes, 2015
Ian Davies ...  Ray 6 episodes, 2016
George Bukhari ...  Jason 6 episodes, 2015
Matt Di Angelo ...  Fletch 6 episodes, 2016
Joel Fry ...  Toke 6 episodes, 2016
Gareth Pierce ...  Karl 6 episodes, 2016
Rebekah Staton ...  Wendy 6 episodes, 2016
Max Beesley ...  Mike 6 episodes, 2015
Noel Sullivan Noel Sullivan ...  Neil 6 episodes, 2016
Angela Griffin ...  Jenna 6 episodes, 2016
Luke Bailey Luke Bailey ...  Ash 6 episodes, 2016
Kezrena James ...  Ruth 6 episodes, 2016
Rayn Khan Rayn Khan ...  Regular Car Salesman 6 episodes, 2015
Michelle Keegan ...  Tracy 5 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Callard ...  Grace 5 episodes, 2015
Jason Manford ...  Marty 5 episodes, 2015
Mackenzie Crook ...  Pete 5 episodes, 2015
Kris Mochrie ...  Jez 5 episodes, 2015
Fisayo Akinade ...  Ziggy 5 episodes, 2015
Simon Trinder Simon Trinder ...  Jag 5 episodes, 2016
Shazad Latif ...  Rick 4 episodes, 2015
Elinor Crawley ...  Sarah-Jane 4 episodes, 2016
Rachel Isaac Rachel Isaac ...  Kim 4 episodes, 2016
Lauren McQueen ...  Amelie 4 episodes, 2015
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ...  Alison 4 episodes, 2015
Judith Shekoni ...  Lizzie 3 episodes, 2016
Melissa Mitchell Melissa Mitchell ...  Toga Hen 2 episodes, 2015
Kimberley Nixon ...  Holly 2 episodes, 2016
Cherrelle Skeete ...  Viv 2 episodes, 2015
Aled Pugh ...  Lenny 2 episodes, 2016
Emily Boardman Emily Boardman ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2015
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ...  Gina 2 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Dowson Charlotte Dowson ...  Jazz 2 episodes, 2015
Jessica Greenhalgh Jessica Greenhalgh ...  Nell 2 episodes, 2015
Rhys ap William ...  Mr. Security 2 episodes, 2016
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ...  George Hagan 2 episodes, 2015
Kayleigh Llewellyn ...  Dr. Kate Eagleton 2 episodes, 2015-2016
James Foster James Foster ...  Gambler / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Eghan ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2016
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On the shop floor and in the offices of a motor showroom, desperation can lead to drastic solutions.

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Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Alison) and Max Beesley (Mike) were both born on April 16, 1971. See more »

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Featured in Lorraine: Episode dated 17 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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Wooden Actress
31 March 2015 | by marksmith-61543See all my reviews

A fairly well written piece / series, but strongly spoilt by the actress who plays Janice as she was totally wooden. Seriously beggars belief there's not someone far, far better in the north of England. How far did they cast the casting net for this particular role? Really loved Michelle Keegan who is absolutely outstanding and totally contrasts to the Janice character. I suspect there'll be a second series & the first is certainly worth watching apart from the odd & somewhat strange choice of lower grade wooden actor or two. To be honest, looking at the cast list there appears to be a great many 'actors' who have appeared in other Manchester based dramas such as, Shameless, Clocking Off, Happy Valley, and the like. Surely, this isn't repetitive lazy casting. Just dragging in the same old faces without trawling the vast pot of talent that exists in the north west / Yorkshire?


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