BBC announced a new epic drama series for BBC2 called ‘White Heat‘ and starring Claire Foy!
Also starring Sam Claflin, Reece Ritchie, Lee Ingleby, MyAnna Buring, David Gyasi and Jessica Gunning the original series is written by Paula Milne and will begin filming next week on location in London. What is the semi-autobiographical series about?
This ambitious series charts the lives of seven friends from 1965 through to the present day. Their relationships; complex, volatile, life affirming and life changing start when they come together as a diverse group of young students to live as flat mates in London’s Tufnell Park: rebel with a cause Jack (Claflin), intelligent feminist Charlotte (Foy), fragile beauty Lilly (Buring), medical student Jay (Ritchie), electronics enthusiast Alan (Ingleby), law student Victor (Gyasi) and big-hearted Orla (Gunning).
The series follows them over four decades as their lives, loves and destinies are shaped by the political events of each era – from the death of Churchill, the union strife of the Seventies, the ascendancy of Thatcher, the Falklands, Aids, the end of the Cold War to the present day. Their interwoven personal lives played against the backcloth of these crucial events converge to make them the people they are today.
Read more quotes about the project over at the BBC Press Office.
On a sidenote, Claire Foy will be a “stylish redhead” in the series according to this tweet by Linny Newman.