From Emmy®-winner and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Broken) comes Care, a new drama starring International Emmy Award®-nominee Sheridan Smith (Cilla) as a single mother struggling to raise her two children in the aftermath of a family tragedy.

After her husband’s departure, Jenny (Smith) is fully reliant on the childcare her mother Mary (Alison Steadman, Hold the Sunset, Gavin & Stacey) provides. But when Mary suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia, Jenny’s world comes crashing down, as everything changes for her and her sister Claire (Sinead Keenan, Little Boy Blue, Being Human). Finding herself torn between her own life and the wellbeing of her mother, Jenny soon discovers that another way could be possible - but she’ll have to fight for it.

Produced by LA Productions for BBC One, Care is also written by Gillian Juckes, whose real-life experiences formed the inspiration for the story.



This film has BAFTA written all over it for both these women [Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman], and they should win- METRO

“Screenwriter hopes new BBC production, called Care, will spark debate on growing social problem” – THE GUARDIAN

Prepare to be moved– LIVERPOOL ECHO

Once you’ve played a part like this, it stays with you” - ALISON STEADMAN, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

“A thought provoking family drama featuring three of our finest actresses at the very top of their game” - DAILY MIRROR

“A delicately observed drama… Smith’s performance is her best yet” - THE GUARDIAN

“Powerful… Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman should clear a bit of space on their mantelpieces, as some top awards will be heading their way after their outstanding performances in this heart-rending drama” - TV TIMES MAGAZINE

“Gripping…a uniformly excellent cast ***** [Five stars]” - THE I

“If Alison Steadman doesn’t get a BAFTA for this, we’ll eat our Christmas crackers” - CLOSER

“An important piece of work **** [Four stars]” - THE DAILY MAIL

“Highly emotional drama… superb talent on screen” - DAILY EXPRESS

Genre: TV Movies, Films

Sub Genre: Drama

Year of Production: 2018

Running Time: 1 x 90-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Available in 4K: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:LA Productions for BBC One