Honest (TV series)

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Honest
FormatComedy drama
Created byJack Williams
Developed byGreenlit Rights
StarringAmanda Redman
Sean Pertwee
Matthew McNulty
Eleanor Wyld
Laura Haddock
Danny Webb
Amit Shah
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)Jill Green
Producer(s)Eve Gutierrez
Camera setupRodrigo Gutierrez
Running time50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Original run9 January –
13 February 2008
External links
Website
 
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Honest
FormatComedy drama
Created byJack Williams
Developed byGreenlit Rights
StarringAmanda Redman
Sean Pertwee
Matthew McNulty
Eleanor Wyld
Laura Haddock
Danny Webb
Amit Shah
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)Jill Green
Producer(s)Eve Gutierrez
Camera setupRodrigo Gutierrez
Running time50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Original run9 January –
13 February 2008
External links
Website

Honest is a British comedy-drama series that aired on ITV in 2008. The series is a remake of the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune, written by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, that first aired in 2005.

The programme stars Amanda Redman as Lindsay Carter, a mother of four who decides that her criminal family is going to change its ways after her husband is sent to prison. Honest also stars Danny Webb, Sean Pertwee and Camille Coduri.

Production[edit]

Most of the filming was carried out in Staines, including at the local school, Matthew Arnold.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

ActorCharacter
Amanda RedmanLindsay Carter
Danny WebbMack Carter
Matthew McNultyVin Carter/Taylor Carter
Eleanor WyldLianna Carter
Laura HaddockKacie Carter
Michael ByrneNorman "Grandpa" Carter
Sean PertweeDS Ed Bain
Amit ShahReza

Recurring cast[edit]

ActorCharacter
Ewan BaileyDonnie
Thomas NelstropDC Harrison
Burt KwoukMr Hong
Maye ChooVicky Hong
Jodie McMullenDiane Hong
Camille CoduriChrissie
Katy MurphyCaitlin

Broadcast Dates[edit]

The first episode aired on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 21:00. It pulled in an average audience of 6 million viewers, winning the 21:00 slot with a 24% share.[1] However, the second episode figures fell to 4.3 million viewers (17%) [2], in competition with the second season premier of Torchwood on the BBC, and the third episode declined further to 3.7 million viewers (15%) [3]. Episode 4 saw an increase of one percentage point from the previous week to 3.9 million viewers (16%) [4]. However Episode 5 dropped to 3.2 million viewers, reflecting direct competition with Fabio Capello's debut as England football manager on Match of the Day[5]. The final installment saw figures rally by 800,000 to 4 million, an increase of 17% taking second place in the 9pm slot to Channel 4's Grand Designs [6]. The figures average at 4.18 million per week.

DVD releases[edit]

Honest was released on DVD in Region 2 on 18 February 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MediaGuardian.co.uk "Honest works hard for ITV figures". 10th January 2008 [1]
  2. ^ "Honest - Series 1 - Complete 2007". Amazon.co.uk. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 

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