24 AUG 2020


Both series were written by emerging writers and commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.


UK broadcaster, BBC has ordered a spin-off for “The A Word” and a con-artist thriller from Chernobyl, and "The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies," two of the latest dramas produced by Sister. Both projects will air on flagship network BBC One. "We want to tell a story about the real heroes of any scam: those who risk everything to call out the perpetrators,"  Penelope and Ginny Skinner said. "We are overjoyed to be working with the formidable team at Sister and are delighted the show has found its home at the BBC."

The orders consist of the work of emerging writers and in the case of “The A Word” spin-off, disabled writers. Both series were commissioned by  Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.

The six-part series is produced by ITV Studios and Keshet Productions in association with Tiger Aspect. Bowker executively produced the show alongside Patrick Spence and Kat Pugsleyy, Howard Burch from Keshet Productions and Lucy Richer from BBC, alongside Avi Nir from Keshet Media Group and Keren Margalit.

The series follows Ralph, played by Leon Harrop, and Katie, played Sarah Gordy, as they embark on the biggest adventure of their lives, having just had the wedding of the year. Each 30-minute episode features a different story focusing on the domestic challenges faced by the newlyweds challenges faced by all newlyweds.

Separately, Sister is making "The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies" for BBC One. The series comes from graphic novel writers Penelope Skinner and Ginny Skinner. Created and written by Penelope Skinner and Ginny Skinner, who exec produce alongside Sister’s Naomi de Pear and Katie Carpenter and Jo McClellan for the BBC.

The six-part series tells the story of two very different women and the conman they have in common. Alice is a formidable PA, a single mother, and a lifelong Madonna fan. Caroline is a bestselling fantasy author who, recently bereaved, now lives alone with her toy poodle, Goblin. Rob is an eccentric and celebrated ‘ecopreneur’, who may or may not be trying to destroy them both.