New Sally Wainwright drama begins Yorkshire shoot

New Sally Wainwright drama begins Yorkshire shoot
Hebden Bridge, image credit Tm Leach aka atoach via Creative Commons licence 2.0

Riot Women, the latest drama from seasoned scribe Sally Wainwright, has just started filming in Yorkshire. The six-part series is produced by Drama Republic.

Originally titled Hot Flush, Riot Women is set in Hebden Bridge and centres on the lives of five women of a certain age who form a makeshift, butt-of-the-joke punk band to enter a talent contest. The more they rehearse, the more they find they have lots to say, and the band provides the mouthpiece they need, changing their lives along the way.

Wainwright also executive produces alongside Drama Republic’s Roanna Benn; Clare Shepherd produces.

Wainwright said at the time of the commissioning announcement: “I’ve been wanting to write a series like this for a long time. It’s a celebration of women of a certain age, and all the life-stuff they suddenly find themselves negotiating/dealing with.

“The show is also my own personal homage to Rock Follies of ’77, and the feisty Little Ladies who woke me up to what I wanted to do with my life when I was 13. I’m thrilled to be working with Charlotte again at the BBC, looking forward hugely to working with Lindsay, and utterly delighted to (finally!) be working with Roanna again at Drama Republic.”

Benn added: “I am truly over the moon to be working with the amazing Sally on her new show for the BBC. In Hot Flush, Sally has found a unique way to explore and celebrate female friendships that is bold, vital and true.

“In inimitable Sally-style, Hot Flush introduces us to brilliant and unforgettable characters; it is so funny, and simultaneously so full of drama, it will have you laughing and sitting on the edge of your seat. This is a show about the women who hold up modern Britain, their stories urgently need to be told, and who better than Sally Wainwright to do that.”

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