New trailer for drama anthology On the Edge (embeds available)
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Watch the new trailer for Channel 4’s new three-part drama anthology (3 x 30) On The Edge, which will air on 14th and 15th August. The dramas will showcase the work of three rising star writers and directors as part of the 4Stories initiative, the channel’s commitment to finding diverse debut drama talent.
Each drama was penned by a debut female writer and directed by directors from diverse backgrounds, who will get a national broadcast credit for the very first time.
The three bold, distinct but thematically linked films shine a light on key perspectives in criminal justice - the story of a criminal, a witness and a victim - and serve up a raw slice of real life in contemporary Britain.
The cast across the anthology includes BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This is England, Trollied, The Aliens, My Name is Lenny, Murdered for Being Different, The Split), BAFTA winner Wunmi Mosaku (The End of the F***ing World, Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Kiri, Guerrilla, Luther), Alexandra Roach (No Offence, Utopia), Ria Zimitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr Selfridge), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Indian Summers, Misfits) and Nadine Marshall (Save Me, National Treasure, Second Coming). Carryl Thomas (Family Affairs, Le Grand), Cyril Nri (The Bill, Cucumber, Jellyfish) and Richard Harrington (Hinterland, Requiem, Poldark, Bleak House, Larkrise to Candleford) complete the cast.
Tuesday 14th Aug 10pm on Channel 4
On The Edge: Through the Gates
Aimee (Ria Zmitrowicz) has spent most of her young, chaotic life in and out of prison. Tessa (Wunmi Mosaku) is the disillusioned parole officer in charge of Aimee’s welfare after her release, living her own life of organised chaos, under the watchful eye of boss Mark (Craig Parkinson). Although from different worlds, both are trapped in cycles they can’t escape. Can they help each other find a way out? Writer: Georgia Christou; Dir: Stella Corradi; Prod Co: Blacklight
On The Edge: A Mother’s Love
The lives of single mum Josephine (Nadine Marshall) and her 11-year-old son Ishmael (Keajohon Jennings Dillon) are shattered when he witnesses a gangland crime on their estate and is asked to testify against the killer. Under threat, the pair find sanctuary in the middle class home of Josephine’s sister Claudia (Carryl Thomas) and her disapproving husband Patrick (Cyril Nri). When Josephine starts to have doubts about her son’s account, she is torn between wanting to believe him and the suspicions that circle him. Is he being unfairly judged? Writer: Janice Okoh; Dir: Anwar Boulifa; Prod Co: Blacklight
Wednesday 15th Aug 10.30pm on Channel 4
On The Edge: That Girl
The final in the three-part drama anthology that serves up a raw slice of real life in modern Britain. That Girl centres around the friendship between Ashley (Chanel Cresswell) and Becca (Alexandra Roach). Free-spirited Ashley refuses to grow up, enabled by sensible flatmate Becca. When she is forced to confront a reality she tried to bury in her past, Ashley’s life begins to unravel. Will she take the law into her own hands? Writer: Rose Lewenstein; Dir: Dionne Edwards; Prod Co: Blacklight