About the Show
Coming Up is the Channel 4 talent scheme where new writers and directors have the opportunity to make an original film with a guaranteed network broadcast
Series 8 Summary
Coming Up 2013 returns with seven original dramas and stars a host of top British talent on both sides of the camera including Joe Gilgun, Una Stubbs, Celia Imrie, Jodie Comer and Adeel Akhtar.
Episode 1 - Henry
Karen loves her two-year-old son Henry, but feels that he could be better off without her. Under huge pressure she makes a momentous decision.
Episode 2 - Burger Van Champion
Local burger legend Denise - Jessie Cave - enters an eating competition in America on Tom's - Will Merrick - suggestion because she thinks she might be in with a chance of winning his heart
Episode 3 - Big Girl
Gemma and Hannah used to be best mates. On the eve of her Mum's wedding, Gemma escapes the pre-nuptials to reconnect with her old friend. But Hannah is returning to Sierra Leone and won't say why.
Episode 4 - Doughnuts
Baz lives with his parents and his heavily pregnant wife, Roxy. He thinks he's got his life sorted but Roxy wants more.
Episode 5 - Sammy's War
Sammy takes drastic action to bring her war correspondent mother Frances back from Afghanistan. Frances, however, has no intention of staying.
Episode 6 - Call It a Night
On their nightly neighbourhood patrol of the Kilnamuck Estate, Van attempts to confess his love for Fiona. However they are stymied by the early release of local gangster, Jackie Junior.
Episode 7 - Sink or Swim
Former synchronised swimmer Cynthia is looked after by her granddaughter Ellie, but Social Services want to take them into care. Ellie forges an escape plan, but being on the run has its own risks...