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Cilla

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Air weekdate: Monday
Genre: Drama, Mini-Series
Channel: ITV1
Status: Ended
9 (1 votes)
Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black
Aneurin Barnard Aneurin Barnard as Bobby Willis
John Henshaw John Henshaw as John White
Ed Stoppard Ed Stoppard as Brian Epstein
Melanie Hill Melanie Hill as Big Cilla
Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith as Cilla

Writer Jeff Pope, best known for his raw real-life crime dramas (Appropriate Adult about Fred West, See No Evil: the Moors Murders) takes a lighter touch with a three-part biography of Cilla Black. Sheridan Smith, who does her own singing when she leaps on stage, is the mouthy, giddy, burstingly ambitious young Scouser who wants more than a life lived to the accompaniment of the clacking of the typing pool. It’s 1960 and young working class Cilla White wants to be a star. Inevitably, as with any biopic, there are the occasional lumbering expositional moments: “This is George…he plays the guitar”…. “You’re in the Beatles aren’t you, we chatted with your drummer Pete Best.” But Pope’s deftness makes sure we don’t get too bogged down in such “hello, you must be John Lennon” moments as Cilla, backed by smitten likely lad Bobby Willis (Aneurin Barnard) reaches for the moon.

Cilla season 1

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Cilla season 1 poster

Autumn 2014 has acquainted the audience with the new British series which narrated the story of the early career of the heroine named Cilla Black. Actress Sheridan Smith was the chosen for this role. Events taking place in the hometown of Cilla in Liverpool. The story shows which way the heroine passed to climb to stardom. First time, things moved not as smooth as she would like. However, thanks to the perseverance and persistent efforts she was able to succeed. The girl has reached a high level of popularity that allowed her to follow in the footsteps of her old comrades. With time in Cilla's life Bobby appears, relations with which rapidly becoming more stormy. It seemed that this relationship can to harm on newfound success of Cilla. Manager Brian Epstein was categorically against these relationship. She did not want that the girl plunged headlong into a relationship and went out of the way of success to which so sought. Later, for Cilla's was a schedulecompiled which was supposed to increase her rise to fame. Soon, the date has been scheduled and Cilla had to perform at the concert in Hamburg. After a while, the heroine learned unpleasant truths about what Bobby had deceived her. How the girl will react on this and will affect this fact to further her relationship with Bobby?

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