Airdate: Thirteen

ABC will screen UK drama Thirteen, which stars Jodie Comer as a woman who escapes from the cellar where she has been imprisoned for 13 years.

The 5 part series screened over a year ago on BBC First, but now ABC has Free to Air rights (Review is here).

Blinking into sunlight, 26-year-old Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer) stumbles out into the street, away from the cellar that’s been her prison for the last 13 years. But escape is not the end of Ivy’s story. It’s just the beginning.

As she returns home, Ivy’s parents try to hide their bitter separation from her, and are desperate to recreate the idyllic life she was wrenched from. She has a mother (Natasha Little) who can’t confront the truth of those missing years; a father (Stuart Graham) torn between two versions of his life; and a sister (Katherine Rose Morley) who still feels hidden in Ivy’s shadow. As hard as they try to be normal, obvious nothing is.

When Ivy is reunited with her first boyfriend, the intensity of adolescent love comes rushing back.

She’s picking up the threads of a life half-lived, but they’re about to be pulled apart again.

8:30pm Friday September 1 on ABC.


  1. I watched the whole series on BBC iPlayer.

    Great show. I think it needed another one or two episodes to tie up extra loose ends and unanswered questions, but you could run at least one more second season.

    Please don’t break it like netflix did with the unbreakable kimmy schmit though.

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