SBS on Demand: Back to Life

UK comedy Back To Life featuring Daisy Haggard (Episodes) begins next week at SBS on Demand.

This premiered in the UK in April.

All six episodes are available to stream.

Meet Miri Matteson (Daisy Haggard, Episodes, Uncle). She’s just arrived back in her home town – a place she no longer recognises – to the dysfunctional family home she involuntarily vacated as a teenager, living with the parents she can no longer hold a conversation with. Just released from prison after eighteen years and trying to nudge her way back into society, Miri is the ultimate Adult Beginner: a funny, endearing, awkward woman – determined to move on from her violent past.

But life post-prison is not proving easy. Her Tamagotchi has gone the same way as her idols George Michael, Bowie, and Prince, her parents Caroline (Geraldine James) and Oscar (Richard Durden) are presenting a happy and united front, but the cracks are beginning to show. If only she could land a job – that could be the ticket to a new life. With no money and no driver’s license, Miri is forced to seek work in the small town that remembers her only for what she did all those years ago. To top things off, there’s chemistry bubbling between her and her new neighbour Billy. Can she keep her past hidden from him? And who is this stranger in town who seems to be stalking Miri’s every move?

With the terrible truth of what happened all those years ago constantly threatening to surface, Miri’s struggle to move on becomes ever more desperate – but in a small town where her crime was the biggest headline of the decade, will anyone ever let her?

A potent mix of comedy and drama, Back To Life hails from Two Brothers Pictures, the production powerhouse behind hit UK series Fleabag.

Thursday, 1 August on SBS On Demand

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