Back To Life | Daisy Haggard confirms sitcom won’t be back

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Daisy Haggard has confirmed that her sitcom, Back To Life, is over – but she has film ideas on the go, too.

Daisy Haggard has been a familiar face in British comedy for quite a few years, from Episodes and Uncle to starring alongside Martin Freeman in Breeders.

In 2019, she and Laura Solon penned Back To Life, a bittersweet comedy in which Haggard stars as Miri, a woman who attempts to rebuild her life after leaving prison. Adeel Akhtar, Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Christine Bottomley, Jo Martin and Jamie Michie also starred in the show, which has run for two series. As you can probably tell from the headline of this particular article, there won’t a third on the way, though.

Speaking to Adrian Edmondson, who also featured in the show playing the father of Miri’s best friend, on his podcast Out To Lunch, Haggard said that, “It feels really sad to kill Back To Life because I love Back To Life. But I think the story is done. I’ve got so many things I want to do, I’ve got two or three film ideas that I’m really excited about.”

She’s not telling what the films are, but we’re keen to hear more.

According to the British Comedy Guide, a BBC spokesperson confirmed that the show has been cancelled.

Haggard’s next show is Boat Story, a comedy thriller written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams in which she and Paterson Joseph play an ordinary couple whose life spirals out of control after they find a stash of drugs on a boat and decide to sell it. They soon find themselves being tailed by a gangster. The show’s set to air on BBC One later this year.

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