Back to Life: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
Back to Life

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Driven by the marvelous Daisy Haggard, Back to Life questions what it means to be a person with humor, heart, and a genuine sense of surprise.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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Air date: Apr 15, 2019

After 18 years in prison, Miri Matteson returns to her hometown, to a place she no longer recognizes, in the dysfunctional family home she involuntarily vacated as a teen, living with parents she can no longer hold a conversation with.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2019

Miri is excited about her first day working at Nathan's fish and chip shop, but the community isn't taking kindly to her return.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2019

Miri and her neighbor Billy escape to an amusement park for the day but Miri's past continues to haunt her; Caroline tries to end things with Dom for good.

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Air date: May 6, 2019

Miri and Caroline head out on a road trip to visit Oscar's aunt, on the way, Caroline confesses her feelings about Miri's time in prison.

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Air date: May 13, 2019

A terrible coincidence puts Miri back in the community's firing line when she becomes the suspect of a new crime; Caroline and Oscar try to revive their relationship.

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Air date: May 20, 2019

After being locked in a cell once again, Miri gets out determined to tell her side of the story and to finally get the town on her side.

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Cast & Crew

Daisy Haggard
Miri Matteson

Actor
Richard Durden
Oscar Matteson

Actor
Geraldine James
Caroline Matteson

Actor
Adeel Akhtar
Billy

Actor
Souad Faress
Anna

Actor
Frank Feys
Samuel

Actor
James Bradwell
Junior Pharmacist

Actor
Jade Harrison
Dom's Wife

Actor
Jo Martin
Janice

Actor
Liam Williams
Nathan

Actor
Liam Wiliams
Nathan

Actor
Ben Wheeler
Cinematographer

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Daisy Haggard
Executive Producer
Harry Williams
Executive Producer
Jack Williams
Executive Producer
Jack Williams
Executive Producer
Sarah Hammond
Executive Producer
Laura Solon
Executive Producer
Chris Sweeney
Executive Producer
Ben Wheeler
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Back to Life: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Back to Life: Season 1

  • Jan 19, 2022
    Back to Life has got the label 'dark comedy', but even though there are comic scenes and dialogues, and characters are exaggerated to point out the parody, many of them are just as much or more akward or tragic, so perhaps 'tragicomedy' is more describing. This series could simply be called a crime drama, and a very good one, only disguised as a comedy.. The idea of how life must feel for a person who experiences it just after being released from a long prison sentence is brilliant. It's fundamentally important to imagine how it can feel and realize the difficulties it might include. Only someone who's face such an ordeal truly knows what it demands, and this series is a kind of squint into that. Brilliant plot, basically very well executed, with solid acting performances, and particularly from Daisy Haggard in the leading role.
  • Dec 14, 2021
    Loved everything about this.
  • Oct 19, 2021
    a TV highpoint of lockdown and beyond. Daisy Haggard's black comedy captures the hopelessness of entering the criminal justice system and some of its hopes supported by the droll performance of Jo Martin's probation officer and some lovely cameos inc Adeel Akhtar, Meera Syal and Geraldine James. The superb Solomon Grey soundtrack is appropriate to the desolation of the theme and of seaside Hythe.
  • Oct 04, 2021
    This was a recent real find for me and I loved it enough to bingewatch this series and season 2. It was quirky, warm, surreal and took me back to the glory days of the ineffable Green Wing, in which BTL's leading actress Daisy Haggard also appeared. The off-the-wall chemistry between Haggard's eccentrically-endearing murderer and her unshockable love interest, played wonderfully by ever-watchable Adeel Akhtar, is childlike and delightful. But don't let that fool you, the darker side is ably represented by chilling Adrian Edmondson. All in all, a televisual treat that has heart as well as darkness and I look forward to a possible third season with great pleasure.
  • Feb 06, 2021
    Very funny, intriguing, a little mystery. It asks: how do you put your life back together after you've done something horrible?
  • Jan 16, 2021
    I loved this series.
  • Jan 13, 2021
    This was charming and rivetting at the same time ... deeply challenging and surprising by measures, thought provoking, yet also entertaining. Best thing I've seen for a long time.
  • Jan 06, 2021
    This is the best "comedy" series I have seen in I-don't -know-when. It's reason enough all by itself to subscribe to Showtime. So funny. So touching. I absolutely loved it.
  • Feb 24, 2020
    Buena mini serie, con algo de humor negro y mucho de realidad. Es la historia de Mili, quien regresa a casa después de 18 años por un crimen que cometió a sus 18 años.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    This show was funny, dramatic and sad. I loved it!

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