The Change start date confirmed for new Bridget Christie comedy drama on Channel 4

Channel 4 has confirmed the start date for its brand new comedy drama series The Change.

The six-part series is created, written by, and starring multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Bridget Christie.

The Change will start on Wednesday, 21 June at 10PM with the first two episodes airing back-to-back.

A teaser for the series shares: “Linda – played by Christie (Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner) – a 50-year-old working class married mother of two, is having an existential crisis. Who is she? What is she? Is this it?

“Convinced she’s got early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called, Linda’s GP informs her it is, in fact, the menopause. Feeling invigorated and empowered by this information, Linda decides to claw back some of the time she’s spent doing ‘invisible work’ over the years (not all 3.5 million minutes, just 131,500 of them) to do something for herself… for a change.

“Dusting off her old Triumph motorbike that she hasn’t ridden in 30 years, Linda sets off alone to the spectacular wilderness of The Forest of Dean – in search of an identity, a purpose, and tree she climbed as a child.

“Along the way she meets an array of eccentric locals, including the infamous Eel Sisters, an angry local radio presenter and a mysterious man who lives in the woods with the wild boar. What could possibly go wrong?”

Further casting includes Ashley McGuire (This Is Going To Hurt), Monica Dolan (A Very English Scandal), Joy (played by Tanya Moodie, Motherland), Liza Tarbuck (Upstart Crow), Jim Howick (Ghosts), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Tony (played by Paul Whitehouse, The Fast Show) and Omid Djalili (His Dark Materials).

Other cast in the series include Richard Durden (Back to Life), Amanda Lawrence (Chloe) and Sonny Charlton (Maxxx).

Creator Bridget Christie commented: “I’ve got a Channel 4 series??? Are you joking? I’m sorry I don’t know anything about this.

“Unless I’ve forgotten? I am having terrible trouble remembering things at the moment because of the menopause. What’s it about?”

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