Age Before Beauty is BBC One’s new drama but who’s on the cast and what’s it all about?
Debbie Horsfield drama Age Before Beauty is a family saga set in a Manchester beauty salon starring Robson Green (Grantchester), Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey), Polly Walker (Mr Selfridge) and James Murray (Him).
The six-part drama, written by Horsfield (Poldark, Cutting It) and made by Mainstreet Pictures, is an exploration of youth, age, instant gratification and long-term relationships, all set within the beauty industry. At its heart is an unconventional family rife with sibling rivalries and unconventional parenting through the generations.
Also starring in the series are Lisa Riley (Three Girls), Kelly Harrison (The Level), Vicky Myers (The Five) and Madeleine Mantock (Into The Badlands).
Age Before Beauty airs Tuesday nights at 9PM on BBC One.
Age Before Beauty cast
Polly Walker is Isabel Finch
James Murray is Wesley Finch
Robson Green is Teddy Roxton
Kelly Harrison is Leanne Roxton
Sue Johnston is Ivy-Rae Regan
Lisa Riley is Tina Regan
Vicky Myers is Heidi Regan
Madeleine Mantock is Lorelei
Age Before Beauty spoilers
In the tonight’s episode, Leanne is keen to launch her own beauty product range, and she’s furious to discover Bel had the same idea years ago. Leanne meets up with Shameen (Laila Rouass) who helps her identify a gap in the beauty market.
Dante is in a fledgling relationship with Tyler (Louie Threlfall). When Dante confesses to a guilty secret Tyler is so shocked he finishes with him.
Bel and Teddy meet up at the same time as Wes and Leanne: are all of them going to remain faithful to their partners?
Meanwhile there’s a fire in the salon which has been started deliberately, but who’s the culprit? Luckily Leanne has a surprising way to ensure that MirrorBel Beauty can continue to treat their clients.