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‘Nolly’: ITVX Releases First Clip Of ‘Crossroads’ Drama ‘Nolly’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter From Russell T Davies

by Dave Elliott

New free streaming service ITVX has released the first clip of Helena Bonham Carter in Nolly, the limited series from Russell T Davies charting the rise and fall of the inimitable ‘Crossroads’ star, Noele Gordon.

Noele (or Nolly to her friends) was a legend in her own lifetime. As flame-haired widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap opera Crossroads, she was one of the most famous people in Britain. Then in 1981, at the height of the show’s success and the peak of Nolly’s fame, she was axed without ceremony, without warning and with no explanation.

‘Nolly’ brings the true Noele Gordon once more into the spotlight. The Queen of the Midlands, a star who could be tough, haughty and imperious, grandly sweeping into rehearsals from her Rolls Royce, but also a hard-working actress who was fiercely loyal and loved by cast and crew alike. The series is a bold exploration of how the establishment turns on women who refuse to play by the rules, the women it cannot understand and the women it fears. And it is a love letter to a legend of television, and to the madcap soap she starred in.

Outrageously fun and wildly entertaining, Nolly is a sharp, affectionate and heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten icon.

The drama is written by Russell T Davies (‘Doctor Who’, ‘It’s A Sin’, ‘Queer as Folk’) and directed by BAFTA-winner Peter Hoar (‘It’s A Sin’, ‘The Last of Us’, ‘The Umbrella Academy’). ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, will oversees production of the drama from the channel’s perspective. The series is executive produced by Nicola Shindler (‘It’s A Sin’, ‘Ridley Road’, ‘Stay Close’, ‘Happy Valley’, ‘Finding Alice’, ‘Queer as Folk’), Russell T Davies and Peter Hoar. Series producer is BAFTA-winner Karen Lewis (‘The Salisbury Poisonings’, ‘Years and Years’). The series is produced by Quay Street Productions, the first drama under Nicola Shindler’s new production banner with ITV Studios.

Nolly‘ does not yet have an exact premiere date, but will air on ITVX in February 2023. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

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