Age Before Beauty review – a personal pamper party of escapism

Those expecting searing satire of the beauty industry will be disappointed, but this is another solidly written Debbie Horsfield production with an excellent cast

From the moment cartoonish sort-of villain Leanne introduces herself as “filler queen, Botox bitch”, you get a feeling that the tone of Age Before Beauty will lean more towards Footballers’ Wives than The Split. Its first few moments are fun and frothy, from the glitzy sparkles that adorn its opening credits to Leanne’s way with a put-down. “My god, she looks her age,” is one of her many cuttingly concise assessments. It is about time someone revived Tanya Turner for the modern age, and Kelly Harrison looks to be having a ball in doing so.

This new six-part drama centres on a hair and beauty salon in Manchester called MirrorBel. It begins as a relatively familiar homecoming story, as oldest sister Bel (Polly Walker) returns
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The Level

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Karla Crome leads the cast of a new ITV thriller The Level which has just started filming in London and Brighton.

Karla (represented by Troika), stars as Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin who has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Hayley, played by Laura Haddock, and the father figure she herself craved.

Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar.

Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her. Nancy’s complicated love life and relationships with colleagues creates further tension as she doesn’t know who she can trust..literally with her life.
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'The Bill' Video: 'Backlash'

The week following Damian Tucker's (Dorian Lough) arrest in the drugs sting, DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) and DC Jo Masters (Sally Rogers) are called to attend a scene at Fran Morris's (Kelly Harrison) house - the woman who used to catch the drug lord. There, they find Fran being stretchered into an ambulance having sustained severe head injuries, before realising that her 12-year-old (more)
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'The Bill' Video: 'Trust Me'

Following DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) and DC Jo Masters's (Sally Rogers) raid of Jimmy Mack's (Leo Conville) house, PCs Sally Armstrong (Ali Bastian) and Roger Valentine (John Bowler) are called to the home of former prostitute and drug addict Fran Morris (Kelly Harrison). There, they discover that her young son Noah has collapsed after having taken some unknown pills found (more)
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