Suranne Jones (Five Days, Unforgiven) will star alongside David Tennant
(Doctor Who) in Single Father, a new four-part drama for BBC One made by Red Production
Company through BBC Scotland, which started filming in Glasgow this week.
Written by Mick Ford (Ashes To Ashes, William And Mary), Single Father is a touching yet humorous drama
which tells the story of Dave (David Tennant), a photographer facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids
alone after the sudden death of his wife, Rita.
Things get even more complicated when he begins to fall in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah (played by Suranne Jones).
Single Father asks how soon is too soon to fall in love again?
Is Dave betraying Rita by falling in love again so quickly, or will he be walking away from happiness if he ignores his
feelings? With his children at the centre of his world, Dave worries what will happen when they find out.
Suranne Jones says: "I just think David's great. I've always admired him so I'm really looking forward to working alongside
him on Single Father, as he's such a diverse and talented actor. With Single Father, Mick Ford created a beautiful drama about
unexpectedly finding love again and I'm thrilled to be working with Red again.
"This will be my first time filming in Glasgow. I've heard lots of great things about it and I'm looking forward to getting
settled in and exploring the city."
Other Single Father cast include Laura Fraser (Lip Service, Florence Nightingale), Rupert Graves
(Garrow's Law, God On Trial), Warren Brown (Occupation, Luther), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who,
Inspector George Gently), Mark Heap (Lark Rise To Candleford, Skins), Jenni Keenan Green
(River City, Doctors), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Fight, I Want To Be Adored) and Natasha Watson
(New Town, Fiona's Story), among others.
Made by Red Production Company (The Mark Of Cain, Casanova, Queer As Folk), filming on Single Father continues on location
in Glasgow until the end of May.
Produced by Peter Gallagher (Stone Of Destiny, The Flying Scotsman, My Name Is Joe) and directed by Sam
Miller (This Life, The Quartermass Experiment, Spooks), Single Father is executive produced by Nicola Shindler
for Red Production Company and Anne Mensah for BBC Scotland.
Single Father was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, and Jay
Hunt, Controller, BBC One.
Single Father continues in the footsteps of distinctive drama recently made through BBC Scotland, including The Deep (BBC
One), Lip Service (BBC Three), One Night In Emergency (BBC One Scotland), River City (BBC One Scotland), Waterloo Road (BBC
One) and Wallander (BBC One).