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Matt Di Angelo, Angela Griffin for second series of Ordinary Lies

The star-studded cast for the new series has been unveiled.

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Matt Di Angelo (EastEnders) and Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road) are among the cast for the second series of BBC One drama Ordinary Lies it has been announced.

The will be joined by Rebekah Staton (Raised By Wolves, Pulling), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat, Hebburn), Con O’Neill (Happy Valley, Cucumber) and Joel Fry (Game Of Thrones, Plebs). Griff Rhys Jones is also set to star, alongside an ensemble cast that includes Jill Halfpenny (In The Club), Elen Rhys (Silent Witness), Gareth Pierce (Stella), Luke Bailey (Casualty) and former Hear’Say singer, Noel Sullivan.

Ordinary Lies is created by Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver) and produced by RED Production Company (Happy Valley). The second series of Ordinary Lies will explore the lives, loves and lies of a brand new workforce.

Writer and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst said, “I have loved creating a new web of intrigue, secrecy and mayhem for a range of new characters, which will be brought to life by a truly fantastic and talented cast. The new series promises more humour, heartache and shock revelations as very ordinary people find themselves in the most desperate of situations.”

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Based at the call centre and warehouse of a sports sales company in Wales, the six-part drama will introduce viewers to a fresh array of compelling and clandestine characters, with each episode delving into one of their tangled web of torrid secrets and lies.

Executive Producer, Nicola Shindler said, “The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming so we’re delighted to be introducing a brand new set of characters and deceptions for viewers to sink their teeth into for series two.”

The first series of Ordinary Lies premiered on BBC One last year and received critical acclaim. It attracted an average consolidated audience of over 6 million.

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