Finding Alice starring Keeley Hawes - all you need to know

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Finding Alice stars Keeley Hawes as a woman discovering a heap of secrets about her husband after his death

Finding Alice is a new contemporary ITV drama about a woman who has lost her husband starring Keeley Hawes.

The six-part drama rather excitingly sees Keeley team up again with writer Simon Nye, who penned her hit series The Durrells.

Finding Alice release date

Finding Alice starts on ITV on Sunday January 17th at 9pm. Following the broadcast of the first episode all six episodes will be available immediately on ITV Hub and BritBox.

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What’s the plot of Finding Alice?

Keeley Hawes in Finding Alice

Keeley Hawes in Finding Alice

Alice becomes a widow when her husband Harry falls down the stairs when they move into their dream house.

ITV declares that the drama “focuses upon Alice’s honest, raw, blackly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her husband Harry”. In a twist Harry’s death reveals a string of secrets, criminality and debt that Alice must now face.

Alice also has to deal with the fact that Harry designed a house that's totally impractical to live in - how does she work the garage doors?

When the show was announced, writer Simon said: “I am relishing tackling a big, emotional, contemporary subject.  And who better to do it with than the amazing Keeley and legendary director/writer Roger Goldby, having survived working with them on The Durrells."

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Who’s in the series?

Joanna Lumley in Finding Alice

Joanna Lumley also stars

Keeley Hawes stars as Alice. Joining Keeley is Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers as Alice’s parents Sarah and Roger. Actor Jason Merrells plays Alice’s husband Harry. Meanwhile, Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack) and Kenneth Cranham (Hatton Garden) play Minnie and Gerry, Alice’s in-laws. The cast also features Isabella Pappas (Paranoid) as Alice and Harry’s daughter Charlotte and Sharon Rooney (The Capture) as Harry’s sister Nicola.

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Is there a trailer?

"How many other secrets have you got," asks Alice in the trailer as she finds out a string of disturbing facts about her dead husband's past.

Finding Alice will be screened ITV from Sunday January 17th at 9pm (see our TV guide for more shows to enjoy).

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

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