Cutting It Creator Scores BBC One Commission


LONDON: BBC One has commissioned Age Before Beauty, a new contemporary drama set in a Manchester beauty salon, from Mainstreet Pictures and scribe Debbie Horsfield.

Debbie Horsfield created Cutting It and is the screenwriter on Poldark. Age Before Beauty focuses on the cast of characters behind a failing beauty salon in Manchester and explores such themes as fear of aging and the quest to stay young.

“I’m thrilled to be working with long-term colleagues Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes again,” said Horsfield. “This will be our first collaboration since Cutting It, and we’re looking forward to turning the spotlight on the subject of aging: growing older gracefully—or disgracefully!”

Mainstreet Pictures’ Laura Mackie added, “Debbie is writing at the top of her game and in Age Before Beauty she’s created a colorful and memorable set of characters and a story that examines our obsession with the aging process in an emotional, entertaining and surprising way.”

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, noted, “Age Before Beauty has it all: a dysfunctional family, bitter rivalries and botox! BBC One is the proud home of Debbie Horsfield’s new contemporary series that is set to be the Cutting It for a new generation.”