Back to Life season 2: release date, who stars in cast with Daisy Haggard - and how to watch season 1

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BBC’s dark comedy Back to Life is returning for a second season at the end of August.

The brainchild of comedians Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, the show tells the story of Miri Matterson returning home after an 18 year stint in prison and her attempts to rebuild her life.

The comedy is produced by the team behind Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Fleabag, Harry and Jack Williams.

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Here’s all you need to know about season two of Back to Life.

When is Back to Life season 2 on TV?

Back to Life returns to TV on 31 August on BBC at 10:35pm.

The entire series is available to stream on BBC iPlayer from 31 August.

How to watch Back to Life season 1?

Back to Life season one is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and Netflix streaming service.

Who’s in the cast of Back to Life season 2?

Many of season one’s cast will be returning for the second season of Back to Life.

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Daisy Haggard will return as the show’s protagonist, Miri. Haggard has also appeared alongside Martin Freeman in Breeders, and in the BBC sitcom Episodes. Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) will also return as Billy.

Geraldine James (Harlots) and Richard Durden (Brexit: The Uncivil War) will return as Miri’s parents, Caroline and Oscar.

Also featured in the series will be Jamie Michie (Shetland), Juliet Cowan (Killed by My Debt), and Christine Bottomley (The End of the F***ing World).

New additions to the cast are Meera Syal and Adrian Edmonson.

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What’s the plot of Back to Life season 2?

Season one of Back to Life followed Miri Matterson (Daisy Haggard), a woman returning to live in the small town after spending 18 years in prison.

Upon her arrival, she reunites with her sexually frustrated mother (Geraldine James) and her eco-friendly father (Richard Durden).

The series followed Miri’s antics at her new chip shop job and her attempts to reintegrate herself into society.

Season two will pick up from where the first season left off, continuing to see her spark up a  relationship with her neighbour Billy, and confront her troubled relationship with her mother.

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