A brand new comedy which focuses on the lives of three women in Hull has aired on Channel 4.
The series has been created to celebrate female talent both on and off screen, and has been described as a laugh-out-loud, chaotic comedy.
What is Hullraisers?
Channel 4 has described Hullraisers as “a laugh-out- loud, chaotic comedy that embodies the ups and downs of life, friendship, and family”.
The series centres on three women; Toni, Rana and Paula, and looks at their disorganised, complicated and joyful lives.
It is co-written by Hull-born writer, actress and comedian Lucy Beaumont, along with Anne-Marie O’Connor and Caroline Moran.
Lucy Beaumont said: “I’m so excited about showing the world these true Hull characters and the city that has moulded them - a city that has kept its talent and attributes hidden for too long.”
Each episode explores the humorous and testing reality of what it is like to be a working-class woman trying to juggle work, children, friends, family and fellow parents - and have some fun at the same time.
Hullraisers has been adapted from the Israeli hit show, Little Mom.
Who are the characters?
There are three main female characters at the centre of Hullraisers.
Toni describes herself as an actress, though she has no acting jobs. She adores her 4-year-old daughter Grace and her partner Craig, but dreams of escaping Hull and craves her old life.
Toni’s best friend is Rana, a confident police woman who is in no rush to settle down. Instead, she would rather date all of Hull’s most disappointing bachelors.
Paula is Toni’s older sister who also happens to be married to Rana’s big brother, Dane, who is her childhood sweetheart. She’s never imagined being anywhere other than Hull and can’t understand Toni’s unsettledness and constant need for more. She also doesn’t approve of Rana’s irresponsibility.
Who is in the cast?
Toni is played by Hull-native Leah Brotherhead, famous for her roles in Netflix hit period drama Bridgerton and BBC TV series White Gold.
Rana is played by Taj Atwal, known for her roles in iconic BBC crime drama Line of Duty and Amazon TV series Truth Seekers.
Paula is played by Sinead Matthews, who has starred in Netflix drama The Crown and 2005 film Pride and Prejudice.
The show also stars Yanick Ghanty as Dane, former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati as Nima and Perry Fitzpatrick as Craig.
Line of Duty’s Craig Parkinson also has a cameo.
When is Hullraisers on TV?
The first episode of Hullraisers aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday 12 April at 9.45pm.
The second episode will be shown on Channel 4 on Tuesday 19 April at 9.50pm.
How many episodes of Hellraisers are there?
There are six 25-minute episodes of Hullraisers.
They are all available to watch on All 4 now.
Is there a Hullraisers trailer?
Yes, there is a Hullraisers trailer.
You can watch it now below.