Isolation Stories: Episode One – Mel

Isolation Stories, a series of four short dramas depicting life in lockdown.


Episode 1: Mel

Sheridan Smith stars in the first episode entitled Mel.

Isolation Stories is a new 4 part series (Picture: ITV)

Alone, heavily pregnant, and fed up with life, Mel faces having to go through birth without the married father of her child – who has chosen to stay with his wife and family – and without her own family, who have given her the cold shoulder.

She might be the only person in the country who doesn’t mind isolation. At least everyone else will understand what it’s like to be miserable.

Sheridan Smith as Mel (Picture: ITV)


  • Daniel Lawrence Taylor as Kwame
  • Jessica Gunning as Stranger
  • Kieran O’Brien as Stranger’s Husband
  • Nina Wadia as Yasmine
  • Philip Jackson as Peter
  • Rhianne Barreto as Carly
  • Sally Baxter as Alison
  • Sheridan Smith as Mel
  • Directed by Paul Whittington
  • Produced by Tom Dunbar
  • Written by Gaby Chiappe

Isolation Stories starts at 9pm on ITV.

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