I Am Kirsty sees the lead portrayed by Samantha Morton (Two For Joy, Minority Report), a busy mother of two girls, and dealing with an absolute b’stard of an other half, Steve, as we see early on when she returns home from the shops.
She has a very demanding cleaning job that she’s trying to hang on to, but as she goes about her day, she meets another school parent, Ryan (Paul Kaye – Three Girls), while out and about, but is he the answer to her money worries?
Her colleague, Toni (Vinette Robinson – The A-Word) says “There’s always a way out” of her fiduciary troubles, but what exactly is it? Meanwhile, the unexpected happens which did step things up a gear, as a particular situation gives Kirsty a scare.
Overall, this was a decent second episode in the series, but Kirsty’s predicament is something we’ve come across before and doesn’t offer up too much that’s new. Ms Morton is always worth a watch, when this drama does deal its biggest hand, it comes far too late to get the best out of it, and leaves the first two-thirds wanting more.
I Am Kirsty is on tomorrow night on Channel 4 at 10pm. The series is not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but you can watch each episode on All 4 for 30 days after transmission.
Director: Dominic Savage
Producer: Krishnendu Majumdar
Writer: Dominic Savage
Kirsty: Samantha Morton
Ryan: Paul Kaye
Toni: Vinette Robinson
Peter: Anthony Flanagan
Maddison: Eva Daniells
Tilly: Kiera Flack
Hotel manager: Pankaj Walia
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