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Letting It Lie

Larking, Katharine (2018) Letting It Lie. MA by research thesis, University of York.

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Abstract

'Letting It Lie' is a three part television drama series that explores the pressures of modern society and the subsequent issues of control that follow. When Leila Mellor goes against her husband Rob's wishes and signs them both up for significant medical tests, she realises that the more she tries to hold her family together the further apart they become. The key theme of Letting It Lie is the dilemma of the modern woman and trying to be everything to all people. This situation is clearly not unique to women however they are often expected to keep more balls in the air than their male counterparts. Leila is juggling a demanding, high-pressure career with the desire to be a good mother, manage the household and repair her relationship. This ‘mental load’ constitutes normal life for many women and the concept of having time to oneself or a spare moment during the day in which to sit down and switch off, is alien. Often, something has to give – be it health, relationships or mental well-being and life can become overwhelming. Unfortunately for Leila and her family, the effect of such pressure is life-threatening. This series explores a very modern, serious and universal dilemma with warmth, humour and heart.

Item Type: Thesis (MA by research)
Academic Units: The University of York > Theatre, Film & Television (York)
Depositing User: Mrs Katharine Larking
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 13:41
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 13:41
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/23748

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