Dawn French is set to play dangerous village gossip Maggie Connors in new ITV drama Glass Houses. Mark Heap will play her headteacher husband and Vicki Pepperdine the school secretary in the show, set in a small coastal town.
Glass Houses tells the story of Maggie Connors, who gives an indiscreet interview on local radio and sets off a butterfly effect of dark happenings in the fictional coastal town of Thurlbury.
Filming will commence in South Devon this spring, the six hour-long episodes were commissioned by ITV’s comedy controller Saskia Schuster, who said: “Glass Houses is a new drama in the tradition of Doc Martin and The Darling Buds Of May, full of warmth and intriguing characters. This new series will embrace its beautiful idyllic South Devon setting as we meet the villagers of Thurlbury and find out how an innocent afternoon spent indiscreetly gossiping has a domino effect on the whole village.”
Dawn French said: “It’s such a good story with a fantastic funny, touching script by Mark Brotherhood. Let me at it!”