Marriage: release date, trailer, and cast with Nicola Walker

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Sean Bean and Nicola Walker star as a married couple in new BBC One drama directed by Stefan Golaszewski

Marriage, a new drama starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, comes to BBC One on Sunday August 14.

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Written and directed by Stefan Golaszewski, the series charts the ups and downs of Ian and Emma’s nearly 30-year marriage.

Here’s everything you need to know about marriage.

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Why is?

The official synopsis explains that in Marriage, Ian and Emma negotiate the highs and lows of their 30-year marriage, detailing “the insecurities, the ambiguities, the hopes and the fears that are part of all marriages.”

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The summary goes on to say that marriage “explores the risks and rewards of a long-term intimate relationship. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always insightful.”

The series begins with Ian and Emma returning from a recent holiday in Spain and meeting daughter Jessica’s new boyfriend for the first time.

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Who plays in the marriage?

Sean Bean as Ian and Nicola Walker as Emma pushing a shopping trolley through a supermarket freezer aisle (Credit: BBC/The Forge/Rory Mulvey)

Nicola Walker plays Emma, ​​one half of the central couple. Walker is a prolific actress and you may know her from Channel 4 drama Unforgotten, or ITV dramas Touching Evil and The Last Train, or BBC drama River. She is probably best known for playing Ruth Evershed on Spooks or Hannah Defoe on The Split.

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Sean Bean plays Ian, the other half of the central couple. In turn, Bean is a prolific actor, having appeared in films such as The Martian and The Lord of the Rings, as well as television series such as Game of Thrones, Snowpiercer and Time.

Chantelle Alle plays Jessica, Ian and Emma’s daughter. Allen is best known for her role in We Are Lady Parts, where she played band member Sahar, but she also recently starred in BBC Three music drama Mood.

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They are joined by James Bolam (New Tricks, The Likely Lads) as Gerry, Emma’s father, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners, Ragdoll) as Jamie, Emma’s boss.

Who Writes and Conducts Marriage?

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All four episodes of Marriage were written and directed by Stefan Golaszewski.

Golaszewski is probably best known as the creator of Mum, the popular comedy starring Lesley Manville as a woman who puts her life back together after the unexpected death of her husband. He was also the creator of the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, which starred Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani as a young couple.

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He was also part of the sketch comedy group Cowards alongside Tim Key, Tom Basden and Lloyd Woolf.

Is there a trailer

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Yes there is! You can watch it right here.

When and how can I see Marriage?

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The wedding begins at 9pm on BBC One on Sunday 14 August.

All four episodes can also be viewed as a box set on BBC iPlayer.

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How many consequences does marriage have?

There are four episodes of Marriage, each about an hour long.

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Why should I see marriage?

It’s a must-read if you’re a fan of Nicola Walker – particularly a fan who misses The Split after last year’s series – or if you’ve enjoyed previous series by Stefan Golaszewski.

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You might also enjoy it if you’ve previously enjoyed other intimate, relationship-oriented dramas — like perhaps HBO’s recent scenes of a marriage to Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

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