Series Creator : Sarah Kendall
Series Directors: Shaun Wilson and Jennifer Leacey
Producer: Nicole O’Donohue
Production Company: Merman Productions and Guesswork Television
Network: ABC and Sky UK
Featuring: Diane Morgan, Matt Passmore, Robert Webb and Sarah Kendall
In 1988, Simone Burbeck’s (Sarah Kendall) life appears perfect. She lives in a mansion in London with her perfect husband and children (Frazer Hadfield and Maggie Ireland-Jones), and her life is a merry-go-round of expensive renovations, dinner parties and school fundraisers. There’s just one problem: it’s all lies. When her husband has a fatal heart attack in a disastrous session with a prostitute, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast. With no other options, and two children to care for, she is forced to return to her family home in Newcastle, Australia. It turns out Simone’s past isn’t quite the story she told everyone in London. Nothing about Simone is what it appears to be. Oh, and her real name is Sammy.