Is “Before We Die” based on a true story?

TELLY fans are excited about ‘Before We Die’, Channel 4’s new crime series, which continues TONIGHT at 9pm.

Here’s everything you need to know about the show.

Lesley Sharp plays the main character Hannah in Before We Die


Lesley Sharp plays the main character Hannah in Before We DiePhoto credit: Channel 4

Is “Before We Die” based on a true story?

“Before We Die” is not based on a true story.

It is based on a popular Swedish drama of the same name that aired between 2017 and 2019.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the Swedish version of Before We Die, you can watch it right now All 4.

The UK version was produced by Walter Presents, a Channel 4 on-demand service specializing in foreign language dramas.

Patrick Gibson plays Christian in the UK version of Before We Die


Patrick Gibson plays Christian in the UK version of Before We DiePhoto credit: Channel 4

What is Before We Die about?

“Before We Die” follows detective Hannah Laing – played by “Full Monty” star Lesley Sharp – who investigates the murder of her colleague and lover Sean.

She links the murder to the Mimicas, a family that runs a successful restaurant in Bristol.

Hannah’s son – Christian – works in the restaurant, implicating him in the murder case and putting the detective in an awkward situation.

Discuss their role with the radio timesLesley said, “I just thought that Hannah is a really interesting, complicated character and that there’s a real opportunity to be involved in something that explores a mother-son relationship in a really unique way.”

“Both Hannah and Christian find themselves in moments in their lives where they are both lost and both trying to get back on track.

“Both need each other very much.”

Lesley also spoke about her love for the original Swedish drama and her desire to be involved in the remake.

She said: “We kind of took inspiration from that [the original] And, you know, we nod to them and then we did something that’s different because the kind of sensibility of being British characters is immediately different from the whole Swedish vibe.

“But in terms of looks, I think we all want a show that doesn’t look like a British police drama.”

“We wanted it to have strong UK roots but look like a dark and somewhat lost Britain – like these characters.”

When is “Before We Die” on TV?

All six episodes of Before We Die air weekly on Channel 4.

The first episode was shown on May 26th.

The fifth episode will be broadcast TONIGHT at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.

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Binge viewers can also watch the entire series FREE now on All 4.

Each episode lasts about 47 minutes.


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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