Everything I Know About Love is the ultimate love story about female friendship set to come to the BBC later this month – here’s everything you need to know about the series. 

Based on the 2018 book by writer, journalist and podcaster Dolly Alderton, the upcoming heartfelt adaptation will soon be hitting our screens. 

It focuses on a group of four 24-year-olds, who all move in together in 2012 Camden, as they 

The series hones in on Maggie, who is a semi-fictionalised version of Dolly and best friend Birdy, who have been joined at the hip since they were teenagers.

But with the pressures of work, romance, family and the reality of living in the big city soon hitting home, the pair find their friendship put to the test for the first time.

Directed by China Moo-Young, with Dolly acting as an executive producer, it promises to be one of the most popular series of the year. 

Who is in the cast for Everything I Know About Love?

Emma Appleton as Maggie

Emma takes the lead as Maggie (Picture: BBC)

Emma Appleton, 30, takes on the leading role of Maggie, who is based on Dolly herself. 

She’s also currently starring in Danny Boyle’s PISTOL, the new Disney Plus series based on the Sex Pistols, and incredibly managed to attend both premieres on the same night.

Elsewhere, viewer will recognise her from playing Feef Symonds in Channel 4’s TV spy thriller series Traitors and Princess Renfri in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher.

On what viewers can expect from the series, she said: ‘To laugh and some tears. They will want to go out with their friends and have dinner – just do all of the things you see in the show.’

Bel Powley as Birdy

Birdy is Maggie’s best pal (Picture: BBC)

Birdy aka Belinda is Maggie’s slightly ditzy but incredibly loyal best friend, and would do anything to make her happy. However, when she meets a new man, it soon leads to clashes between the previously inseparable pair. 

Some fans will remember Bel, 30, from her CBBC days, where she starred alongside Danny John-Jules in the action television series M.I. High.

She was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2015, for her role as Princess Margaret in A Royal Night Out. Bel also portrays Claire Conway on The Morning Show and recently announced her engagement to The Riot Club star Douglas Booth. 

Marli Siu as Nell

Nell is the most professional of the bunch (Picture: BBC)

Scottish actress Marli, plays Nell, who starts the story in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Neil (Jordan Peters). However, it’s soon clear the newly qualified teacher isn’t having such a great time in the romance. 

Marli has appeared in the films Anna and the Apocalypse and Our Ladies. 

On television, she starred in the CBBC series Dixi and, as of 2020, in the Prime Video UK series Alex Rider. She was named one of Screen International’s 2018 Stars of Tomorrow. 

Aliyah Odoffin as Amara

This is Aliyah’s first ever on-screen role (Picture: BBC)

Amara often acts as the enabler to Maggie’s fun and chaotic lifestyle, as the pair remain the only single ones in the group. 

She’s deeply intelligent but has left her dreams of pursuing a career in dance behind to work in property – will she end up managing to get back to her passion? 

This is Aliyah’s first-ever TV role, after she graduated from Rada (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in 2021 with a BA in Acting. 

What is the plot?

The story follows the four girls as they move to London (Picture: BBC / Working Title / Universal International Studios Limited)

The BBC synopsis reads: ‘The central love story of Everything I Know About Love is between childhood best friends Maggie and Birdy (Bel Powley: The Morning Show, Informer, Diary Of A Teenage Girl).

‘But it is also a raucous girl gang show, set in a 2012 London house-share inhabited by four girls – Maggie, Birdy and their mates from university, Amara (Aliyah Odoffin in her debut TV appearance) and Nell (Marli Siu: Alex Rider).

‘The series is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?’

Everything I Know About Love release date and how to watch

Everything I Know About Love will offer seven 45 minute-long episodes for viewers to dive into. 

It comes to BBC iPlayer in full on Tuesday, June 7, where the full series will drop at once. 

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However, if fans want to take it at a slower pace, they can tune in every Tuesday to watch it on BBC One. 

Episode one will air at 10.40pm on the day of release, with the following episodes broadcasting weekly on the channel. 

Everything I Know About Love begins on Tuesday, June 7 at 10.40pm on BBC One and can be streamed in full on BBC iPlayer on the same day.

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