Shows You Might Have Missed: The Split
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Private and professional affairs collide in this powerful series focussing on the deliciously dramatic lives of a family of divorce lawyers.
The Split follows sisters Hannah, Rose and Nina, daughters of the formidable founder of powerhouse family law firm Defoe’s.
Despite their success, mixing the personal and professional is never easy - and we join the Defoe family in the midst of an unravelling.
Hannah, the eldest and most accomplished daughter, has left the family business to work for a competitor; Nina’s hard partying ways are starting to catch up with her; Rose is preparing for a, possibly ill-advised, wedding; and their mother Ruth, who we meet on her 70th birthday, finds her estranged husband has returned after a 30-year absence to reunite with his daughters.
As they struggle with fractured familial bonds, prickly professional dramas and increasingly messy romantic lives, the sisters are forced to fight for the things they want as hard as they do for their clients. But is there room for love and loyalty in the business of divorce?
Led by showrunner Abi Morgan, who won Baftas for Sex Traffic and The Iron Lady, and an Emmy for The Hour, The Split is an emotional, engaging and totally engrossing female-led legal drama – a must see for fans of TV at its finest.