Everything I Know About Love

Dolly Alderton talks female friendships, getting through your twenties and Everything I Know About Love

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It’s during this year that the adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s memoir Everything I Know About Love takes place.

Tackling heartbreak, friendship, relationships and love, it focuses on four friends living in a Camden house share, trying to find their place in the world together. 

The drama explores the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?

The series focuses on childhood best friends Maggie (Emma Appleton) and Birdy (Bel Powley), who are based on Alderton and her real-life best friend Farly. 

First look images released for Everything I Know About Love

Emma Appleton and Bel Powley (Credit: BBC/Matthew Squire)

Based on Alderton's memoirs, the first look images for the drama of Everything I Know About Love features the close knit group of friends Maggie (Emma Appleton), Birdy (Bel Powley), Nell (Marli Siu) and Amara (Aliyah Odoffin), plus Street (Connor Finch).

The drama promises to give an unvarnished look at the adventures that occur when you’re trying to survive your 20s. 

Set in 2012, Maggie and Birdy are childhood best friends living in a London houseshare together, facing bad dates, heartaches and humiliations.

Casting announced for BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love

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Inspired by her own hilarious and in parts heart-breaking memoir of the same name, about her post-university experiences living in a London house share, Everything I Know About Love will offer an unflinching account of surviving your twenties.