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Eve
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Genre
Directed by
  • Adrian McDonwall
  • Jonathan Fox Bassett
  • Adrian Mead
Starring
  • Poppy Lee Friar
  • Oliver Woollford
  • Eubha Akilade
  • Ben Cartwright
  • Rhona Croker
  • Elijah Ayitè
  • Rory Barraclough
  • Jane Asher
Theme music composer Philip Curran
Composer(s) Philip Curran
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 35 (1 special) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ruth Caleb
  • Sue Nott
Producer(s)
  • Peter Gallagher
  • Jeremy Swimer
  • Wendy Griffin
  • David Chikwe
Editor(s)
  • Scott McCartney
  • Ben McKinstrie
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) Leopard Drama
Argonon
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Release
Original network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Dolby Digital 2.0 (For UK) & Dolby Digital 5.1 (For Australia)
Original release 5 January 2015 (2015-01-05) – 14 December 2016 (2016-12-14)

Eve is a British children's science fiction series starring Poppy Lee Friar that follows the adventures of a gynoid, a female android, named Eve (also known as Project Eternity) living with a family in suburbia, trying to make sense of human life as a teenage girl.

Eve launched on CBBC on 5 January 2015 with its 13-episode first series occupying a Monday afternoon slot in the channel's schedule. This was later followed by special airing on Christmas Day 2015. A 12-episode second series followed in 2016. The third series was first confirmed by a post on Poppy Lee Friar's Instagram account and began airing on Wednesday 19 October 2016 and concluded on 14 December 2016 with an hour-long episode, which was later split into two parts when it was repeated in January 2017.

Written by children's writer Emma Reeves, Eve was co-created with David Chikwe, creative director of Blacklisted Films. Emma Reeves is best known for her writing in the shows of the Tracy Beaker series.

Cast

Main

  • Poppy Lee Friar as Eve, the protagonist of the series. Eve is a newly-awakened gynoid whose appearance is based on Mary Douglas during the 1970s. In public she assumes the guise of Will's cousin from the United States. Eve is socially inept and often unaware of the many dangers she often finds herself in, but with help from her adopted family she learns to pass for a human and decide her own course.
  • Oliver Woollford as Will Clarke, a teenage boy who awakened Eve and Dr. Clarke's son. He develops a strong relationship with Eve and holds a fierce desire to protect her, even at the cost of his own safety though his stubbornness often brings him into conflict with his family and friends.
  • Eubha Akilade as Lily Watson, a genius teenage girl and socially awkward hacker who is Will's best friend. She also forms a close friendship with Eve and despite occasional jealousy, is both fascinated by and protective of the often ignorant gynoid.
  • Elijah Ayité as Abe Watson, Lily's acquisitive little brother who affectionately refers to Eve as "Robo Girl". Though a constant annoyance to Will and Lily and largely unaware or uninterested in ethics or empathy, he actually cares deeply for Eve and maintains a moral code.
  • Ben Cartwright as Dr. Nick Clarke
  • Rhona Croker as Dr. Katherine Calvin, the antagonist of the first season; a brilliant but highly contemptuous and ambitious scientist and manager of Calimov Systems. She usually holds Nick and his family in little regard.
  • Jane Asher as Mary Douglas, the transhumanist main antagonist of the series and Eve's creator. She believes humans are good only for death and destruction and thus seeks to replace them with a species of artificial intelligence that will eventually shape the future of the entire universe.

Recurring

  • Shonagh Price as Maddy Watson
  • Richie Campbell as Viv Watson
  • Jenny Bede as Rebecca Clarke
  • Ellie Grainger as KT
  • Alex Sawyer as Michael Hoffman
  • Michael Wildman as Lord Hoffman
  • Peter Collins as Mr Gwenlan
  • Rory Barraclough as Chris
  • Paksie Vernon as Laurie
  • Chris Hegarty as Cain
  • Billy Ashworth as Zac and Adam

Episodes

List of Eve (British TV series) episodes

Awards and nominations

Ceremony Award Nominee Result
2015 British Academy Children's Awards Children's Performer in 2015 Poppy Lee Friar Nominated
2015 London Screenwriters’ Festival: British Screenwriters Awards Best British Children's Television Emma Reeves, Andrew Yerlett, Joe Williams, Ann Marie Di Mambro, Vivien Adam and Kirstie Swain Nominated
2016 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards Best Children's TV Episode Emma Reeves for "Control, Alter, Delete" Won
2016 Broadcast Awards Best Children's Programme Eve Shortlisted
2016 Televisual Bulldog Awards Best Children's Programme Eve Nominated
2016 Royal Television Society Scotland Awards Best Children's Programme Eve Won
2016 Royal Television Society Scotland Awards Best Sound John Cobban / 422.tv Won
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