Who is she? What is she? Is this it? Convinced she’s got early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called, Linda's GP informs her it is, in fact, the menopause.
Feeling invigorated and empowered by this information, Linda (played by Bridget Christie) decides to claw back some of the time she's spent doing 'invisible work' over the years (not all 3.5 million minutes, just 131,500 of them) and do something for herself... for a change. Dusting off her old Triumph motorbike that she hasn’t ridden in 30 years, Linda sets off alone to the spectacular wilderness of The Forest of Dean – in search of an identity, a purpose, and a tree she climbed as a child.
Along the way she meets an array of eccentric locals, including the infamous Eel Sisters, an angry local radio presenter and a mysterious man who lives in the woods with the wild boar. What could possibly go wrong?
The Change was commissioned for Channel 4 by Fiona McDermott, former Head of Comedy and Laura Riseam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy. The series is written by Bridget Christie, Executive Producers are Bridget Christie, Nerys Evans and Morwenna Gordon. The series will be produced by Lisa Mitchell, directed by Al Campbell and is an Expectation production. BBC Studios will distribute the series internationally.