The third programme in the female-led drama anthology series. I am Hannah tells the story of a woman in her mid-thirties, struggling to satisfy the societal expectations that surround her.
Gemma Chan stars as the titular Hannah, a woman who has reached a crossroads in her life. She is single and has a successful career, yet she’s hungry for the freedom to make her own choices and is hesitant about becoming tied down. She must endure her mother’s appeals that she start a family before it’s too late, while watching her friends settle down and have children.
Searching for meaning, Hannah goes on a series of dates that ultimately push her into a deeper sense of insecurity and anguish. After a disastrous blind date, she hopes to find love and trust in James (Arinzé Kene) but has to decide if they have a future together. Facing impediments both within and beyond her control, Hannah is confronted by a crisis of aspiration and identity.
I am Hannah – Tuesday at 10.00pm on Channel 4.