Earache’s Sheridan Smith stars in “Care”, a new 90-minute drama from Jimmy McGovern, co-written with Gillian Juckes whose real life experiences formed the inspiration for the story.

Jenny, a mother of two, is raising her girls alone after the departure of her husband. Her one lifeline is Mary, Jenny’s widowed mother, whose help with childcare allows Jenny to hold down her full-time job at the supermarket. When Mary suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia, their world comes crashing down and everything changes for Mary, Jenny and her sister Claire.

Finding herself torn between her own life and the wellbeing of her mother, Jenny soon discovers that another way could be possible – but she’ll have to fight for it.

Don’t miss the phenomenal Sheridan in “Care” on Sunday 9th Dec, 9pm, BBC1