First look at ITV’s new Dawn French drama The Trouble with Maggie Cole shows town torn apart by outrageous gossip

DAWN French is back with a new drama called The Trouble of Maggie Cole.

Fans will not have to wait too long to indulge in the actress’s new show, and it is set to appear on screen in March.

 Dawn stars in a new ITV drama

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Dawn stars in a new ITV dramaCredit: PA:Press Association

The trailer shows Dawn’s character Maggie get herself into trouble with those in her community and is struggling to put things right.

The drama series is set in a picturesque small coastal town of Thurlbury with a tight-knit community.

It follows the aftermath of Maggie who was interviewed on the radio by the local paper about local life.

However, went against her better judgement and gives far more detail about the locals and their personal lives than he bargained for.

 Former Corrie star Julie Hesmondhalgh will also feature in The Trouble with Maggie Cole

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Former Corrie star Julie Hesmondhalgh will also feature in The Trouble with Maggie ColeCredit: Getty – Contributor
 The show is set in a remote British town
The show is set in a remote British town

In the days and weeks following the show’s broadcast, Maggie sees the devastating effect of how her very public gossip-fest affects various figures around the town, disrupting their lives in the process.

Maggie has been happily married to headmaster Peter (Mark Heap) for nearly four decades and son Jamie and his wife Becka live close by.

Another significant members of the community include Maggie’s best friend Jill, (Julie Hesmondhalgh), Brian the publican, school secretary Karen (Vicki Pepperdine), the town’s GP Carol, local shopkeepers Emil and Roxanna, and hair salon worker Kelly.

Also part-time resident is the hands Marcus (Patrick Robinson), who rents a cottage to write his best-selling novels.

The new drama series The Trouble with Maggie Cole begins in March on ITV.

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