LIMITED TV SERIES – 8 EPISODES

London Sparrow by Elinor TeeleIn 1917, a Cockney girl’s quest for truth uncovers the secrets of her father’s past and the mysterious fate of her siblings in Edwardian London.

SERIES VALUE

  • Based on a true story
  • Strong female leads
  • Historical family mystery
  • Sophisticated, non-linear storytelling

COMPS

During the height of World War I, Mary Taylor – a 4’11” Cockney – becomes engaged to be married. In the months before the wedding, she embarks on a quest to learn more about her father.

Mary’s wartime investigations in London lead her to the discovery that her mother, Annie, has been telling her a packet of lies. Her father did not die a heroic death. He may still be alive. And he may have a cloak-and-dagger past.

As Mary pesters people to tell her what they know about the man called Robert Taylor, startling secrets about her working class family are revealed. The truth that emerges is a humorous & poignant tale of resilience, survival, and British pluck.

DEVELOPMENT

This series is based on a true story. Although it is highly fictionalized, all major anchor points are backed by historical records. The completed Pilot Episode and Show Bible are available for review.

CONTACT ELINOR TO REQUEST THE PILOT & SHOW BIBLE