Love, Nina
series title in lower case red against a black background
GenreComedy drama
Based onLove, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
by Nina Stibbe
Written byNick Hornby
Directed byS.J. Clarkson
ComposerRuth Barrett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes5
Executive producers
  • Jamie Laurenson
  • Hakan Kousetta
CinematographyBalazs Bolygo
Running time27–28 minutes
Original release
NetworkBBC One
Release20 May (2016-05-20) –
17 June 2016 (2016-06-17)

Love, Nina is a 2016 British comedy drama starring Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham Carter. Adapted by Nick Hornby from Nina Stibbe's book, Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life, the series received its debut on BBC One on 20 May 2016 and ran for five episodes. Set in 1982, the series tells the story of Nina (Marsay), a 20-year-old girl from Leicester who moves to Primrose Hill, London, to work as a nanny for single mother George (Bonham Carter).[1]

It is based on her experiences working in the household of Mary-Kay Wilmers, editor of the London Review of Books. The two boys in the series are based on her sons with filmmaker Stephen Frears, one of whom, Sam Frears, plays a neighbour.[2] On 15 May 2017, it was made available to stream on Netflix in the UK.[3]

Cast and characters


Internationally, the series debuted in Australia on BBC First on 1 November 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Friday's best TV: Love, Nina; Bob's Burgers; No Such Thing As the News". The Guardian. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Love, Nina Nick Hornby's fictionalised tv adaptation of Nina Stibbe's bestselling book". BBC Media Centre. BBC. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Love, Nina (2016) on Netflix UK :: New On Netflix UK". New On Netflix UK. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. ^ Purcell, Charles (27 October 2016). "New This Week (October 31): Shameless, High Maintenance, Chicago P.D., Space Month and live sport". The Green Room. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.