Cutting It is a British television drama series created by Debbie Horsfield and produced by the BBC which follows the constantly traumatic life of hairdresser Allie Henshall as she deals with her lovers, her business rivals and her highly dysfunctional family.
The series aired in the UK on BBC One from 16 April, 2002 to 12 July, 2005. There are 25 hour-long episodes in four seasons.
Cutting It premiered in South Africa on TopTV's Top One channel on Tuesday 2 November 2010, at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Allie Henshall (Sarah Parish) and Gavin Ferraday (Jason Merrells) are partners in love and business. They own Henshall Ferraday hair salon, where Allie's sisters Darcey (Angela Griffin) and Sydney (Sian Reeves) work alongside them.
As Allie and Gavin consider taking over a vacant property across the road, they are rocked by the news that a rival hairdresser has bought it.
To make matters worse, Allie discovers that the new salon, Blade Runner, is run by her ex, Finn (Ben Daniels) and his wife, Mia Bevan (Amanda Holden).
Finn fathered the child Allie claimed to have aborted. He left her when he found out she was pregnant, but he's back in town to try and woo Allie.
Gavin eventually discovers that Henhall Ferraday's trainee stylist Ruby is really Allie and Finn's daughter - Allie didn't have the abortion after all.
Gavin wants Allie to have a baby with him, but Finn's mischievous plan pays off and the season ends with Allie leaving Gavin for Finn.
Series exclusive to Top One
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 2 November 2010 | Finale: 7 December 2010 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 2 (7 episodes)
Premiere: 1 March 2011 | Finale: 12 April 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 3 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 7 June 2011 | Finale: 12 July 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 4 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 19 July 2011 | Finale: 23 August 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h00