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.
Season 2 premiered on Top One on Tuesday 1 March 2011, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are seven episodes in the second season.
Allie returns from a month in Naples, with Finn, only to find she's not welcome at her old salon; renamed Gavin Ferraday.
At Allie's dad Tom's (Bill Thomas) 60th birthday party, Allie discovers that Finn has two other kids from previous marriages that he also ran away from. Finn tells Allie that he wants them to have another baby together.
Gavin tries to take over Blade Runner but Allie becomes its new owner. With Allie gone, Darcey takes the opportunity of replacing her in Gavin's business and bed.
Since being dumped by Finn, Mia has been working as an escort, so Gavin offers her a job in the salon. Mia's mum, Zinnia (Cherie Lunghi), turns up to console her heartbroken daughter but really wants to bag Finn for herself.
Meanwhile, Gavin and Ruby fall for each other but Gavin still holds out hope of getting back with Allie. Ruby tells Eugene (Pearce Quigley) that she is pregnant with Gavin's baby.
Allie agrees to put whatever feelings she has for Gavin aside and support her daughter. She surprises Finn by revealing she's also pregnant, not realising his vasectomy means he can't be the father.
Mia discovers that throughout her marriage to Finn he was sleeping with her mother. In an act of jealous revenge she sets fire to both salons.
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