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 4 premiered on Top One on Tuesday 19 July 2011, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are six episodes in the fourth and final season.
It's fresh starts all round - Allie and Gavin are happily back together, and Brawdie and Tom are renewing their wedding vows.
Allie's salon is thriving and she wants to expand by opening her own hairdressing academy, bringing on a new generation of hairdressers. Gavin's wavering over marriage, although he's keen to have more children with Allie.
However, trouble arrives in the shape of beautiful Aussie, Melissa Devereux (Christine Stephen-Daly) - Gavin's guilty fling from the past. She gets the job of Academy Styles Director and her feelings for Gavin are soon reawakened.
Elsewhere, Darcey's relationship with Eugene continues to blossom.
When Allie discovers she might be pregnant she thinks she can have it all: Gavin, the baby, the academy. Fate, however, has other plans - she discovers her pregnancy is actually ovarian cancer - a secret she shares only with Darcey.
Sydney misreads Allie and Darcey's secretiveness and drags Gavin to the hospital where he's confronted with the devastating truth about Allie's condition. The situation leads them to remarry.
But tragically Allie is knocked down and killed, just after learning she was beating the cancer. Gavin's distraught, and seeks solace in the arms of Melissa. But she realises she will always be second best to Allie in Gavin's affections.
The series ends with Gavin leaving the salon in Darcey's hands, and departing with only baby Ralfie for company.
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