‘The C-Word' Reviews: Sheridan Smith Wins Praise From Fans And Critics For Portrayal Of Lisa Lynch

04/05/2015 10:49 BST | Updated 04/05/2015 10:59 BST

Sheridan Smith has won praise from fans and critics, for her portrayal of Lisa Lynch in the BBC drama ‘The C-Word’.

Sunday night’s one-off show was based on Lisa’s blog 'Alright Tit' and her subsequent book, in which she detailed her battle with breast cancer, with a refreshing candid style.


Sheridan Smith and Paul Nicholls as Lisa and Pete Lynch

With Sheridan as Lisa and Paul Nicholls as her husband Pete, ‘The C-Word’ was certainly a tear-jerker, and fans and critics alike have praised the drama’s cast, and the wonderful woman whose honesty inspired it all.

The Guardian’s TV critic writes: “I did plenty of that, welling up. Also laughing. ‘The C-Word’ is very sad and very funny and very honest and – most of all – very human. Ace from Sheridan Smith, demonstrating – yet again – that right now there isn’t really anyone to touch her for turning words in a script into breathing, warm-blooded human life. For nailing it, basically.”

“'The C-Word' was a weepy, of course, but not just a weepy. It was also a very warm, honest account of a woman enduring, and sometimes transcending, a terrible and still too common fate,” adds The Independent.

A number of fans also took to Twitter to discuss the show:

Sheridan then thanked everyone for their support, writing:

Sheridan shaved her head for the role, and the actress previously admitted that she found the task daunting.

“It did upset me a little bit at the time, but it’s just hair – it’ll grow back," she stated. "And ‘The C-Word’ is about such an amazing woman.

“Everyone is affected by cancer and I lost my eldest brother to it, so although of course you feel like you’ve lost a bit of your femininity, I feel it’s the least I could do."

‘The C-Word’ is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

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