Is The Long Call on ITV based on a true story?

“Because their focus was always on the next life, the Second Coming.

“For her it had been a stifling and repressive life and she had run away, aged 18, in the middle of the night, with a bin bag full of clothes, and made her own way – totally alone.

“Her story fascinated me – that a woman my age could have had this experience, in my ordinary Somerset town in the late nineties, when my only concern was trying to get into the (single, terrible) local club.”

She said Matthew’s life in the series closely resembles that of the woman she had once met.

So with this in mind, it could be said that the series was partly inspired by a true story and way of life that existed.

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