Children In Need: D For Dexter

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0120161114

0120161114

By Amanda Whittington. Skye needs a pound to buy milk for Dexter's breakfast.

0120161114

Skye and Dexter are back in this heart-breaking, heart-warming and award-winning serial, one of the highlights of the BBC Children in Need Appeal on Radio 4.

Skye knows Dexter needs a proper breakfast, but there's no milk and Mum hasn't got a pound. So it's cornflakes with water, again. Or toast. With no spread.

Skye is thirteen, and she's growing up. Dexter's four. They live in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire. They've been back with Mum, Jak, for a while now, because she doesn't drink any more, except loads of coffee and coke. Jak doesn't cook either, and she's never hungry. The only thing Skye misses about school is the free dinners, but she doesn't go very often because she likes to keep an eye on Dexter. Sometimes she thinks about the time they were in foster care. The foster carers were really annoying but they were always cooking. And Dexter was always eating.

Then Jak announces she's having a night out. She's going to the Psychic Supper at the Centre. Skye doesn't care what the spirits will say but she'd like to know what's for supper.

This year's story was developed with the help of Can Cook, an organisation that receives funding for specific projects from BBC Children in Need.

Writer...Amanda Whittington

Music by Black Sabbath, performed by...Tom Constantine

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

0220161115

0220161115

By Amanda Whittington. Skye is worried about Jak, and there is still no milk for Dex.

0220161115

By Amanda Whittington.

Something bad happened to Jak at the Psychic Supper last night, but she won't say what. Skye wishes she could give Dexter mashed banana and porridge for breakfast like he had at the foster-whatevers, but there's only cornflakes and still no milk.

Maybe you can eat cornflakes like crisps?

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

0320161116

0320161116

By Amanda Whittington.

Dean is back, snaking his way around Jak. This time he's brought a dog with him, a staffie called Riley. But Skye prefers horses and she can't stop thinking about Boy and his makeshift stable up on the rec.

And there's still nothing for Dexter's breakfast.

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

0320161116

By Amanda Whittington. Dean is back, with his dog Riley. And there's still no breakfast.