A Five Year Sentence

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20060130

By Bernice Rubens, dramatised by Richard Monks.

1/5. Jean Hawkins sees no point in going on after retirement, but then she is presented with a five year diary and her life changes dramatically.

Jean....Sheila Reid

Brian....Kenneth Cranham

Matron....Janet Henfrey

Mr Connersby/Vicar....John Cummins

Colleague/Librarian....Carolyn Pickles

Director Sally Avens.

20060131

By Bernice Rubens, dramatised by Richard Monks.

2/5. Jean's tentative relationship with Brian takes an unexpected turn when he suggests they put things on a business footing.

Jean....Sheila Reid

Brian....Kenneth Cranham

Matron....Janet Henfrey

Mother....Evie Garratt

Director Sally Avens

20060201

By Bernice Rubens, dramatised by Richard Monks.

3/5. Brian expands his business to other single ladies whilst Jean dreams of wedding bells.

Jean....Sheila Reid

Brian....Kenneth Cranham

Matron....Janet Henfrey

Mother....Evie Garratt

Violet....Tina Gray

Bank Manager....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Church....Carolyn Pickles

Director Sally Avens.

20060202

By Bernice Rubens, dramatised by Richard Monks.

4/5. Jean's spending comes under the scrutiny of the bank. Has Brian really got her finances under control?

Jean....Sheila Reid

Brian....Kenneth Cranham

Matron....Janet Henfrey

Mother....Evie Garratt

Violet....Tina Gray

Bank Manager....Gerard McDermott

Mrs Church....Carolyn Pickles

Director Sally Avens.

20060203

By Bernice Rubens, dramatised by Richard Monks.

5/5. Jean finally realises that Brian is up to no good, but her revenge has a surprising victim.

Jean....Sheila Reid

Brian....Kenneth Cranham

Matron....Janet Henfrey

Mother....Evie Garratt

Violet....Tina Gray

Neighbour/Nurse....Ella Smith

Vicar/Police....Delroy Brown

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Jean Hawkins sees no point in going on after retirement, but then she is presented with a five year diary and her life changes dramatically.

When Jean Hawkins retires, she's given a five year diary and life changes dramatically.

Stars Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham.

Retiring Jean Hawkins is given a five year diary - and her life changes dramatically.

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Jean's tentative relationship with Brian takes an unexpected turn when he suggests they put things on a business footing.

On retiring, Jean is delighted to meet the charming Brian, but what's his game?

On retiring, Jean is delighted to meet the charming Brian, but what's his game? Stars Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham.

Jean is delighted to meet Brian - but then he suggests things go on a business footing.

Retired Jean is delighted to meet the charming Brian - but then he suggests things go on a business footing.

Stars Sheila Reid.

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Brian expands his business to other single ladies whilst Jean dreams of wedding bells.

Brian's intimate visits pleasure Jean and she hopes for more, but he's got his own plan.

Stars Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham.

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Jean's spending comes under the scrutiny of the bank.

Has Brian really got her finances under control?

Devious Brian slowly drains smitten Jean's finances, but she's blissfully unaware.

Stars Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham.

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Jean finally realises that Brian is up to no good, but her revenge has a surprising victim.

Jean realises that Brian's up to no good, but her revenge has a surprising victim.

Stars Sheila Reid and Kenneth Cranham.