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012016100520190514 (R4)

Amanda Whittington’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s Leicestershire about the madcap schemes of three kids to find their recently divorced mum a new man

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Dad ….. James Lailey
Mrs Longlady ….. Elizabeth Bennett
Mrs Worth ….. Adie Allen

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Set in a small Leicestershire village in the 1970s, this four-part comedy drama is about the madcap schemes of three children to cheer up their recently divorced mum, Elizabeth. Struggling to cope, she has taken to drinking and compulsive playwriting – neither of which impresses villagers already deeply suspicious of an attractive divorcee. Top of their list is to find her a new man in the hope that it will appease the hostile locals.

Nina Stibbe's comic novel. The madcap schemes of three kids to find their mum a new man

Comedy following the madcap schemes of three children to find their mum a new man.

022016101220190521 (R4)

Amanda Whittington’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

Local handyman Charlie Bates is not on the man list but the kids are prepared to give him a shot when their mum falls for him because he looks like Frank Sinatra.

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates ….. Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Dad ….. James Lailey
Mrs Bates ….. Elizabeth Bennett

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Nina Stibbe's comic novel. Elizabeth falls for local handyman Charlie Bates

Comedy following the madcap schemes of three children to find their mum a new man.

032016101920190528 (R4)

Amanda Whittington’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

The kids begin to wonder if Charlie Bates is reliable man at the helm material and decide the local vet is a much better option

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates ….. Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Mr Swift ….. Tom Forrister
Pub landlady ….. Adie Allen

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Nina Stibbe\u2019s comic novel. The kids wonder if Charlie Bates is man at the helm material

Comedy following the madcap schemes of three children to find their mum a new man.

Amanda Whittington’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

The kids begin to wonder if Charlie Bates is reliable man at the helm material and decide the local vet is a much better option

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Charlie Bates ….. Andy Nyman
Mr Lomax ….. Jason Barnett
Mr Swift ….. Tom Forrister
Pub landlady ….. Adie Allen

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Nina Stibbe's comic novel. The kids wonder if Charlie Bates is man at the helm material

Comedy following the madcap schemes of three children to find their mum a new man.

042016102620190604 (R4)

Amanda Whittington’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s comic novel set in 1970s rural Leicestershire.

In dire financial straits, Elizabeth has to get a job and she is soon having run-ins with her new boss.

Lizzie ….. Eloise Webb
Amy….. Fern Deacon
Little Jack ….. Ben Barker
Elizabeth ….. Amanda Hale
Mr Holt ….. Nick Underwood
Tannoy ….. Elizabeth Bennett
Deano/Newsreader ….. Sam Rix

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Nina Stibbe's comic novel. Elizabeth gets a job and has a run-in with her new boss

Comedy following the madcap schemes of three children to find their mum a new man.