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01Lollipops And Roses1996071820200828 (BBC7)
20200829 (BBC7)
Daughter Kate launches a campaign to help a lollipop man and family life is disrupted by a well-meaning TV documentary crew.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Starring Peter Davison and Samantha Bond.

Written by son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Richard.... Peter Davison
Sarah.... Samantha Bond
Ron Miller.... Peter Jones
Kate.... Claire Russell
Amy.... Sarah Merriman
Emma.... Heather Jones
Michael.... Stephen Critchlow
Chris.... Keith Drinkel

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996

Peter Davison stars in a sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome.

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Peter Jones as Ron Miller, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Heather Jones as Emma, Stephen Critchlow as Michael and Keith Drinkel as Chris.

Life is disrupted by a well-meaning TV documentary crew.

Comedy about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

02A Change Of Art1996072520200904 (BBC7)
20200905 (BBC7)
Sarah's mother Bea arrives with a horse-box full of expressionist art and three moulting cats.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Richard.... Peter Davison
Sarah.... Samantha Bond
Kate.... Claire Russell
Amy.... Sarah Merriman
Bea.... Phyllida Law
Felix Patterson.... Jonathan Adams
Paul.... Simon Fielder
Meg.... Zulema Dene
Autograph Hunter.... Colleen Prendergast
Art Collector.... Alice Arnold

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.

Sarah's mother Bea arrives with a horsebox full of art and three moulting cats.

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Phyllida Law as Bea, Jonathan Adams as Felix Patterson, Simon Fielder as Paul, Zulema Dene as Meg, Colleen Prendergast as the Autograph Hunter and Alice Arnold as the Art Collector.

Comedy about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

03Basic Instinct1996080120200911 (BBC7)
20200912 (BBC7)
Richard and Sarah are summoned to see their daughter Kate's headmaster.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

Starring Peter Davison as Richard, Samantha Bond as Sarah, Claire Russell as Kate, Sarah Merriman as Amy, Brian Bowles as the Headmaster, Teresa Gallagher as Julia, Kay Stoneham as Mrs Morris and David Cooper as James.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

04At The End Of The Rainbow1996080820200918 (BBC7)
20200919 (BBC7)
Richard gets exciting news from Hollywood and his wildest dreams seem about to come true.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by father and son team, Eric and Andy Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

CAST:

Richard …. Peter Davison
Sarah …. Samantha Bond
Kate …. Claire Russell
Amy …. Sarah Merriman
Joel Bennett …. Kerry Shale
Nick …. Kim Wall
Dr Thompson …. Rachel Preece
Charlotte’s Mother …. Patience Tomlinson

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.

Richard receives exciting new from Hollywood.

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

05Overture And Beginners Please1996081520200925 (BBC7)
20200926 (BBC7)
Kate's in the school play, while Sarah has a problem with a client - and her husband Richard.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by Son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

CAST:

Richard …. Peter Davison
Sarah …. Samantha Bond
Kate …. Claire Russell
Amy …. Sarah Merriman
Pat Humphreys …. Penelope Nice
Annie …. Teresa Gallagher
The Headmaster …. Brian Bowles
Robbie …. Robbie Gill
The Policeman …. Sebastian Brennan

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.

Kate is in possibly the worst school play ever, while Richard casts himself as a therapist

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.

06Foetal Attraction1996082220201002 (BBC7)
20201003 (BBC7)
Sarah wants a third child. Richard suggests a holiday might be more fun.

Six-part comedy series about the Stubbs family - cartoonist Richard, therapist Sarah and their daughters - Kate, aged 16 and three-year-old Amy who has Down's Syndrome.

Written by son and father team, Andy and Eric Merriman - inspired by Andy's own four-year-old daughter, Sarah. Eric famously wrote legendary BBC comedy series 'Beyond Our Ken'.

CAST:

Richard …. Peter Davison
Sarah …. Samantha Bond
Kate …. Claire Russell
Amy …. Sarah Merriman
Emma …. Heather Jones
Joni …. Lorelei King
George …. Philip Pope
Eddy …. Simon Treves
Daniel …. Daniel Merriman
Mary …. Alison Pettit
The Saxophonist …. John Barnes
Uncle Chuckles …. Bill Pertwee

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.

Sitcom about a family with a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Stars Peter Davison.