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20041011

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Penny Gold

This family saga interweaves the historical with the modern in a powerfully observed story of two girls born 70 years apart but abandoned as babies.

1/5. Two Daughters - Two Generations

Hazel....Clare Corbett

Catriona....Carolyn Bonnyman

Archie....Tom Smith

Shona (as a child)....Bryony Reid

Shona....Jayne McKenna

Leah....Teresa Gallagher

Evie (as a child)....Kate Aspinall

Evie....Emma Rydal

Mary....Sarah Badel

Matron/Muriel....Maggie Ollerenshaw

Ernest....Keith Drinkel

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

20041012

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Penny Gold

Two young women - born 70 years apart - have babies that haunt them for the rest of their lives.

2/5. Two Mothers

Hugo....Sam Crane

Leah....Teresa Gallagher

Mary....Sarah Badel

Henry....Jamie Glover

Hazel....Clare Corbett

George....Sidney Sloane

Hazel's Mother....Maureen O'Brien

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

20041013

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Penny Gold

3/5. The Search

Two girls from different generations are both desperate to find their natural mothers.

Shona....Jayne McKenna

Archie....Tom Smith

Catriona....Carolyn Bonnyman

Evie....Emma Rydal

Miss Mawson....Jean Trend

Dolly....Nicola Barber

Henry....Jamie Glover

Leah....Teresa Gallagher

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

20041014

Shadow Baby

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Penny Gold

4/5. Strange Meeting

Two mothers from different eras are confronted by the daughters they abandoned.

Leah....Teresa Gallagher

Henry....Jamie Glover

Evie....Emma Rydal

Hazel....Clare Corbett

Shona....Jayne McKenna

Hazel's mother....Maureen O'Brien

Malcolm....Roger May

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

20041015

By Margaret Forster

Dramatised by Penny Gold

5/5. Homecomings

Secrets are revealed and shadows cast aside.

Henry....Jamie Glover

Evie....Emma Rydal

Rose....Alison Pettitt

Leah....Teresa Gallagher

Mrs Fletcher....Jenny Funnell

Malcolm....Roger May

Shona....Jayne McKenna

Hazel....Clare Corbett

Hazel's Mother....Maureen O'Brien

Directed by Martin Jenkins.