The Walnut Bureau

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

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20070521

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

1/5. 1884

The mysterious Mrs Drewe commissions East End cabinet maker Albert Wilson to make her a bureau with a secret drawer. But what does she plan to hide in it?

Albert ...... Paul Ritter

Emily ...... Charlie Brooks

Mrs Drewe ...... Francesca Dymond

Written and directed by Ellen Dryden.

Followed by News.

20070522

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

2/5. 1890

Emily is growing up fast and beginning to develop interests outside her home. The local institute offers the chance of an escape to another world, until Emily receives some shattering news and another secret is stored inside the bureau.

Albert ...... Paul Ritter

Emily ...... Charlie Brooks

Harry ...... Carl Prekopp

Written and directed by Ellen Dryden.

Followed by News.

20070523

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

3/5. 1916

Emily and her daughter-in-law Dora anxiously await letters from her son Billy, who is fighting in the trenches. But the news that arrives is so devastating that it has to be hidden forever.

Emily ...... Gabrielle Lloyd

Dora ...... Catherine Russell

Billy ...... Anthony Glennon

Written and directed by Ellen Dryden.

Followed by News.

20070524

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

4/5. 1937

Dora and Billy's daughter Ruby has big ideas for her husband Edward, and she refuses to listen to anyone who tries to stop her. But the bureau holds a family secret which stops her in her tracks.

Emily ...... Gabrielle Lloyd

Dora ...... Catherine Russell

Ruby ...... India Fisher

Edward ...... Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Written and directed by Ellen Dryden.

Followed by News.

20070525

Ellen Dryden's story following the lives and secrets of one family from Victorian times to the present day.

5/5. 2007

Over 120 years after it was built, the bureau is still keeping its secrets. But when Emily finds the hidden drawer, all the dark side of the family's history is revealed.

Michael ...... Paul Ritter

Emily ...... Charlie Brooks

Amy ...... Abigail Thaw

Written and directed by Ellen Dryden.

Followed by News.

011884 *20070521

The mysterious Mrs Drewe commissions East End cabinet maker Albert Wilson to make her a bureau with a secret drawer.

But what does she plan to hide in it?

021890 *20070522

Emily is growing up fast and beginning to develop interests outside her home.

The local institute offers the chance of an escape to another world, until Emily receives some shattering news and another secret is stored inside the bureau.

031916 *20070523

Emily and her daughter-in-law Dora anxiously await letters from her son Billy, who is fighting in the trenches.

But the news that arrives is so devastating that it has to be hidden forever.

041937 *20070524

Dora and Billy's daughter Ruby has big ideas for her husband Edward, and she refuses to listen to anyone who tries to stop her.

But the bureau holds a family secret which stops her in her tracks.

05 LAST2007 *20070525

Over 120 years after it was built, the bureau is still keeping its secrets.

But when Emily finds the hidden drawer, all the dark side of the family's history is revealed.