- First broadcast 20030807 (Radio 3)
- First repeated 20040731 (Radio 3)
By Jackie Kay.
Irene Elliot has a cutlery disorder which sprung up on her quite suddenly in the house she shares with her daughter.
Struggling with her adolescence, Mary Ann hates everything about her mother - blaming her for the day her father took a machete to his marriage and walked out.
Now everything is tense.
The cutlery's mixed up, and Mary Ann is turning into her father.
Mary Ann....Julie Austin
The Doctor....Clive Russell
With music and the voice of the cutlery composed by Scanner
Directed in MANCHESTER by Susan Roberts