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A Screen Two comedy drama, starring Kate Maberley, Gina McKee, Anthony Andrews, Imogen Stubbs
When a single mother's drinking binge threatens to spoil yet another Christmas, her five children lock her in the sauna to dry out.
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Adapted by Matthew Jacobs from the novel by Gillian White
Producer Josh Golding
Director Matthew Jacobs


Unknown: Kate Maberley
Unknown: Gina McKee
Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Adapted By: Matthew Jacobs
Novel By: Gillian White
Producer: Josh Golding
Director: Matthew Jacobs
Vanessa: Kate Maberley
Caroline: Gina McKee
Robin: Anthony Andrews
Suzie: Imogen Stubbs
Dominic: Zohren Weiss
Amber: Rosy de Wolf
Sacha: Megan de Wolf
Lot: Felix Bell
Bart: Ian Reddington
Isobel: Faith Brook
Eileen: Sheila Allen
Ruby: Rosalind Bennett
Mrs Guerney: Stephanie Fayerman
Sister Louise: Georgie Glen
Ilse: Sarah-Marie Maltha
Park supervisor: Kevin Dyer
Assistant: Fenella Shepherd

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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