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Screen Two: A Little Bit of Lippy


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
"There was no better escape from the week's gloom, wrote
Allison Pearson in The Independent when Martyn Hesford 's outrageous northern comedy was first screened in 1992. Kenneth Cranham and Rachel Davies star as the parents of 19-year-old Marian Fairley , who finds a pair of women's knickers in her husband's laundry.
Outraged to think he is havingan affair, she takes the TV, the microwave and the baby, and moves in with her parents down the road. But an even bigger shock awaits her.
Producer George Faber Director Chris Bemard


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Martyn Hesford
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Rachel Davies
Unknown: Marian Fairley
Producer: George Faber
Director: Chris Bemard
Reggie Titherington: Kenneth Cranham
Alma Titherington: Rachel Davies
MarianFairley: Alison Swann
Rick Fairley: Danny Cunningham
Great Auntie Annie: Elizabeth Bradley
VenusLamour: Bette Bourne
Maureen McCormack: Tina Earl
Hilary McCormack: Cliff Howells
MrCartwright: Alan David
RitaMullins: Sandra Gough
Bernie Mullins: Finetime Fontayne

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