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Fear of Fanny


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Her baked-on eyeshadow, battleaxe persona and culinary abominations - such as blue eggs and pigeon garnished with feathers - made Fanny Cradock a cult figure. Yet this comedy drama - with Julia Davis as Fanny and Mark Gatiss as husband Johnnie - reveals a softer side to the mother of all TV chefs.
Writer Brian Fillis ; Producers Ben Evans and Angie Daniell ; Director Coky Giedroyc Shown Christmas Eve on BBC4


Unknown: Julia Davis
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Brian Fillis
Producers: Ben Evans
Producers: Angie Daniell
Fanny Cradock: Julia Davis
Johnnie Cradock: Mark Gatiss
Christopher: Nicholas Burns
Jane: Hayley Atwell
Nicky: Claudie Blakely
Derek: Jason Watkins
Simon: Steven O'Neill
TV executive: Simon Greenall
TV host: Keir Charles
Wendy: Abby Ford
Dan Farson: Tom Goodman Hill
Gwen Troake: Ella Kenion
Paul: Tom Allen
Director: Paul Chahidi
Male nurse: James Holmes
Gas fitter: Jordan Long
Technician: Phil Nice
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Parkhouse
Cameraman: Tim Plester
Alan Taylor: Stuart Sherwin
Floor manager: Jim Field Smith
Julian: Nathan Smoker
Mrs Beeton fan: Richard Syms

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