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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Jess meets Katy, who replaces Melanie in her affections. Her one true friend Elsie is ailing, and local undertaker Cissy Fields takes her in when Mother and flock disown her. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Drama about a widow who goes to stay with her grown up offspring. As she comes to terms with the past, she embarks on a startling new relationship with her daughter's boyfriend. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

When a forensic psychologist (Toni Collette) questions a 17-year-old school boy charged with murdering his roommate, she discovers a bizarre world of secrets and mind games. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Colbie:
Tom Sturridge
Headmaster:
Patrick Malahide
John Colbie:
David Threlfall
Helen Colbie:
Cathryn Bradshaw
Susan Mueller:
Kate Maberly
Rev Donaldson:
Hugh Sachs

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Episode 2: Hero

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Sitcom about an ex-celebrity comedian. When Rick becomes a local hero by stopping a possible suicide, a TV executive agrees to come to dinner to talk about his career. Show more

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Seven-year-old Jess lives with her dominating mother until she is rudely removed from her peculiar Pentecostal home and sent to school.

Contributors

Small Jess:
Emily Aston
William:
Peter Gordon
Mrs Green:
Freda Dowie
Miss Jewsbury:
Celia Imrie
Jess' real mother:
Sophie Thursfield
Pastor Finch:
Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Arkwright:
Pam Ferris
Mrs Virtue:
Katy Murphy
Mrs Vole:
Sharon Bower
Ice Cream Man:
Bill Rogers
Boy next door:
Darren Scott
Gypsy Woman:
Kay Clayton
Church Pianist:
Tamar Swade
Director:
Beeban Kidron

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Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Jess, now 16, meets Melanie and falls in love. The pastor, the congregation and Jess's mother suspect, culminating in a devastating denouement in front of the congregation. Show more

Contributors

Pastor Finch:
Kenneth Cranham
Miss Jewsbury:
Celia Imrie
Small Jess:
Emily Aston
William:
Peter Gordon
Mrs Green:
Freda Dowie
Jess's real mother:
Sophie Thursfield
Mrs Arkwright:
Pam Ferris
Mrs Virtue:
Katy Murphy
Mrs Vole:
Sharon Bower

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