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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

Genres