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Kate (Shirley Henderson) and Petruchio (Rufus Sewell)

This programme was broadcast on 21 November 2005. Written by Sally Wainwright.

Katherine Minola is a succesful politician, tipped for the leadership of her party. The only problem is, her awful temper has left her a 38 year old singleton, and everyone, from her party chairman to her sister, wants her to get married. Is passionate eccentric Petruchio the answer to her prayers?

Shirley Henderson, Rufus Sewell, Jaime Murray, Stephen Tompkinson, Twiggy Lawson and David Mitchell star in Sally Wainwright's updating of Shakespeare's comedy about the battle of the sexes.

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    Stephen Tompkinson as Harry Kavanagh
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    Twiggy Lawson as Mrs Minola
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