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Episode 9

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

15 year old Bee and her parents have been preparing for a family trip to Antarctica, but the day before they are due to travel, her mother Bernadette vanishes. From her credit card charges, it appears that Bernadette has travelled to Antarctica on her own, but after that, the trail gets very cold indeed.

In today's episode, Bee and her father Elgin travel to Antarctica on Bernadette's trail.

Adapted and directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 12 Jul 2012 19:45


Role Contributor
BernadetteMiranda Richardson
BeeLydia Wilson
AudreyMadeleine Potter
Soo LinLaurel Lefkow
Marcus StrangDon Gilet
Ollie-O/ JacobSam Alexander
Paul JellinekPatrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen GoodyearSusie Riddell
Dr KurtzChristine Absalom
ProducerEmma Harding
DirectorEmma Harding
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