Richard has almost given up trying to find favour on the front bench and it seems preferment of any kind is now beyond his reach. He seeks friendship at a book club, but hasn't bothered reading the books. However, Richard does rediscover something about the immutable nature of true love. And he seems determined to impart what he has discovered to the somewhat alarmed, Martha.
In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.
Richard Fallon MP (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.
Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.
There's Philip who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.
Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.
She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.
In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson
Martha was played by Marcella Riordan
And Richard Fallon by Roger Allam.
The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.