by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett.
When old friend Hugo offers Charles some voiceover work it leads him into the murky world
of Hugo's marriage and his wife's appalling am-dram group.
Charles ..... Bill Nighy
Frances ..... Suzanne Burden
Joan ..... Geraldine McEwan
Hugo ..... Paul Ritter
Ellie ...... Amaka Okafor
Saskia ..... Christine Absalom
Geoff ...... Patrick Brennan
Clive ...... Sam Alexander
Director ...... Sally Avens
Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; Joan is even driving 'St Frances of Highgate' mad. So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.
But a simple voice job leads Charles into Hugo's drink fuelled depressing marriage; his young wife spends most of her time at an am-dram group with some very strange members and Hugo it seems is ready to crack.