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The Parent Trap

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

In 'The Parent Trap' Clare is relishing the role of acting Team Leader at the Family Centre but at home she's not relishing a visit from Brian's mother.

Episode 6 - The Parent Trap

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Katie Tyrrell.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Nov 2015 05:30


Role Contributor
ClareSally Phillips
BrianAlex Lowe
MeganNina Conti
NaliNina Conti
RayRichard Lumsden
HazelHannah Gordon
JoanSarah Thom
LauraSarah Thom
JoeAdam Nagaitis
MikeAdam Nagaitis
PaulPaul Stonehouse
FrankPaul Stonehouse
GirlStephanie Racine
WriterHarry Venning
WriterDavid Ramsden
ProducerKatie Tyrrell

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