The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - Ep1/5
by Esther Wilson
Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation, this comic and heartfelt series explores the possibility of the couple having a baby. Just about everybody is against the idea, including Darleen's partner Jamie.
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
FURTHER INFO - NB: Using a mixture of fact and fiction, Darleen meets Alex Huntesmith during the series who plays himself; a 17 year old young man studying for his A Levels in Politics, History and Economics, and hoping to go to Oxford, and whose parents both have learning disabilities. The series also features Alex's real mum, Jill, mother of four, and we get an insight into this extraordinary real family.