Caroline's obsession with her children being exceptional is matched only by her own determination to become a therapist and take over Martha's job.
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 has 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) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Seeks Similar 6x60 series for BBC1 and Resting, a comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.