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Driven to Extremes

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 January 2014

Episode Four - Driven To Extremes

Clare is facing a disciplinary tribunal after a seemingly straightforward job goes awry. Can she convince the panel of her professionalism? At home, Brian tries to cheer up a despondent Nali.

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.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.


Sally Phillips
Alex Lowe
Nina Conti
Mr Byrne
Richard Lumsden
Ms Mellor
Liza Tarbuck
Mr Plummer
Andrew Wincott
Sarah Thom
Alex Tregear
Arthur Hughes
Alexandra Smith
Harry Venning
David Ramsden


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