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'Oh God it's Christmas...'

Secrets and Lattes, Series 1 Episode 6 of 6

Episode 6. 'Oh God, it's Christmas......'

It's December in episode 6, the final part of Hilary Lyon's new comedy narrative series for BBC R4, and Trisha (played by Julie Graham) has high expectations of the imminent festive season in Edinburgh, as she is spending her first Christmas back in her native city with a particularly special person. She is also uncharacteristically enthusiastic about all things festive at work in 'Cafe Culture', the Bruntsfield coffee shop she runs with her usually sensible big sister Clare (played by Hilary Lyon).

However, everybody else in the Cafe Culture team seems to be dreading it all and there's little evidence of seasonal goodwill around. Clare would happily cancel the whole thing and is fearful of a stressful scenario at home with her troubled husband and monosyllabic teenage children and, for the first time ever, can't summon up the enthusiasm for hanging up even a few tasteful baubles.

Temperamental, opera-loving polish chef, Krzyzstof (Simon Goodall) is having his own major traumas and reservations about everything in his life and although he plans on holding a traditional feast with friends, a major falling-out with Trisha makes this increasingly unlikely. The fourth member of the cafe team, teenage waitress Lizzie (played by Pearl Appleby) is avoiding addressing some complicated family stuff in her past and is pretending to be an ostrich when it comes to Christmas.

Can the team overcome their sturm und drang, survive Christmas and make Cafe Culture a continuing success?

Trish.......................................Julie Graham
Clare.......................................Hilary Lyon
Krzysztof.................................Simon Greenall
Lizzie......................................Pearl Appleby
Richard.....................................Roger May

Director....................................Marilyn Imrie
Producers ............................... Moray Hunter and Gordon Kennedy
An Absolute production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 May 2014 11:30

Credits

Role Contributor
TrishJulie Graham
ClareHilary Lyon
KrzysztofSimon Greenall
LizziePearl Appleby
RichardRoger May
ProducerMarilyn Imrie
WriterHilary Lyon