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Moving On, Series 5 Episode 1 of 5

Jo is happily married to policeman Steve, with two young children - on the face of it, the perfect family. But Steve is always distracted by his exciting job, and the kids are busy at school and no longer need Jo 24/7, leaving her with the housework and the weekly shop. Beneath the surface, Jo feels boring and invisible. That is, until she accidentally shoplifts.

Initially horrified, the fear of being caught gives her a rush that she hasn't felt in a long time. Over a few months, she gradually increases the amount (and value) of her shoplifting, developing a range of tricks to avoid detection until - inevitably - she is caught.

Taken to a police station, it all suddenly becomes horribly real: she is a criminal, and treated as such. Terrified that Steve will find out, Jo spends a long day in custody before being eventually released with a fine. Out of his mind with worry at her disappearance, Steve is relieved to have her back and willingly accepts the lie she tells him.

Jo delights in her newly attentive husband, and their marriage seems to be back on track - but how long will Jo be able to hide her secret?

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44 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 Nov 2014 14:15

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Most of the music from the programme is especially composed by Steve Wright.
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Role Contributor
JoNatalie Gumede
SteveRay Fearon
CashierKitty Simpson
Gary SollersDanny Ryder
Sgt David O'ConnorIan Blower
Sgt Liam SmithChris Brailsford
Andy GibsonChris Grahamson
Window CleanerChris Darwin
Custody AssistantKaren Appleton
Alcoholic WomanSylvie Gatrill
Woman in PlaygroundSian Pohill Thomas
FinnCemahl Tamumo-Mullin
NiamhDina Graham
Executive ProducerColin McKeown
ProducerDonna Molloy
DirectorNoreen Kershaw
WriterShaun Duggan