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Moving On, Series 5 Episode 3 of 5

Duration: 44 minutes

Amani Sarin is a newly-qualified teacher starting a new job in a tough school, miles from home. Although academically brilliant, and ambitious to bestow the virtues of a solid education to all, she is no match for the bullying fifteen-year-olds who Amani thinks are wasting their schooling.

Isolated and alone, and keen to prove to her widowed father Charin that she can cope, the stress of the situation very quickly takes its toll. School mentor Hugh tries to offer a friendly ear on secret ciggie breaks, but Amani is determined that she cope. But as she styles her beautiful hair one evening, a handful falls out - then another and another and another...

As the devastating effects of alopecia kick in, Amani's life spirals out of control. When she is cruelly caught off guard in another tough class, to stop the pupils laughing at her she foolishly blurts out that she has cancer.

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  • Music from the programme

    Most of the music from the programme is especially composed by Steve Wright.
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Amani Sarin
Taj Atwal
Hugh Potter
Adam Long
Kate Marr
Anita Dobson
Charan Sarin
Ramon Tikaram
Simon Ritchie
Berwick Kaler
Morgan McDonald
Dominique Jackson
Macauley Harewood
Megan Winnard
Bus Driver
Tim Paley
Alan McDonald
Adam Fogerty
Doctor Marsh
Ron Meadows
Executive Producer
Colin McKeown
Donna Molloy
Noreen Kershaw
Anthony Gannie


Meet the characters

Series 5 characters

Find out more about the main characters from the fifth series of Moving on.

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