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Cast List

Juliet Stevenson

Juliet Stevenson
Juliet is the narrator of the series. She has appeared regularly on stage, screen and TV and won a Laurence Olivier award for Death And The Maiden. Read Juliet's biography.

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston
An acclaimed film and TV actor, Christopher recently starred as the Doctor in Doctor Who. His notable film credits include The Others and 28 Days Later.

Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson
Denis's many film and TV credits include Local Hero, Star Wars, Holby City and Sensitive Skin. He starred in the BBC's recent adaptation of Bleak House.

Hugo Speer

Hugo Speer
Since appearing in The Full Monty in 1997, Hugo has appeared in a number of high-profile dramas including The Rotters' Club, Clocking Off and Bleak House.

Jemma Redgrave

Jemma Redgrave
A member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, Jemma has appeared in many successful TV series and films including Howard's End, Bramwell and The Buddha of Suburbia.

Ben Onwukwe

Ben Onwukwe
Ben is well-known to TV viewers for his role as Recall in London's Burning. He is also a successful stage actor and recently played Duncan in a touring production of Macbeth.

Vincent Ebrahim

Vincent Ebrahim
Born in South Africa, Vincent has appeared in many stage and radio plays but is probably best-known for his role as Ashwin Kumar in The Kumars at Number 42.

David Yip

David Yip
David has been appearing in film and television series for over 25 years. His notable credits include A View to a Kill, Brookside and The Chinese Detective.

Click here for details of the cast of Series 1.

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