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Dustbin Baby

Moving family drama, based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel, following the story of a teenager who sets out to discover her origins and, along the way, discovers where she belongs.

Having been left in a dustbin as a baby, the 14-year-old walks out on her foster mother following a row and determines to discover her past. As her foster mother searches frantically for her, their journeys take them on a course that will change their lives forever.

While young April goes back into the world foster care, remembering and revisiting the people who shaped her life, her foster mother tries to understand where she went wrong and finally goes in search of the dustbin where the baby was found 14 years before.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 Apr 2011 14:00


Role Contributor
Marion BeanJuliet Stevenson
CathySaffron Coomber
HannahPoppy Lee Friar
SandraJenna Boyd
ElliotDavid Haig
Pat WilliamsDi Botcher
Little AprilLucy Hutchinson
Daniel JohnsonIan Kelsey
Janet JohnsonCarol Starks
Mrs StevensonJane McDowell
Mr StevensonSimon Roberts
PolicewomanJoanna Dunn
StrangerBen McKay
Police OfficerPeter Bramhill
FrankieChris Ryman
Hoody BoyElijah Baker
Big MoNicola Duffett
Little PeteTat Whalley
RobbieLouis Payne
AsifWaleed Akhtar
Railway WomanChizzy Akudolu
AuthorJacqueline Wilson
WriterHelen Blakeman