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How's Your Mother?

Episode 3 of 4

Will Humphrey Partridge continue to look after his mother? By Simon Brett. Stars Michael Maloney. From March 2011.

MICHAEL MALONEY stars in Simon Brett's short play for this comedy drama series: 'TURF WARS'.

In a gossipy village Humphrey Partridge is reckoned to be anti-social, indeed stand-offish. But he always has an excuse - namely that he has to look after his ailing elderly mother. It raises eyebrows at work. For example when Humphrey's boss needs him to stand in for a colleague at a conference abroad, Humphrey point blank refuses to go. The boss ends up going himself. No-one has ever met the legendary matriarch. Not even nosy Raj the local postman. But then one morning when Humphrey is at work, Raj notices a fire in Humphrey's house, breaks in to put it out and makes an extraordinary discovery. Soon police are digging in Humphrey's garden. But just what is Humphrey's dark secret?

HOW'S YOUR MOTHER by Simon Brett

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

30 minutes


Role Contributor
Humphrey Partridge Michael Maloney
Raj Adeel Akhtar
Sgt Wallis Adeel Akhtar
Mr Denton Sam Dale
Trevor Sam Dale
Mrs Denton Sally Orrock
Mrs Jones Christine Kavanagh
Director Peter Kavanagh
Writer Simon Brett