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The Break-Up

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4 Extra Debut. Divorcee Mimi tackles her daughter's only talent - deluded self-esteem. Stars Mark Bonnar and Sarah Alexander. From July 2012.

Marcella Evaristi's sly take on contemporary parenting looks at a divorced North London family through the prism of two go-betweening siblings.

This week, Lucy prepares to dazzle the world with her Rihanna-influenced take on the part of Nancy in the school production of Oliver! - but her mum, armed with a new parenting manual, prepares to do battle with her daughter's impermeable belief in her own genius. Meanwhile, son Tom is appalled by his hated fictional alter ego, cutesy Georgie. Maybe if he garrottes his mother's puppet version of himself, she'll get the hint? Dad is determined to steer him away from the merchandise and takes him to see a wrestling match instead.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Dec 2015 23:00

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Role Contributor
Joe Mark Bonnar
Mimi Sarah Alexander
Tom Finlay Christie
Lucy Phoebe Abbott
Helen Tracy-Ann Oberman
Katy Ophelia Davidson
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Gordon Kennedy
Writer Marcella Evaristi