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You Take the High Road

Clare and Libby find themselves stranded a long way from an important speaking engagement. Starring Sally Phillips. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

It's the social work event of the year and Clare Barker is giving the keynote speech; it's the biggest moment of her career. Provided she can actually get there for it. Back at home Brian and Nali have been taken in by Ray after a barbecue got out of hand. His housekeeping leaves a bit to be desired as far as Nali's concerned.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.

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28 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Mar 2019 05:30

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Role Contributor
Clare Sally Phillips
Brian Alex Lowe
Ray Richard Lumsden
Nali Nina Conti
Libby Sarah Kendall
Joan Sarah Thom
Simon Andrew Wincott
Brendan Andrew Wincott
Mrs Singh Nina Wadia
Cilla Gbemisola Ikumelo
Colin Sean Baker
Gary Sean Baker
Burglar Sean Baker
Writer Harry Venning
Writer David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith


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