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Home Alone

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Drama series. Joe is upset to learn that his mum and her horrible boyfriend Dean are going on holiday to Spain for a week, leaving Joe behind on his own.

Joe and Asha are pursued down the platform at Paddington station by three men. Joe is caught and his backpack is ripped open, sending thousands of bank notes fluttering into the air. As Joe falls to the ground, we hear him start to tell us his story of how these events came to pass.

It's half term and Joe is upset to learn that his mum and her horrible boyfriend Dean are going on holiday to Spain for a week, leaving Joe behind on his own. Dean is very clear about the ground rules: he tells Joe not to leave the flat, that being home alone is a secret. If the authorities find out, they will blame his Mum, and Joe will be taken into care.

Soon, the thought of his new-found freedom excites Joe, yet when his mum doesn't call him on the first night, he starts to become anxious. Relief comes when he meets Asha, who is also feeling abandoned. She's had a fight with her mum and has run away to live with her grandad, Otis, who lives next door to Joe. Joe likes the idea of having a friend but knows that this will make keeping his secret that much harder.

Alone in the flat, Joe has mastered basic cooking skills, so he moves onto a bit of DIY in an attempt to fix the toilet flush. He lifts the lid and discovers a package left there by dodgy Dean. It's full of £20 notes, and it's got to be illegal!

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28 minutes

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Sun 1 Dec 2019 15:20

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Music Played

  • Scouting for Girls

    I Need A Holiday

  • Blur

    Song 2

Credits

Role Contributor
Joe Daniel Frogson
Asha Liani Samuel
Dean Joe Sims
Joe's Mum Kellie Shirley
The Watcher Tom Godwin
Kosmy Orli Shuka
Miss Granger Erin Shanagher
Petty Fletcher Harrison Slater
Mrs Kapoor Sacharissa Claxton
Asha's Mum Andrea Hall
Ticket Clerk Mark Asante
Mr Wallis Joff Manning
Additional Voices Alistair McGowan
Writer Guy Burt
Producer Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Director Beryl Richards
Executive Producer Steven Andrew

Broadcasts

  • Mon 9 Apr 2018 17:00
  • Mon 9 Apr 2018 20:30
  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 17:00
  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 20:30
  • Tue 30 Oct 2018 17:00
  • Tue 6 Nov 2018 16:30
  • Fri 25 Jan 2019 11:40
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 11:15
  • Tue 30 Apr 2019 17:00
  • Tue 30 Apr 2019 20:00
  • Sat 4 May 2019 12:50
  • Fri 21 Jun 2019 10:55
  • Fri 9 Aug 2019 11:55
  • Tue 17 Sep 2019 17:00
  • Tue 17 Sep 2019 20:00
  • Sun 29 Sep 2019 19:40
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019 14:30
  • Sun 1 Dec 2019 15:20

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