This four-part made-for-TV drama focuses up close on a Dublin couple with four children. Charlo is a hustler, a head-first footballer, a thief, abusive. Paula drinks, objects to Charlie's ... See full summary »

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 Charlo Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Paula Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
Neilí Conroy ...
 Nicola Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
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 John Paul Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
Gemma Butterly ...
 Leanne Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
Jake Williams ...
 Jack Spencer (4 episodes, 1994)
Des McAleer ...
 Ray Harris (3 episodes, 1994)
Ann Russell ...
 Carmel (3 episodes, 1994)
Pauline McLynn ...
 Denise (3 episodes, 1994)
Vinnie McCabe ...
 Mr. Connolly (2 episodes, 1994)
Donna Dent ...
 Dymphna (2 episodes, 1994)
David Gorry ...
 Mark / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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This four-part made-for-TV drama focuses up close on a Dublin couple with four children. Charlo is a hustler, a head-first footballer, a thief, abusive. Paula drinks, objects to Charlie's thievery and adultery without the will to chuck him out. John Paul worships his father who's initiating him into the world of beer and football but recoils at Charlo's treatment of mom; asthma and misbehavior at school follow. Daughter Nicola is a young woman, starting work in a garment factory. When Charlo begins to stare at her, she's frightened and Paula's furious. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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After the tv series came out, Roddy Doyle wrote the book 'the woman who walked into doors' from Paula's point of view. A lot of the things that happen in the series are covered in the book See more »

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