A recently widowed Welsh man struggles to build a rocket to launch his wife's ashes into space.

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 George Stevenson (6 episodes, 2005)
Charles Dale ...
 Barney Scott (6 episodes, 2005)
John Rhys Halliwell ...
 Tom Stevenson (6 episodes, 2005)
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 David 'Shiner' Owen (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Lloyd Edwards (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Angela Stevenson (6 episodes, 2005)
Dave Hill ...
 Huw Masters (6 episodes, 2005)
Alison Newman ...
 Diane Scott (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Mary Hughes (6 episodes, 2005)
Marcus Smith ...
 Ed Fernandez (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Pam Tomlyn (6 episodes, 2005)
Peter McNally ...
 Mr. McNulty / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Marie Lewis ...
 Ceri Devoy (4 episodes, 2005)
David Yelland ...
 Eric (4 episodes, 2005)
Maureen Bennett ...
 Barbara Masters (4 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Turner ...
 Gail (2 episodes, 2005)
Laura Lonsdale ...
 Sara Kennedy / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Rebekah Manning ...
 Fiona (2 episodes, 2005)
Blair Dunlop ...
 Caleb McNulty (2 episodes, 2005)
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George enlists the help of friends and co-workers at the chocolate factory he works in to construct and launch a rocket to release his recently dead wife's ashes into space. Plus he deals with his young son's needs as well as his teenage daughter's ambitions to be a rock singer. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The character name George Stevenson is an in-joke: George Stephenson (1781-1848) was a 19th Century British railway engineer who designed a famous and historically important steam locomotive named Rocket. See more »

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Brilliant, Fun Family Drama !
4 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have followed this from the first episode onwards and it is extremely well produced. It is the kind of light drama that all the family can enjoy and all of the actors bring their own little specialness to the programme.

It is funny, whilst also being touching, and sentimental.

As we follow the dreams to get the rocket into space, we witness the lives of family and friends and how everyone pulls together to make things happen. It makes you think how lucky it is to have a family and to be with people around you that care about you.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series !


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