Perfect Parents (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  28 December 2006 (UK)
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After a violent incident in Lucy's public school, her atheist parents Stuart and Alison decide to find her a safe 'traditional' school. The only one they can afford is St. Mary of the Veil,... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Madeleine Garrood ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew French ...
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Jack Harries ...
Ed's Boy
Lucy Hassan ...
Bank Teller
Isha Joseph ...
Michelle Joseph ...
Bank manager


After a violent incident in Lucy's public school, her atheist parents Stuart and Alison decide to find her a safe 'traditional' school. The only one they can afford is St. Mary of the Veil, run by nuns whose 'preference' for Catholic families is de facto exclusivity, given the waiting list. So they pose as devout, and get his murky mate Eddie to find them a priest they can 'bribe' for a parish reference, while Lucy is genuinely converted. It works, but when Stuart overhears a dark secret things take a tragic turn. Written by KGF Vissers

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Very good solid ITV drama
28 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this tonight on ITV1 and loved the story, the acting and the production. Chris Eccleston- always a good, solid actor- was particularly good in this playing the father of a young girl who wants to get her into a good school after a tragic incident at her previous school. The parents have to pretend to be Catholic to get the girl into a prestigious school and all seems well but-this being a thriller- you know things can only go very, very wrong. It was a pure cut-above most TV dramas in that it had an original, cracking script with a good quality cast; Eccleston, David Warner, Lesley Manville and Susannah Harker being the leads. I was enthralled by each new plot twist and the great plot pitting the almost Atheist parents against the good (and bad) aspects of the Catholic church. And the deception has you, weirdly, rooting for them as they have done what they've done for love. Only actors you like can bring this to roles this good. David Warner is a good actor and he brought conflicting aspects to his priest character. An initially warm priest he conveys it well until a revelation about him makes you reconsider how you feel about him. Totally. Highly needed repeat showings in future ITV so more people can see this. This was so good it could have been a film. There's so many rubbish ITV1 thrillers and dramas but this was much better.

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