Berkeley Square: Season 1, Episode 6

When the Bough Breaks (14 Jun. 1998)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clare Wilkie ...
Amy Hodge ...
Sean Murray ...
Arnold St. John
Roland MacLeod ...
Davyd Harries ...
Rosalind Knight ...
Great-Aunt Effie
Sophie Walker ...
Isabel Hutchinson
Nicholas Irons ...
Kate Williams ...


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Outrageous, heartbreaking and full of deceit
9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is full of outrageous behavior by characters in any series I have seen from the BBC. I gave it a low rating because it made me so angry.

I am finally learning who is who. Now I know why they jump from scene to scene and character to character. They raised the level of evil and deceit in the episodes.

Hannah the nanny takes care of two boys. Charlie St John a baby and Bertie. Charlie dies in his sleep and Nanny Simmons who is boss over Hannah who is very mean is supposed to tell the parents but runs away. Now the St John's who hardly see their kids don't know he is dead an Hannah brings Charlie to the the lady who has been taking care of her baby William that not to many people know about. Hannah takes her baby and leaves the dead baby with the woman who later buries him.

The people in this series seem to battle moral an legal problems but the evil and illegal problems seem to win and get covered up because of unwarranted sympathy.Hannah now is going to use her baby as "Charlie" back in the St John house and Bertie the brother of Charlie wants to have a live sibling so he won't say anything.

Characters 1.Valentine St John cheats on her husband, pretends to be sick so she can go with her boyfriend a major. 2.Ned a servant wanted for murder who works with his mother a cook in the same house under a different name 3.Lord Hugh Lamson-Scribener sexually harasses Nanny Lydia while she works for his father and wife Connie Lamson-Scribener.

So this episode is full of liars who help children to lie, it has people who take care of their baby but a dead baby does not get a proper burial.

The only one that has any hope or morals is Nanny Matty who now knows Ned is wanted for murder and Charlie St John is dead and his parents don't know. She is so angry, fearful and bewildered she does not know what to do and then the episode ends.

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