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Childsplay 

When her niece's son is framed for possession of an ecstasy tablet, Hety goes undercover in his school as a cafeteria worker to clear him.

Director:

John Glenister

Writers:

John Bowen (series creator), David Cook (series creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Routledge ... Hetty Wainthropp
Dominic Monaghan ... Geoffrey
Suzanne Maddock Suzanne Maddock ... Janet Fraser
Siobhan Finneran ... Peggy Rainford
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Malcolm Rainford
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts ... Tom Rainford
Tim Preece Tim Preece ... Mr Cavendish
William Ilkley ... Mr Watts
Karl Haynes Karl Haynes ... Morgan Ashby
Sam Davies Sam Davies ... Mr Patten
Richard Burke Richard Burke ... Wayne
Mark Aspin Mark Aspin ... Karl Ashby
David Martin David Martin ... Denny
Derek Rose Derek Rose ... Karl's Gang
Sam Millar Sam Millar ... Karl's Gang
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Storyline

Visiting Robert's niece Peggy and her husband Malcolm, Hetty learns that their son Tom has been expelled from school after an Ecstasy tablet was found on him. Hetty is convinced that he was framed and, with the headmaster's cooperation, goes undercover as a dinner lady, meeting Karl 'Bomber' Ashby, the school bully and his gang who have taken revenge on Tom after he has refused them money. Geoffrey also goes undercover as a pupil but after his identity is revealed Hetty has to rescue him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1998 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC-TV Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first episode in which Robert does not appear. It is explained that he is attending a garden expo with his brother. See more »

Quotes

Hetty Wainthropp: [to Geoffrey] Are you all right, Geoffrey? You look like a wet weekend.
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