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Single Father 

After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  Dave 4 episodes, 2010
Millie Innes Millie Innes ...  Evie 4 episodes, 2010
Chris Hegarty Chris Hegarty ...  Paul 4 episodes, 2010
Suranne Jones ...  Sarah 4 episodes, 2010
Robert Dickson Robert Dickson ...  Ewan 4 episodes, 2010
Warren Brown ...  Matt 4 episodes, 2010
Neve McIntosh ...  Anna 4 episodes, 2010
Mark Heap ...  Robin 4 episodes, 2010
Laura Fraser ...  Rita 4 episodes, 2010
Isla Blair ...  Beatty 4 episodes, 2010
Jenni Keenan-Green Jenni Keenan-Green ...  Michelle 4 episodes, 2010
Gabriel Green McGillivray Gabriel Green McGillivray ...  Samuel 4 episodes, 2010
Natasha Watson Natasha Watson ...  Lucy 4 episodes, 2010
Sophie Kennedy Clark ...  Tanya 4 episodes, 2010
Rupert Graves ...  Stuart 4 episodes, 2010
Stephen McCole ...  Jimbo 3 episodes, 2010
Neil McKinven ...  Head Teacher 3 episodes, 2010
Elaine M. Ellis Elaine M. Ellis ...  Val 2 episodes, 2010
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After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

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English

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2010 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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David Tennant and Laura Fraser play husband and wife and previously have acted together playing love interests in BBC's mini series Casanova. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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Devastating
17 January 2011 | by rstalbans-2See all my reviews

This is one part brilliant drama and one part melodrama but being only four episodes, let it take you on its journey.

The writing is very good; not perfect, but very good. But it wouldn't be enough without good acting and I must say, David Tennant excels at portraying grief. Never have I held my husband's hand so tightly! Having experienced loss through sudden accident, the character of Dave certainly echoed my experience - an experience that led to PTSD rather than love but my life wasn't TV. Perhaps it is because we cry 'in the same way' but Tennant's portrayal of stiff upper lip and hidden, catastrophic grief did it for me. My husband was wary of watching the second episode because he was feeling fairly traumatised by the first!

The child actors are great, the character of Robin is portrayed by Mr. Heap in a suitably dithery manner that makes one love him, and the visceral hurt felt by the satellite of supporting characters rings true.

The ending was fairly convenient and a diminution of what had gone before but, well, it was hard to imagine any other outcome after some subtle twists and turns.

All in all - time well spent.


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