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Cradle to Grave 

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2015– )
A TV show showing the ups and downs of the well known Danny baker and his friends during childhood




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Series cast summary:
Peter Kay ...  Fred Baker 8 episodes, 2015
Laurie Kynaston ...  Danny Baker 8 episodes, 2015
Lucy Speed ...  Bet Baker 8 episodes, 2015
Alice Sykes ...  Sharon Baker 8 episodes, 2015
Frankie Wilson ...  Michael Baker 8 episodes, 2015
Brian Fletcher Brian Fletcher ...  Tommy 7 episodes, 2015
Frankie Fox ...  Philip 7 episodes, 2015
Jack O'Connor Jack O'Connor ...  Lenny 7 episodes, 2015
Alexa Davies ...  Yvonne 6 episodes, 2015
Ronnie Fox ...  Terry 6 episodes, 2015
Martin Hancock ...  Soapy 6 episodes, 2015
Jay Simpson ...  Ernie 6 episodes, 2015
Luke Higgins Luke Higgins ...  Trevor 5 episodes, 2015
Laura Checkley ...  Lil 4 episodes, 2015
Simon Sherlock Simon Sherlock ...  Alfie 4 episodes, 2015
Patricia Winker Patricia Winker ...  Theatre Goer / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Tom Brooke ...  Keith 3 episodes, 2015
Julie Dray ...  Miss Blondel 3 episodes, 2015
Mark Hadfield ...  Bill Hodges / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Taylor Maza Taylor Maza ...  Roger 3 episodes, 2015
Margaret Wheldon Margaret Wheldon ...  Bermondsey Barmaid / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Jordan Coulson Jordan Coulson ...  Steve 2 episodes, 2015
Joann Condon Joann Condon ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2015
Justin Edwards ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2015
Philip Gascoyne ...  Waiter and Theatre Patron 2 episodes, 2015
Diveen Henry ...  Rose 2 episodes, 2015
John Henshaw John Henshaw ...  Mr. Glover 2 episodes, 2015
Tim Key ...  Stutely 2 episodes, 2015
Alfie Kingsnorth ...  Langford 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Melvin ...  Peter Tulloch 2 episodes, 2015
Lee Ross ...  Wally 2 episodes, 2015
Ernest Vernon Ernest Vernon ...  Civic Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2015


A TV show showing the ups and downs of the well known Danny baker and his friends during childhood

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A lot of this series was filmed in Manchester including Ashton-Under-Lyne See more »


During the titles as the camera cranes down to the benches outside the Baker's house, we see a modern CCTV camera on a lamp post. This camera would not have existed in 1970s. See more »

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Danny Baker's memoirs look and sound beautiful
29 September 2015 | by tiger-nationSee all my reviews

I'd been looking forward to "Cradle to Grave" since I heard it was in production. I haven't ready Danny Baker's book "Going to Sea in a Sieve" but I had heard several media interviews where Baker told some of his tales and they sounded fantastic (two of the best feature in episode 1).

The show didn't disappoint. It's fantastic looking recreating seventies London. The theme song and the score are outstanding too. Each episode has been funny, well paced, established characters quickly and told great tales.

The casting is also a triumph. Lucy Speed is tremendous as Danny's Mum, Laurie Kynaston makes an excellent Danny and Peter Kay is outstanding as Danny's Dad "Spud". I'm not a big fan of Kay himself but he is a really good character actor as proved many times and once you've got used to his cockney accent - he's brilliant in this. Without spoiling, some scenes are poignant and Kay particularly shines there.

I'm not sure this has longevity as a series but as six, maybe twelve episodes, it will really make a mark as a comedy of very high standard.

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3 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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