May Contain Nuts. Image shows from L to R: Gwilym Russell (Jack Richards), Ffion Russell (Elizabeth Berrington), Alfie Chaplin (William Chapman), Alice Chaplin (Shirley Henderson). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

May Contain Nuts

A two-part comedy drama about parents who will do almost anything to ensure their children get into the best school

Genre:
Comedy Drama
Broadcast:
2009  (ITV)
Episodes:
2 (1 series)
Starring:
Shirley Henderson, Darren Boyd, Elizabeth Berrington, Tony Gardner, Sophie Thompson, Justin Edwards, Bebe Cave, Andrew Byrne, William Chapman, Adeleina Williams, Jack Richards
Writers:
John O'Farrell, Mark Burton
Production:
Tiger Aspect Productions

When the going gets tough, the mums get tougher! May Contain Nuts is a two-part comedy drama which follows the bullying, back-stabbing, competing and cheating undertaken by pushy parents who are trying to get their kids into the best schools.

Alice and David Chaplin have moved with their three young children to a safe, leafy, gated community in South West London. There they meet other parents Ffion, Philip and Sarah. They're soon catapulted into a world where parental anxiety about education has reached fever pitch and where people will stop at nothing to ensure their children get a place at 'the best' school.

Our Review: The general consensus was that this comedy drama started well, but the quality significantly dipped in the second episode.