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

Comedy Drama
2009  (ITV)
2 (1 series)
Shirley Henderson, Darren Boyd, Elizabeth Berrington, Tony Gardner, Sophie Thompson, Justin Edwards, Bebe Cave, Andrew Byrne, William Chapman, Adeleina Williams, Jack Richards
John O'Farrell, Mark Burton
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.