Bucket. Mim (Miriam Margolyes)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2017
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

BBC Four comedy series about a mother and daughter who go on a road trip to tick off the mother's bucket list. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Frog Stone and Stephanie Beacham.

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Series 1, Episode 4

Mim lets slip a crushing deception and Fran calls an end to their trip.

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Further details

Mim decides to be completely honest with Fran, but it looks like time might be running out for her to tell Fran the biggest secret of all.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th May 2017
BBC Four
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th May 2017 3:05am BBC4

Cast & crew

Miriam Margolyes Mim
Frog Stone Fran
Stephanie Beacham Pat
Guest cast
Cyril Nri Mr Merdon
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis Milo
Janine Harouni Yoga Teacher
Seeta Indrani Doctor Kim
Writing team
Frog Stone Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Script Editor
Production team
Rebecca Rycroft Director
Katie Mavroleon Producer
Judy Counihan Executive Producer
Frog Stone Associate Producer
Jo Walker Editor
Tina Sherifa Hicks Production Designer
Jane Anderson Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Jeremy Hewson Director of Photography
Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
Jane Watkins Composer
Helen Ostler 1st Assistant Director
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor


Farting in yoga class

Mim tries yoga and experiences some unblocking, physically more than spiritually.

Featuring: Miriam Margolyes (Mim) & Janine Harouni (Yoga Teacher).


Frog Stone's comedy-drama concludes with Mim and Fran estranged. Mim's truth-speaking, when she finally gets around to some proper honesty, doesn't much help matters: "You were too fat for the ballet club." Which is a particular shame because Mim has information her exasperated daughter, who returns to her day-to-day life to find herself out of a job, needs to know. Bucket doesn't always quite work but when it finds its rhythm it's very good indeed.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 4th May 2017

TV review: Bucket, Episode 4

This is a sweet series full of nice performances and genuine chemistry between the two stars.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th May 2017

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