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Cradle To Grave. Image shows from L to R: Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay), Danny Baker (Laurie Kynaston), Bet Baker (Lucy Speed). Copyright: ITV Studios.

Cradle To Grave

BBC Two comedy drama about the childhood of Danny Baker. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Peter Kay, Lucy Speed, Laurie Kynaston, Frankie Wilson and others.

Cradle To Grave. Image shows from L to R: Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay), Sharon Baker (Alice Sykes), Danny Baker (Laurie Kynaston), Michael Baker (Frankie Wilson), Bet Baker (Lucy Speed). Copyright: ITV Studios.

Cradle To Grave

Comedy drama based on the memoirs of Danny Baker. Peter Kay stars as Danny's dad Spud, with Lucy Speed as his mum Bet

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Starring
Peter Kay, Lucy Speed, Laurie Kynaston, Frankie Wilson, Alice Sykes, Alexa Davies, Laura Checkley, Martin Hancock and others
Writers
Danny Baker and Jeff Pope
Director
Sandy Johnson
Producer
Kate Crowther

It's 1974 and 15 year-old Danny is our guide through the ups and downs of life with the Baker family. With eldest daughter Sharon's wedding looming and the docks facing closure, times are challenging. So too are Danny's attempts to get closer to the opposite sex.

Cradle To Grave is based on actual events and characters.

Dad Fred is known to all and sundry as Spud, a proud South London docker with a penchant for rackets, fiddles and schemes. His wife Bet loves him deeply but longs for the day when they do quaint things - like put money in the electricity meter.

Then there's Danny's older brother Michael, with his modish and much mocked head attire, and sister Sharon who with her plimsole-wearing boyfriend is about to take Danny to the theatre for a West End experience he will never forget.

Throw in a coveted item of clothing, a rogue tortoise and an early brush with death and it's business as usual at 11 Debnams Rd.

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Soundtrack
The theme tune is Cradle To The Grave by Squeeze.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 3rd September 2015 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 15th October 2015 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 3rd April 2017 at 10:00pm

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