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.

Series 1, Episode 1

Cradle To Grave. Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay). Copyright: ITV Studios.
Sharon and her plimsole-wearing boyfriend are 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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd September 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Kay Fred 'Spud' Baker
Lucy Speed Bet Baker
Laurie Kynaston Danny Baker
Frankie Wilson Michael Baker
Alice Sykes Sharon Baker
Alexa Davies Yvonne
Laura Checkley Lil
Martin Hancock Soapy
Jay Simpson Ernie
Ronnie Fox Terry
Brian Fletcher Tommy
Luke Higgins Trevor
Frankie Fox Phillip
Jack O'Connor Lenny
Guest cast
Theo Barklem-Biggs Colin (Sharon's boyfriend)
Ross McCormack Martin (Danny's friend who dies)
Star Jones Amanda Bold
David Boyle Radio Rentals Man
Eliza Kempson Martin's Auntie
Ashley Cousins Teddy
Danny Baker Narrator
Writing team
Danny Baker Writer
Jeff Pope Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Kate Crowther Producer
Jeff Pope Executive Producer
Danny Baker Executive Producer



Sharon is worried about Colin, her new boyfriend, calling round at the house.

Featuring: Peter Kay (Fred 'Spud' Baker), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Colin), Lucy Speed (Bet Baker), Laurie Kynaston (Danny Baker), Alice Sykes (Sharon Baker).


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