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 5

Spud begins a life away from the docks, and Danny finally enters Miss Blondel's dark room.

Further details

Cradle To Grave. Fred 'Spud' Baker (Peter Kay). Copyright: ITV Studios.

It's a jump in the dark for both Danny and Spud this week.

A literal jump for Danny, who engages in more revealing encounters with Miss Blondel and her dark room.

For Spud it's the uneasy contemplation of life away from the docks, which is where Tony the Totter and a bag of horse manure come into the equation.


This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Cilla Black, 1943 - 2015.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st October 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
Martin Hancock Soapy
Jay Simpson Ernie
Ronnie Fox Terry
Brian Fletcher Tommy
Luke Higgins Trevor
Frankie Fox Phillip
Jack O'Connor Lenny
Simon Sherlock Alfie
Guest cast
Mark Hadfield Bill Hodges
Tim Key Mr. Stutely (Teacher)
Alfie Kingsnorth Langford (Bullied kid)
John Henshaw Mr Glover (Football coach)
Justin Edwards Headmaster
Geoff Bell Woody
Kevin Eldon Vicar
Tara Wells Cilla Black
Debbie Brannan Anita Harris
Frank O'Sullivan Tony the Totter
Jennifer Aries Housewife
Milo Pope Schoolboy
Julie Dray Miss Blondel
Writing team
Danny Baker Writer
Jeff Pope Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Kate Crowther Producer
Jeff Pope Executive Producer
Danny Baker Executive Producer

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