Series 1, Episode 2
While Alice has hoodwinked school bosses by dressing as her daughter Molly and sitting the entrance exam in place of her, even she struggles with some of the questions.
So she resorts to copying the answers to the maths exam from Ruby Osafo - an academically gifted girl who comes from a nearby council estate.
This desperate act catapults her into a crisis she never anticipated and she is forced to face the consequences of her actions as well as her children's future.
Molly surprises the family's new friends by winning a scholarship to the school but Ruby, who helped Alice pass the exam, misses out on a place.
With Ruby's family unable to afford the school fees, Alice begins to feel guilty that in an effort to do the best for her daughter, she has inadvertently ruined the chances of a more deserving child.
However Alice has more than her conscience to contend with, since uber-competitive yummy mummy Ffion Russell, whose own child, Bronwyn, is still on the waiting list, is highly suspicious of Molly's scholarship and determined to uncover the truth.
- Thursday 18th June 2009
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Shirley Henderson||Alice Chaplin|
|Darren Boyd||David Chaplin|
|Elizabeth Berrington||Ffion Russell|
|Tony Gardner||Philip Russell|
|Sophie Thompson||Sarah McDonald|
|Justin Edwards||William McDonald|
|Bebe Cave||Molly Chaplin|
|Andrew Byrne||James Chaplin|
|William Chapman||Alfie Chaplin|
|Adeleina Williams||Ruby Osafo|
|Jack Richards||Gwilym Russell|
|Katy Gunn||Bronwyn Russell|
|Jason Watkins||Deputy Head Worrall|
|Ruth Quipp||Kirsty McDonald|
|Zoe Ann Bown||School Secretary|
|Dorothy Atkinson||Mrs Whimhurst|
|Sylvestra Le Touzel||Headmistress Reynolds|
|Mona Hammond||Constance Osafo|
|Diveen Henry||Ruby's Mother|
|Alex Heaton||Kofi Osafo|
|Dan Mersh||Comprehensive Art Teacher|
|Mark Burton||Writer (Adapted By)|
|Sophie Clarke-Jervoise||Executive Producer|
|Geoffrey Perkins||Executive Producer|
|John O'Farrell||Executive Producer|
|Tom Bowyer||Production Designer|