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Parents. Image shows from L to R: Becky Pope (Jadie-Rose Hobson), Len Miller (Tom Conti), Sam Pope (Christian Lees), Nick Pope (Darren Strange), Alma Miller (Susie Blake), Jenny Pope (Sally Phillips). Copyright: Objective Productions.


Sky One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Sally Phillips, Darren Strange, Tom Conti, Susie Blake, Jadie-Rose Hobson and Christian Lees.


Sky1 sitcom starring Sally Phillips, about a married couple with two teenage kids who are forced to move from London and into her parents' home

Sky One
6   (1 series)
Sally Phillips, Darren Strange, Tom Conti, Susie Blake, Jadie-Rose Hobson and Christian Lees
Lloyd Woolf, Joe Tucker and Simon Blackwell
Simon Delaney
Ben Farrell, Phil Clarke, Lucy Lumsden and Andrew Newman

Flying the nest is a milestone moment, a melange of nerves and delight as you unfurl yourself from the parental wing to do the independent thing, to grow up and never look back... That's the idea anyway. But what if unforeseen circumstances, a flip in fortune, or, more specifically, unbridled rage force you to return and shack up with mum and dad once again? That's the 'what if' sparked by writers Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker in Parents.

Until recently, Jenny Pope was a high-flying executive living in a large house in leafy west London. That came to an abrupt halt when she lost her job. She says this was due to "structural changes" at the firm, but it might have had something to do with an altercation with a colleague that got a little, er, "punchy".

Things went from bad to worse when her house was repossessed, and now she's had to move her husband, self-styled entrepreneur Nick and two teenage children, Sam and Becky, into her parents' - Len and Alma - house in Kettering. Purely on a temporary basis, of course.

However, Jenny's determined to climb back up the ladder and get back to her old life, no matter what it takes.

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