The Change. Linda (Bridget Christie)
The Change

The Change

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a menopausal mother of two looking to claim her own identity back. Stars Bridget Christie, Susan Lynch, Monica Dolan, Tanya Moodie, Paul Whitehouse and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

The Change. Linda (Bridget Christie)
Dusting off her old Triumph, Linda heads to the Forest of Dean to find a time capsule she hid in a tree as a child, in an attempt to reconnect with the person that she used to be.

Further details

Linda, a 50-year-old, married mother of two, is convinced she's got early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called. But when her GP tells her it is, in fact, the menopause, she feels invigorated and empowered by this information and decides to claw back some of the time she's spent doing 'invisible work' over the years and do something for herself for a change.

Dusting off her old Triumph, she heads to the Forest of Dean to find a time capsule she hid in a tree as a child, in an attempt to reconnect with the person that she used to be.

The first people she meets are the formidable Eel Sisters, who run the Eel Café and who are adored by the men of the town. They reluctantly agree to let Linda rent their caravan on the agreement that she cleans it up first. Ironically, Linda is already cleaning, but this time she's doing it on her own terms, and for herself.

Linda spends her first night in her new home at the local pub, where she meets Tony. A man of simple pleasures, born and bred in the forest, he's rarely challenged on his outdated, often problematic points of view, but when he is, it tends to not take much to get him on side.
However, on her first day in town, Linda inadvertently sets in motion a white lie which quickly snowballs...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st June 2023
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th June 2023 2:45am C4


Cast & crew

Bridget Christie Linda
Susan Lynch Agnes
Monica Dolan Carmel
Paul Whitehouse Tony
Omid Djalili Steve
Liza Tarbuck Siobhain
Guest cast
Richard Durden Doctor
Layla Cluskey Shelley
Souad Farres Annie
Rich Keeble Trevor
Nicholas A Newman Jerry
David Sterne Forester
Jude Tzabar Jack
Darcey Wiseman Young Linda
Writing team
Bridget Christie Writer
Phil Bowker Script Consultant
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Lisa Mitchell Producer
Bridget Christie Executive Producer
Nerys Evans Executive Producer
Morwenna Gordon Executive Producer
Cheryl Davies-Keatley Line Producer
Christopher Watson Editor
Julian Luxton Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Zoe Howerska (as Zoë Howerska) Costume Designer
Ben Moulden Director of Photography
Kate Roberts Make-up Designer
Alexis Grapsas Composer
Andrew George-Foster Graphics
Huw Jones 1st Assistant Director
Sophie Conlon Development Script Editor


Pushed to the edge by her own family

Linda's family starts to annoy her.

Featuring: Bridget Christie (Linda), Omid Djalili (Steve) & Liza Tarbuck (Siobhain).

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