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 2

The Change. Image shows left to right: Linda (Bridget Christie), Pig Man (Jerome Flynn)
Linda heads off into the forest to search for a time capsule she hid there when she was 10. But her tranquil journey is soon interrupted by the arrival of Pig Man, a recluse who lives a solitary life in the woods with only the wild boar for company. And as Linda struggles to locate her capsule, it turns out that Pig Man may know more than he's letting on...

Further details

In the hunt for her childhood time capsule, Linda discovers that the forest community is a far cry from the world she's left behind, from the eccentric Eel Sisters, and a man who lives in the woods with the wild boar, to the outspoken Verderer, local disaffected teen Ryan and artist and DJ Joy.

Linda heads off into the forest in search of her time capsule which she hid up an old oak tree 40 years ago - armed only with an OS map and a prayer to St Anthony. But her prayers are answered more quickly than she expected.

The moment is soon broken by the arrival of 'Pig Man' (as he's known to his friends). A reclusive figure who lives a solitary, self-sufficient life in the forest with only the wild boar for company, Pig Man gave up a job in the city after a devastating life event and now lives a frugal life off-grid with frothy coffee being his only extravagance.

But it turns out Linda might not be the only person with secrets as it's revealed that Pig Man might know more about the time capsule than he's letting on...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st June 2023
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th June 2023 3:15am C4


Cast & crew

Bridget Christie Linda
Susan Lynch Agnes
Monica Dolan Carmel
Tanya Moodie Joy
Jim Howick The Verderer
Paul Whitehouse Tony
Jerome Flynn Pig Man
Omid Djalili Steve
Liza Tarbuck Siobhain
Sonny Charlton Ryan
Guest cast
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 Zoƫ 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


The root cause of everything

Linda has left her family and old life behind (at least for now) and found herself in one of the more eclectic cafes in Gloucestershire.

Featuring: Bridget Christie (Linda), Jim Howick (The Verderer) & Tanya Moodie (Joy).

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