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 3

The Change. Tony (Paul Whitehouse)
With her tree found and the time capsule missing, Linda starts to question whether it's time to return home.

Further details

The town is busy preparing for the annual Town Meeting - a highlight of the year and even more pressing this year with the Eel Sisters announcing that this year's Eel Festival will be led by an Eel Queen rather than the traditional Eel King - news that is dividing the town as much as the threat of developers building over parts of the forest.

But with her tree found and the time capsule missing, Linda starts to question whether it's time to return home. A hunt for a leaving present for Pig Man finds her stumbling upon some feminist literature in the charity shop, and she is astounded to find that Simone de Beauvoir's words chime with her own experience of the futility of housework.

When she discovers an eviction notice on Pig Man's cave, she hurries to the Town Meeting with the proof that the developers are pushing ahead with plans, unbeknownst to the locals.

Realising that her beloved forest is under threat gives Linda a renewed sense of purpose and a place in the community.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 28th June 2023
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 5th July 2023 2:00am C4


Cast & crew

Bridget Christie Linda
Susan Lynch Agnes
Monica Dolan Carmel
Tanya Moodie Joy
Jim Howick The Verderer
Paul Whitehouse Tony
Omid Djalili Steve
Sonny Charlton Ryan
Guest cast
Amanda Lawrence Janet
Ashley McGuire Bernadette
Colin Bennett Alan
Deirdre Edwards Mary
Judith Paris Judith
Paul Symington Dave
Frances Wilding June
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


Town hall meeting

Ancient woodland is being destroyed...

Featuring: Bridget Christie (Linda), Monica Dolan (Carmel), Jim Howick (The Verderer), Amanda Lawrence (Janet), Susan Lynch (Agnes), Tanya Moodie (Joy), Paul Whitehouse (Tony) & Colin Bennett (Alan).

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