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 6

The Change. Linda (Bridget Christie)
The Eel Festival has finally arrived. And it's had quite the transformation, with the Eel sisters using it as a celebration of what it means to be a woman. The men of the town - especially The Verderer - are somewhat perplexed. Until he's made an honorary 'Eel Child', that is. But it's not long before the harmony is broken...

Further details

It's the day of the annual Eel Festival - reclaimed this year by the Eel Sisters as a celebration of what it means to be a woman, with puberty, the menopause and rebirth at the centre of the festivities.

The Verderer is made an honorary 'Eel Child' to recognise everything he's done to save the forest. He comes down from his makeshift camp in the tree to take part, and Pig Man agrees holds the fort while he's gone.

It's beautiful and Linda has never felt so seen, and so much part of a community before, but the harmony is about to be broken...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th July 2023
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 12th July 2023 2:20am 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
Sonny Charlton Ryan
Guest cast
Layla Cluskey Shelley
Jude Tzabar Jack
Darcey Wiseman Young Linda
Murray McArthur Brian
Angela Phinnimore Sarah
David Sterne Policeman
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
Rheinallt Rees 1st Assistant Director
Sophie Conlon Development Script Editor


Not respecting a minute silence

Eel Festival day has arrived - reclaimed by the Eel Sisters this year, as a celebration of what womanhood means - and the town is buzzing with excitement. But the harmony is soon broken...

Featuring: Bridget Christie (Linda) & Omid Djalili (Steve).

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