A modern woman of the 1970s, Brenda's strong-willed and not about to let traditional expectations of women and mothers get in her way.
When it comes to driving, however, it might be best that she takes heed of husband Tony's advice...
Tony Kennedy is a caring husband to Brenda and doting father to the young Emma. With his head screwed firmly on his shoulders, Tony's often the voice of reason between Emma's juvenile enthusiasm and Brenda's latest social scheme.
Often left trying to make sense of her parents' bizarre behaviour, 10-year-old Emma's an intensely bright and bubbly young girl who won't let anything stand in her way.
Tim is one of the Kennedys' neighbours and a close friend of Tony. He lives with his long-term girlfriend, Jenny; he loves her, but has a clear selfish and immature streak, having had a number of affairs in the past.
Jenny lives with long-term partner Tim, and is one of Brenda's closest friends. She's not the brightest resident of the square, but there are few people more kind or decent than she.
Currently pregnant, her moods and behaviour are somewhat affected rocketing hormones!