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Series 1, Episode 1 - Secret Whisper

Brenda is determined to be the first person on Jessop Square to throw a dinner party, and intends that Tony will cook a lasagne. Meanwhile, Emma's searching for a secret whisper.

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The Kennedys. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Harry Peacock), Brenda Kennedy (Katherine Parkinson). Copyright: BBC

Brenda is determined to be the first person on Jessop Square to throw a dinner party.

Giddy with possibilities, she invites best friends Tim and Jenny and new neighbours the Palmers for an evening no-one will ever forget. Having never cooked anything other than an egg, Brenda quickly shifts all responsibility for the dinner party and cooking the lasagne on to Tony.

Emma is put out when arch-rival Julie gains control of the play fort - which nobody is allowed in to unless they know her secret whisper. Emma realizes that in order to wrestle control from her nemesis, she needs to create a secret whisper to end all secret whispers.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd October 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Katherine Parkinson Brenda Kennedy
Dan Skinner Tony Kennedy
Lucy Hutchinson Emma Kennedy
Harry Peacock Tim
Emma Pierson Jenny
Shola Adewusi Dee Palmer
Clive Rowe David Palmer
Guest cast
Trixiebelle Harrowell Jane
Eliana Sparrow Julie
Victoria Elliott Pamela
Writing team
Emma Kennedy Writer
Lucy Guy Writer (Additional Material)
Richard Lumsden Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Emma Strain Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer
Richard Webb Executive Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer


The Palmers arrive

The dinner party is about to start - as long as Tim doesn't ruin it first...

Featuring: Katherine Parkinson (Brenda Kennedy), Dan Skinner (Tony Kennedy), Lucy Hutchinson (Emma Kennedy), Harry Peacock (Tim), Emma Pierson (Jenny), Shola Adewusi (Dee Palmer) & Clive Rowe (David Palmer).

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