Thin Ice. Image shows from L to R: Barbara (Marian McLoughlin), Jeanette (Deborah Findlay). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Thin Ice

Thin Ice

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2006
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy revolving around the intense rivalry which exists between an amateur ice-skating trainer and her nemesis. Stars Deborah Findlay, Marian McLoughlin, Caroline Strong, Ian Ashpitel, Janice Connolly and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Jeanette's Junior Penguins skateathon is scuppered by Barbara.

Further details

The rivalry between Jeanette and Barbara intensifies as Roy tries to pacify both the women in his life. After Trisha successfully qualifies for the British Junior Figure Skating finals, Jeanette decides to hold a sponsored skateathon with the Junior Penguins to raise the money to fund her way. However, as ever Barbara throws a skate in the works when mid-way through the stakeathon she announces the Penguins will have to go as the rink is already booked. Once again Roy finds himself acting as peacemaker as Derby Ice Bowl's two trainers clash.

Elsewhere Dennis finds himself in a tricky situation with the ice hockey team when the cardio-suite fails to arrive. Things go from bad to worse for Roy when he tries to find a compromise between Jeanette and Barbara, only to find that Rocky has left the curling lounge in rather a compromising position...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th March 2006
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Deborah Findlay Jeanette
Marian McLoughlin Barbara
Caroline Strong Margaret-Ann
Ian Ashpitel Roy
Janice Connolly Inga
Marc Wootton Dennis
Sophie Portland Trisha
Shannon Waring Natalie
Charles Dale Rocky
Sarah Barrass Becky
Lorraine Ashbourne Eileen
Guest cast
Kieran Brannen Darren
Jo Enright (as Josephine Enright) Christine
Luke Holland Nathan
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sarah Smith Director
John Rushton Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
James Cooper Editor
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Pam Alexander Casting Director
Darren Finch Costume Designer
Len Gowing Director of Photography
Jill Walton (as Jill Sweeney) Make-up Designer
Richard Harris 1st Assistant Director

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