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.

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Series 1, Episode 5

The sudden closure of Whitley Bay Ice Rink sees the Derby Ice Bowl in line to host the British championships. So why is Barbara in a foul mood?

Further details

Preparations are in full swing for the arrival of Nikki Sumner to inspect the rink to see if it is a suitable venue for the championships. Rocky is showing a contractor around the rink, secretly planning for its demolition. During the tour, he inadvertently turns off the machinery in the plant room. Nikki arrives just as the rink reaches a critical ice/slush ratio.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th 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
Sarah Barrass Becky
Lorraine Ashbourne Eileen
Guest cast
Kieran Brannen Darren
Maria McErlane Nikki Summer
Jo Enright (as Josephine Enright) Christine
Peter Gunn Eric
Kate Fleetwood Mandy
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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