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June Watson ...  Older Mary 3 episodes, 2003
Ronni Ancona ...  Maggie 3 episodes, 2003
Annie Louise Ross Annie Louise Ross ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2003
Dawn Steele ...  Mary / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Ewan Stewart ...  Joe 3 episodes, 2003
Stephen McCole ...  Danny 3 episodes, 2003
Frances Grey ...  Jessie 3 episodes, 2003
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Katherine 3 episodes, 2003
Heather Ann Foster Heather Ann Foster ...  Young Irene 3 episodes, 2003
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ...  Older Irene 3 episodes, 2003
David Westhead ...  Neath 3 episodes, 2003
John Sessions ...  Spencer 3 episodes, 2003
Jaclyn Tse Jaclyn Tse ...  Sam 3 episodes, 2003
Ron Donachie ...  MacKaveny / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Roshan Rohatgi Roshan Rohatgi ...  Shivaji 3 episodes, 2003
Pauline Turner Pauline Turner ...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 2003
Glenna Morrison Glenna Morrison ...  Janet 2 episodes, 2003
Robina Qureshi Robina Qureshi ...  Nita 2 episodes, 2003
Kevin McKidd ...  Duncan 3 episodes, 2003
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ...  Langley 2 episodes, 2003
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The Key is a very human story. It's about three generations of a family struggling to make the best of their lives in very difficult circumstances. The drama recounts the story of the last century through the eyes of one family. It draws upon many of the key moments of British political history during the 20th century, ranging from Bloody Friday in 1919, when thousands of workers gathered in Glasgow to demand a 40-hour week and were set upon by mounted police, to the brutal chaos of the miners' strike demonstraion at Orgreave in 1984. Written by Megan Hennessy

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Three generations of a family struggling to make the best of their lives in very difficult circumstances.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

16 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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(1 episode) | (2 episodes)

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More like this, please!
9 August 2006 | by cosmic_onionSee all my reviews

Having seen other work by Donna Franceschild (A Mug's Game), I was looking forward to watching The Key, partly because it was set in Glasgow. The Key follows the trials and tribulations of a Glasgow family in the last century,the character of Mary, played by Dawn Steele and June Watson respectively, as the lynch-pin that holds the family and the narrative together. I particularly enjoyed the performances of Frances Grey as Jessie, Mary's granddaughter, and of Dawn Steele as Mary. It was interesting to see Ronni Ancona doing something other than comedy although I did think her performance was weaker than the others, particularly as the development of her character was integral to the plot. Overall I thought The Key was a fascinating and absorbing drama. The BBC should produce more like this and I hope it will be released on DVD sometime in the future.


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