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Single Father 

After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.
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Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  Dave 4 episodes, 2010
Millie Innes Millie Innes ...  Evie 4 episodes, 2010
Chris Hegarty Chris Hegarty ...  Paul 4 episodes, 2010
Suranne Jones ...  Sarah 4 episodes, 2010
Robert Dickson Robert Dickson ...  Ewan 4 episodes, 2010
Warren Brown ...  Matt 4 episodes, 2010
Neve McIntosh ...  Anna 4 episodes, 2010
Mark Heap ...  Robin 4 episodes, 2010
Laura Fraser ...  Rita 4 episodes, 2010
Isla Blair ...  Beatty 4 episodes, 2010
Jenni Keenan-Green Jenni Keenan-Green ...  Michelle 4 episodes, 2010
Gabriel Green McGillivray Gabriel Green McGillivray ...  Samuel 4 episodes, 2010
Natasha Watson Natasha Watson ...  Lucy 4 episodes, 2010
Sophie Kennedy Clark ...  Tanya 4 episodes, 2010
Rupert Graves ...  Stuart 4 episodes, 2010
Stephen McCole ...  Jimbo 3 episodes, 2010
Neil McKinven ...  Head Teacher 3 episodes, 2010
Elaine M. Ellis Elaine M. Ellis ...  Val 2 episodes, 2010
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After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

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(4 parts)

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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David Tennant and Laura Fraser play husband and wife and previously have acted together playing love interests in BBC's mini series Casanova. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 October 2010 (2010) See more »

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death and sex
20 May 2011 | by CountZero313See all my reviews

A single father discovers his deceased spouse was keeping secrets. I quickly got hooked by this - David Tenant is sublime, very quickly making you forget he was ever Doctor Who (though I could have done without the Black Hole pun), and embodying the grief and irrationality that comes with bereavement.

The drama is strongest when it focuses on those themes, but dilutes slightly when it veers towards foregrounding plot mechanics. The introduction of Stuart and the revelation of his meetings over the years with Rita certainly adds intrigue, and new challenges for Dave, but the reasons why Rita kept Stuart involved are never answered or explored, reducing this moment to mere contrivance. Other threads are left dangling - why does Lucy talk only about her English teacher? What is at the root of Ewan harming himself (and will anyone notice his actions)? The ending also pushes the boundaries of plausibility. At the climax, when I felt my main concern was supposed to be the happiness of Dave and Sarah, I was instead wondering how all these children would react to the news that there is to be a new sibling a mere three months after the death of their mother. The drama was made for Sunday night primetime so perhaps that audience would be more tolerant of this than someone like me, watching it all in one sitting on DVD. Still, after all that had gone before, the ending felt like a letdown.

On a side note, as a Glaswegian it is refreshing to see some of the more attractive neighbourhoods get an outing.

My own preference would have been to see more shades of darkness explored here. Can all that Dave claims to have had with Rita be true, if he so quickly and irreversibly commits to Sarah? On the whole this is a rewarding drama with high-calibre acting that keeps you hooked and entertained throughout.


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