- Dressing for Breakfast
Dressing for Breakfast Genre Sitcom Created by Stephanie Calman Starring Beatie Edney
Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) English No. of seasons 3 No. of episodes 21 Production Running time 30 minutes Production company(s) Warner Sisters Productions Broadcast Original channel Channel 4 Original run 24 November 1995 – 27 February 1998
Dressing for Breakfast is a Channel 4 sitcom which ran between 1995 and 1998 about two women, Louise (Beatie Edney) and Carla (Holly Aird). The series was based on a 1988 book with the same title by Stephanie Calman who also wrote the series..
The plot mainly concerns 29-year-old jewellery maker/seller Louise and her quest to find the perfect man. Her interfering left wing activist mother Liz (Charlotte Cornwell) gets in the way. In her search for a boyfriend she makes some wrong choices and gets advice from best friend Carla and her husband Dave (Nigel Lindsay).
The TV series was generally well-received. It gained acclaim for featuring strong female characters and its frank look at female sexuality. It proved popular with audiences and was commissioned for three series broadcast between 1995 and 1998.
The cast included:
- Beatie Edney as Louise
- Holly Aird as Carla
- Charlotte Cornwell as Liz
- Nigel Lindsay as Dave
- Sophie Stanton as Rose
- Robert Langdon Lloyd as Fabrizio
- Philip Glenister as Mark
- Andrew Clover as Laurence
- Richard Durden as Graham
- Lucy Robinson as Sarah
- ^ Rees, Jasper (25 November 1995). "'TELEVISION Dressing for Breakfast (C4)". The Independent. http://google.com/search?q=cache:49wwzhU3M7cJ:www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/television-dressing-for-breakfast-c4-1583499.html+dressing+for+breakfast&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
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