In Life of Riley Caroline Quentin plays Maddy, who has just remarried and is about to find out what happens when two families collide. Suddenly, she is the head of a modern-day extended family, with children, stepchildren, step-siblings and half-siblings, and a few ex-partners and in-laws thrown in for good measure.
Maddy is like Roseanne but thinner, like Seinfeld but with dirtier trainers and like Victor Meldrew – but she does believe it. In Life Of Riley, Maddy discovers that parenting has never been so complicated and she is outwitted at every turn by people a quarter of her age.
UK / BBC One – Catherine Bailey Ltd – BBC Scotland / 20×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 January 2009 – 1 June 2011
Creator: Georgia Pritchett
Caroline Quentin as Maddy Riley
Neil Dudgeon as Jim Riley
Lucinda Dryzek as Katy Riley
Patrick Nolan as Ted Jackson
Taylor Fawcett as Danny Riley