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Being Eileen (BBC1 2013, Sue Johnston, Elizabeth Berrington)

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Being Eileen is a heartwarming comedy starring Sue Johnston which follows the lives of the large, close-knit and dysfunctional Lewis family from Birkenhead, Merseyside.

In episode one, chaos descends on the Lewis family as it appears that Eileen has gone missing and isn’t answering her mobile phone, prompting daughter Paula to have a meltdown and drag the rest of the family into a search to find her.

The series features Sue Johnston as Eileen Lewis, the recently widowed matriarch of the Lewis clan, her son and daughter-in-law Pete (Dean Andrews) and Mandy (Julie Graham), daughter and son-in-law Paula (Elizabeth Berrington) and Ray (William Ash) and both couples’ respective children, Ethan and Melissa, and Jack and Liam.

Being Eileen grew out of a one off feature length drama called Lapland, broadcast 24 December 2011 on BBC One.

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UK | BBC One | 6×30 minutes | Broadcast 4 February – 11 March 2013

cast
Sue Johnston as Eileen Lewis
Elizabeth Berrington as Paula Cooper
Dean Andrews as Pete Lewis
Julie Graham as Mandy Lewis
William Ash as Ray Cooper
Ellis Murphy as Liam Cooper
Adam Scotland as Jack Cooper
Connor Dempsey as Ethan Lewis
Georgia Doyle as Melissa Lewis

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