Border Cafe (BBC-1 2000, Elizabeth Carling, Sean Gallagher)

Comedy drama series Border Cafe saw successful rock star Charlotte retiring from the music business to open a somewhat strange cafe with her boyfriend David. David’s slightly sub-normal brother Kidder was taken on as head chef and Ronnie (who had played Charlotte in a tribute band) was sort of employed there.

The cafe was titled Border Cafe because it was located on the borders of three counties, although their appeared to be some confusion as to what the three counties really were.

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production details
UK / BBC One – BBC Wales – Hartswood / 8×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 July – 27 August 2000 shown Sundays 9.20pm and later 10.00pm

Writer: Tim Firth / Executive Producers: Beryl Vertue, Maggie Russell, Pedr James / Costume: Fiona Chilcott / Music: Colin Winston-Fletcher

cast
ELIZABETH CARLING as Charlotte
SEAN GALLAGHER as David
GEORGIA McKENZIE as Ronnie
ANTHONY STRACHAN as Kidder
MICHAEL ELWYN as Doug Roscoe
TOM GOODMAN-HILL as Max
DEAN LENNOX-KELLY as Max
NIA ROBERTS as Naomi
CATRIN POWELL as Beth

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