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Cafe, The (Sky-1 2011-2012, Ellie Haddington, Michelle Terry)



Sitcom The Cafe took us to Weston-Super-Mare, where Mary (June Watson), Carol (Ellie Haddington) and Sarah (Michelle Terry) run a small seaside cafe.

All manner of people wander in and out of the cafe, Cyril’s, providing a snapshot of daily life in a typical British seaside resort.

Speaking in an interview with TV Choice co-writer and star Ralf Little described the show as “all the people there are a close-knit group of friends of different ages that are very much a part of each others’ worlds – like people are with their groups of friends. It’s just that it’s in a small cafe in Weston and that’s just how it is. It’s about people, and the way they react to each other and the funny things that they say to each other.”

production details
UK / Sky 1 – Sky Television – Jellylegs / 13×25 minutes / Broadcast 23 November 2011 – 4 September 2013

Writers: Ralf Little, Michelle Terry / Music: Adam Lipinski / Directors: Craig Cash (series 1), Robin Sheppard (series 2)

Ellie Haddington as Carol Porter
Michelle Terry as Sarah Porter
June Watson as Mary Ellis
Ralf Little as Richard Dickens
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Chloe Astill
Kevin Trainor as Keiran Barker
David Troughton as Stan Astill
Seeta Indrani as Brenda Kiely
Brian Murphy as Frank Dobson
Marcia Warren as Alice Dobson
Carolin Stoltz as Ava Lipinski
Daniel Ings as John Streatfield (series 1)
Jack Roth as Big Issue Frank (series 1)
Robert Glenister as Phil Porter (series 2)
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Jason (series 2)