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Family Money (Channel 4 1997, Claire Bloom, June Whitfield)

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Drama serial. Havoc breaks out in a middle-upper class family when elderly widow Frances Pye announces that she is selling her half a million pound home to ensure that her faithful cleaner Ivy is looked after.

Frances’s grown up children are horrified of course and are determined to make her see sense, matters are further complicated when Frances is attacked in the street and her house is set on fire, she is convinced that someone is out to get her but cannot turn to her family for help because they are convinced she is going mad.

production details
UK | Channel 4 | 4×60 minute epsiodes | Broadcast 16 March – 6 April 1997

Writer: Ruth Carter / Novel: Nina Bawden / Producer: Rosemarie Whitman / Director: Renny Rye

cast
Lee Simpson as Max
Claire Bloom as Fran Pye
June Whitfield as Ivy
Nicholas Farrell as Harry
Samantha Bond as Isabel
Margaret Tyzack as Delia
Hans Matheson as Jake
Carol Starks as Poppy
Tilly Edwards as Becky