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Honest (ITV 2008, Amanda Redman, Danny Webb)



Meet the Carters, a family of tricksters, thieves and blackmailers on first-name terms with the old bill. They’ve been a mini crime wave for years but things are about to change.

Mum Lindsay (Amanda Redman) decides enough is enough when dad Mack (Danny Webb) is banged up for robbery: it’s time the family went straight. But some of her children have other ideas.

The eldest, twin sons Taylor and Vin (both played by Matthew McNulty), may look identical but the similarities end there. While mum’s favourite Taylor toils away at law school, Vin’s more interested in following in dad’s footsteps. But is Taylor quite as innocent as he looks?

And then there’s Kacie, who dreams of a career on the catwalk, but in the meantime has to get by on jobseeker’s allowance. The youngest, 15-year-old Lianna, is the smartest of the lot. But even she’s no angel, blackmailing her deputy headmistress so she can bunk off school.

The cast also features Sean Pertwee, Burt Kwouk, Laura Haddock, Eleanor Wyld, Amit Shah and Michael Byrne.

Based on the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune.

production details
UK – ITV1 – Granada – South Pacific Pictures | 6×50 minutes | 9 January – 13 February 2008

Creator: James Griffin, Rachel Lang
Music: Kevin Sargent
Script Editor: Catherine Oldfield
Production Design: Julie Harris
Producers: Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez.

Amanda Redman as Lindsay Carter
Danny Webb as Mack
Sean Pertwee as Detective Sergeant Ed Bain
Matthew McNulty as Taylor and Vin Carter
Amit Shah as Reza
Laura Haddock as Kacie Carter
Eleanor Wyld as Lianna Carter
Michael Byrne as Grandpa Carter