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The Perfect Parents (ITV Thriller, Christopher Eccleston, Susannah Harker)

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In one off ITV thriller The Perfect Parents, Stuart (Christopher Eccleston) and Alison (Susannah Harker) are fed up with the poor standard of discipline at their daughter’s school and look around for alternatives. The catholic school seems ideal – the only trouble being they are not of that faith. They devise a plan to pretend to be catholic and bribe a local priest to recommend them – a path that leads ultimately to blackmail and murder.

Cast: Christopher Eccleston (Stuart), Susannah Harker (Alison), Brendan Coyle (Ed), Jack Harries (Ed’s Boy), Michelle Joseph (Jane), Lesley Manville (Sister Antonia), David Warner (Father Thomas), Maddy Garrood (Lucy), Martin Trenaman (Headteacher), Maxine Evans (Teacher), Albert Welling (Crying Teacher), Isha Joseph (Emma), Stephen Da Costa (Kevin), Andrew French (Stephen), Brooks Livermore (Bank Manager), Finn Harries (Ed’s Boy)

Writer and Director: Joe Ahearne / Music: Murray Gold / Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Shefali Malhoutra / Producer: Nicole Cauverien

UK / ITV1 – Central / 1×100 minute episode / Broadcast 28 December 2006