TV A Passionate Woman (BBC-1 2010 with Billie Piper and Sue Johnston) Published 4 years ago on March 9, 2015 UK / BBC One/ 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 11-18 April 2010 Sundays @ 9.00pm Writer: Kay Mellor from her own play / Production Design: Grant Montgomery / Directors: Kay Mellor, Antonia Bird In the drama A Passionate Woman, which is set in the 1980′s and 1950′s, middle aged Betty Stevenson is getting organised for the forthcoming wedding of her son. It’s the 1980′s and as she tries on a dress that she used to wear thirty years before she thinks back to the nineteen fifties when, as a young married woman, she begins an intense affair with the also married Alex Crazenovski (aka Craze). As the pair make plans to run away together Craze’s wife Moira announces she is pregnant. Betty feels betrayed but Craze persuades her to stick to their plan, however when Craze doesn’t turn up at the agreed time Betty is more than shocked to discover that he has been shot dead by Moira. Back in the eighties, Betty begins to unravel as the wedding preperations continue. Kay Mellor had previously produced A Passionate Woman as a play at The Yorkshire Playhouse and based the drama on the facts surrounding her own mother’s life. It has to be said that as strong as the drama is Billie Piper and Sue Johnston who play the fifties and eighties Betty look absolutely nothing like each other. cast BILLIE PIPER as Fifties Betty Stephenson SUE JOHNSTON as Eighties Betty Stephenson THEO JAMES as Alex “Craze” Crazenovski KELLY HARRISON as Fifties Moira BARBARA MARTEN as Eighties Moria JOE ARMSTRONG as Fifties Donald Stephenson ALUN ARMSTRONG as Eighties Donald ANDREW LEE POTTS as Eighties Mark Alun ArmstrongAndrew Lee-PottsAntonia BirdBBCBillie PiperDrama SeriesITVJoe ArmstrongKay MellorKelly HarrisonSue Johnston Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago On the Case With Paula Zahn: A Hero Betrayed (S9EP17 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) A Hero Betrayed: When a heroic firefighter is found savagely murdered in his own home, the trail of evidence that... Episodes9 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes9 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.