Dressing for Breakfast

Channel 4, 1995-1998, 21 x 30 min episodes

dressing-for-breakfastTwenty-nine year old jewellery maker Louise (Beatie Edney) is on a quest to find the perfect man but her interfering left-wing activist mother Liz (Charlotte Cornwell) often gets in the way.  In her search for a boyfriend Louise makes many bad choices, but can always rely on advice from her best friend Carla (Holly Aird) and Carlas’s husband Dave (Nigel Lindsay). Dressing for Breakfast, based on a novel by the same name also written by series scriptwriter Stephanie Calman, ran for three successful series on Channel 4.

Dressing for Breakfast is available to watch on 4OD

Principal Cast:
Louise: BEATIE EDNEY; Carla: HOLLY AIRD; Liz: CHARLOTTE CORNWELL; Dave: NIGEL LINDSAY; Rose: SOPHIE STANTON; Fabrizio: ROBERT LANGDON LLOYD; Mark: PHILIP GLENISTER; Laurence: ANDREW CLOVER; Graham: RICHARD DURDEN; Sarah: LUCY ROBINSON.

Awards:
Nominee: British Comedy Awards – Best Situation Comedy

Reviews:
‘The freshness of Dressing for Breakfast combines nicely with a vague whiff of threat’ – The Independent

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