1 x 2 hours
The Bad Mother''''s Handbook tells the story of a year in the lives of Charlotte, Karen, and Nan, three generations of women – daughter, mother and grandmother – none of whom can quite believe how things are turning out. Why is it all so difficult? Why do the most ridiculous mistakes have the most disastrous consequences? When are you too old to throw up in a flowerbed after too much vodka? When are you too young to be a mother? Both hilarious and wise, it is a clear-eyed look at motherhood - and childhood - in its many guises, from the moment the condom breaks to the moment you file for divorce or, more optimistically, from the moment you hear your baby's first cry to the moment you realize that there are as many sorts of mother as there are children, and that love sometimes is the most important thing of all.
A Ruby Television Production for ITV1
Catherine Tate (the Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who Runaway Bride Special, Bleak House)
Based on the book by Kate Long, screenplay by Kate Long and Kate O'Riordan
Robin Sheppard (Cherished, Perfect Strangers)
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