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In the Club 

Drama series about a group of expectant parents who bond at pre-natal classes and the lives of the couples leading up to the births.

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Kay Mellor
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katherine Parkinson ...  Kim 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Hermione Norris ...  Roanna 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Christine Bottomley ...  Vicky 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Jill Halfpenny ...  Diane 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Taj Atwal ...  Jasmin 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Sacha Dhawan ...  Dev 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Will Mellor ...  Rick 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ...  Geraldine 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Luke Thompson Luke Thompson ...  Simon 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Jonathan Kerrigan ...  Neil 11 episodes, 2014-2016
Hannah Midgley Hannah Midgley ...  Rosie 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Lily Mae Lily Mae ...  Ellie 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Lewis Hardaker Lewis Hardaker ...  Sam 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Victoria Carling Victoria Carling ...  Emma 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Daniel Breeze Daniel Breeze ...  Jude 8 episodes, 2014-2016
Keicha Greenidge Keicha Greenidge ...  Yvette 8 episodes, 2014-2016
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Susie 7 episodes, 2014-2016
John Marquez ...  Ray 7 episodes, 2014-2016
Brendan Patricks ...  Dr. Bellingham / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2016
Sandra Huggett ...  Maxine 6 episodes, 2016
Mina Anwar ...  Amita 6 episodes, 2014-2016
Neil Pearson ...  Jonathan 6 episodes, 2014-2016
Gemma Dobson Gemma Dobson ...  Shelly 5 episodes, 2016
Shobna Gulati ...  Fiona 5 episodes, 2014
Andrew Buckley ...  Andrew 5 episodes, 2016
Peter Singh ...  Dr. Inman 5 episodes, 2014-2016
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Drama series about a group of expectant parents who bond at pre-natal classes and the lives of the couples leading up to the births.

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Drama

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TV-14

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I samma båt See more »

Filming Locations:

Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Runtime:

(six episodes)

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Color
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Katherine Parkinson (Kim), Jill Halfpenny (Diane) and Will Tudor (Jack) have worked together on the TV series 'Humans'. They played Laura Hawkins, Jill Drummond and Odi respectively. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode dated 22 August 2014 (2014) See more »

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A minority of one?
5 September 2014 | by hillrosemarySee all my reviews

I must be very easy to please, I suppose. I've thoroughly enjoyed this, and as we approach the final episode, I'll be sorry to see it end. Yes, I agree, a Kay Mellor drama is usually fairly recognisable, since her style doesn't change that much, but then why should it? She has an enviable ability to write good stories and, most important, her writing appears to attract some very good actors. I like the way in which even the nicest (on the surface) of her characters have flaws; it makes them much more realistic. I'm sure I haven't been the only viewer wanting to smack Jasmine at various stages in this! The only character to whom I haven't managed to warm at all is Susie, because she's been so unlikeable from the start. I don't quite hold with the criticism that Kay Mellor can't or won't, write 'good' male characters either. Yes, Dev, Simon et al can be weak and daft; they can also be strong and sympathetic - just like men in real life are.

Last but not least, I think Ms Mellor's done a wonderful job of preventing 'In The Club' becoming overly sentimental, which it could easily have done, by leavening the pathos with humour. Much of the latter has been provided by the character of Roanna. Having admired Hermione Norris's comic timing and skills in 'Cold Feet' I think she's done an equally fine job here. The scene where Simon panicked like a headless chicken because he thought Roanna was in labour when she had foot cramp had me laughing out loud. Likewise her tearing a strip off his artist housemate. Brilliant.

In short, it's the kind of programme TV critics will inevitably be patronising about, but the kind that I look forward to every week. Good acting, good writing and a good laugh. What else do you need?


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