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Season 3 Episode 1

Franny's Story

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2002 on BBC
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Franny is one of those people who cannot admit defeat. Whatever he's up against, he'll keep going, until it breaks him in two. And if he decides that a course of action is right, then he pursues it, no turning aside, no consultation. No matter what the cost. He's a cook in the Mackintosh canteen. Nice enough bloke, good at his job but something of an unknown quantity. Franny doesn't let people in, not even his wife Imogen (Jane Slavin). They are trying to conceive a baby, but he won't talk about it. He just repeats his mantra that everything will work out in the end. Then his troubled sister, Terri (Clare Kerrigan) commits suicide. Distraught, Franny discovers that she has had a child, now in foster care. Franny tracks down the father, an arrogant young copper called Jason Woods (Marc Warren). When he doesn't seem interested, Franny decides to try to adopt the child himself. Imogen is taken aback by the lack of discussion, but she wants a child too - maybe this is the only way. But when they finally see the baby, her need is destroyed by the desperation she sees in Franny. Franny's pursuit of the adoption is ruining his marriage and taking over his life. But he cannot turn aside; even when he learns how much damage he himself has done to those he loves. He is prepared to sacrifice everything - will it be worth it?moreless

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Jane Slavin

Jane Slavin

Imogen Rothwell

Guest Star

Clare Kerrigan

Clare Kerrigan

Terri Rothwell

Guest Star

David Morrissey

David Morrissey

Franny Rothwell

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