The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Season 2 Episode 6

Church In Hull

Aired Unknown Feb 09, 1987 on ITV
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Church In Hull
It's official. Adrian has had enough! He's cracking up and has decided to run away from home to escape all the confusion, torment and pain. Guarding his secret very well, Adrian packs his belongings and leaves his parents' home, hoping to find a better, happier and much more stable life elsewhere. His journeys take him far from Leicester and, he hopes, far away from his family troubles where nobody seems to care about him or notice the torture his is enduring. But is there hope for his future? Will some kind soul take pity on him? Perhaps the answer to all of his prayers lies at the church in Hull where, finally, there is someone who will listen, care and understand, not to mention give him a decent meal!moreless

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  • In this terrific final episode of the series, Adrian decides he has had enough of all the turmoil in his life and runs away from home.

    It seems there is always a drama of one kind or another taking place in the Mole family and poor Adrian is of the belief that nobody understands all the pain, stress and pressure he must endure because of it. As things continue in the same way, Adrian decides that enough is enough and packs up and runs away, totally convinced that nobody will miss him and that his family will probably be happier without him around as they are so completely wrapped up in themselves and their own problems.

    Once the decision has been made, he leaves several farewell letters and then heads away from Leicester but 'living rough' certainly doesn't agree with him as he is soon cold, wet, sad and lonely. He has no idea what would have happened to him had it not been for the succour he found in a warm and welcoming church in Hull.

    A great way to end the series and feel happy for Adrian when things actually start to work out better for him later on. It's a pity that author, Sue Townsend, was so unhappy with what the show's producers did with her characters because it would have been marvellous to see all of these magnificent books on the screen. I think they would definitely have been the Harry Potter of their day if the rest of the books had reached the screen (although 'The Cappuccino Years' did later on. Fun stuff, no matter how old you are!moreless

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