Adrian Mole - The Cappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend, abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Proud and starring Nigel Planer as Adrian Mole.

Director: John Tydeman

Episodes

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05 LAST05 Last20041008 (BBC7)

When Adrian meets Archie, Mole's pensioner prejudice is seriously undermined.

08 LAST08 Last20041009 (BBC7)

Adrian inherits some money, meets a new girl, goes on a creative writing holiday, finishes his novel and.

01Cooking For A Living1999102520001002
20041004 (BBC7)
20041005 (BBC7)
20050711 (BBC7)
20050712 (BBC7)

By Sue Townsend, abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Proud and starring Nigel Planer as Adrian Mole.

Director: John TydemanChef Adrian is plucked from the kitchen to feature in a TV cookery show.

Stardom beckons.

Read by Nigel Planer.

It is 1997 and Adrian is 30 and three quarters, a failed writer, and a single parent working as a chef at the Hoi Polloi in Soho.

Chef Adrian is plucked from the kitchen to feature in a TV cookery show.

By Sue Townsend, adapted in five parts by Elizabeth Proud, with Nigel Planer as Mole.

1: `Cooking for a Living'.

In 1997, Adrian Mole, failed writer and single parent, is working as a chef in Soho when he is invited to take part in a new cookery programme.

Director John Tydeman.

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02Being A Parent2000082220001003
20041005 (BBC7)
20041006 (BBC7)
20050712 (BBC7)
20050713 (BBC7)

Adrian discovers the perils of parenthood as his son ventures out into the big wide world.

Read by Nigel Planer.

Episode 2 of 5.

Adrian wants William to enter the world via warm water, candlelight and Bach - but his wife would prefer to be unconscious throughout the birth.

03Some Problems Of Modern Life1999102720001004
20041006 (BBC7)
20041007 (BBC7)
20050713 (BBC7)
20050714 (BBC7)

Adrian finds the conveniences of contemporary living somewhat inconvenient.

Read by Nigel Planer.

Episode 3 of 5.

Adrian struggles with his electronic organiser, forgets his telephone banking password and has his car towed away.

By Sue Townsend, adapted in five parts by Elizabeth Proud, with Nigel Planer as Mole.

3: `Some Problems of Modern Life'.

Adrian struggles with his fail-safe electronic organiser, forgets his telephone banking password and has his car towed away.

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04My Sister Rosie1999102820001005
20041007 (BBC7)
20041008 (BBC7)
20050714 (BBC7)
20050715 (BBC7)

In this bitter-sweet comedy Adrian helps his sister come to terms with her new condition.

Read by Nigel Planer.

Episode 4 of 5.

Rosie has taken up with a youth whose face is deformed by rings.

By Sue Townsend, adapted in five parts by Elizabeth Proud, with Nigel Planer as Mole.

4: `My Sister Rosie'.

Rosie has taken up with a hideous-looking youth called Aaron Michelwaite.

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05 LASTPensioners1999102920001006
20050715 (BBC7)
20050716 (BBC7)

When Adrian meets Archie, Mole's pensioner prejudice is seriously undermined.

Nigel Planer concludes Sue Townsend's novel.

Episode 5 of 5.

Bert Baxter is Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a Communist who is addicted to beetroot, with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre.

By Sue Townsend, adapted in five parts by Elizabeth Proud, with Nigel Planer as Mole.

5: `Pensioners'.

Featuring Bert Baxter, Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a communist with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre.

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20050715 (BBC7)
20050716 (BBC7)

When Adrian meets Archie, Mole's pensioner prejudice is seriously undermined.

Nigel Planer concludes Sue Townsend's novel.

Bert Baxter is Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a Communist who is addicted to beetroot, with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre.

By Sue Townsend, adapted in five parts by Elizabeth Proud, with Nigel Planer as Mole.

5: `Pensioners'.

Featuring Bert Baxter, Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a communist with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre.