Children In Need: D For Dexter

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0120141110

by Amanda Whittington.

Skye is eleven years old and she lives with her brother Dexter, who's two and a half. And Spider the cat, and their Mum. But they're both usually out.

Skye looks after Dexter and plays with him. He likes it best when she plays her guitar, an electric guitar she found under a heap of clothes in her mum's bedroom. The bailiffs didn't take it even when they came back for the telly.

Skye's never had any lessons: she doesn't need them. But the new neighbours don't agree.

A heart-breakingly brave, funny and beautiful story, exploring the issue of neglect, it's one of the highlights of programming for this week's BBC Children in Need appeal.

The serial was inspired by collaboration with Home-Start UK, a national charity offering support to families struggling to cope, who receive funding for specific projects from BBC Children in Need.

Guitar...Pip Moore

Director...Mary Ward-Lowery.

0120141110

Skye and her baby brother get into trouble with the neighbours.

0420141113

Evan teaches Skye to play a D on the guitar. But then her mum comes home drunk.

by Amanda Whittington.

Evan from next door has taught Skye to play a D on her guitar. But now he's stuck in her room late at night and her mum has come home drunk.

A heart-breakingly brave, funny and beautiful story, one of the highlights of programming for this week's BBC Children in Need appeal.

The serial was inspired by collaboration with Home-Start UK, a national charity offering support to families struggling to cope, who receive funding for specific projects from BBC Children in Need.

See Monday's episode for cast details.