L-shaped Room, The [serial]

By Lynne Reid Banks.

This ground-breaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print ever since it was first published in 1960.

In her squalid, L-shaped bedsit, Jane has to overcome both her own prejudices and those of 1950's society against her.

Dramatised in 10 episodes by Juliet Ace.

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20100615 (BBC7)

By Lynne Reid Banks.

This ground-breaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print ever since it was first published in 1960.

In her squalid, L-shaped bedsit, Jane has to overcome both her own prejudices and those of 1950's society against her.

Dramatised in 10 episodes by Juliet Ace.Jane....Lynne Seymour Toby....John Mcandrew John....Trevor Laird Father....Bill Wallis Doris....Nickie Rainsford Mavis....Marie Gordon Price James....Simon Armstrong Dr Maxwell....John Rowe Jane 2....Rachel Atkins Boss....Dave Bond Dr Graham....Richard Mitchley Directed by Alison Hindell

In a squalid bedsit, single and pregnant Jane battles personal and social prejudices.

In a squalid 1950s bedsit, single Jane is pregnant and has to overcome personal and social prejudices.

Stars Lynne Seymour.

02022004022420100615 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)

Jane tries to make the bedsit a little more homely and learns about Toby's writing.

Jane tries to make her bedsit a little more homely - and learns about Toby's writing.

Stars Lynne Seymour and John Mcandrew.

03032004022520100616 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)

Jane receives a letter from her father and visits a jazz club with Toby.

Jane....Lynne Seymour Toby....John Mcandrew John....Trevor Laird Father....Bill Wallis Doris....Nickie Rainsford Mavis....Marie Gordon Price James....Simon Armstrong Dr Maxwell....John Rowe Jane 2....Rachel Atkins Boss....Dave Bond Dr Graham....Richard Mitchley Director: Alison Hindell

Pregnant Jane receives a letter from her father and visits a jazz club with Toby.

Stars Lynne Seymour and John Mcandrew.

04042004022620100617 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)

Jane has spent the night with Toby but hasn't told him about the PREGNANCY.

Jane has spent the night with Toby, but she hasn't told him about her pregnancy.

Stars Lynne Seymour and John Mcandrew.

05052004022720100618 (BBC7)
20100619 (BBC7)

Toby has disappeared and Jane makes an appointment at an abortion clinic.

Mavis offers her an illegal alternative.

Jane books an appointment at an abortion clinic, but Mavis offers an illegal alternative.

Pregnant Jane books an appointment at an abortion clinic, but Mavis offers her an illegal alternative.

Stars Lynne Seymour.

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Jane is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage.

As CHRISTMAS approaches, she returns to the bedsit which she now thinks of as home.

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Jane and Toby are cautiously reconciled and plan to spend CHRISTMAS together.

But Jane has an unexpected visitor.

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Jane returns from her visit to her aunt to find the boarding house deserted.

Jane....Lynne Seymour Toby....John McAndrew Dottie....Rachel Atkins Terry....Robert Bowman Dr Maxwell....John Rowe Doris....Nickie Rainsford James....Simon Armstrong John....Trevor Laird Mavis....Marie Gordon Price Addy....Shirley Dixon Father....Bill Wallis Directed by Alison Hindell

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Toby seems to have gone for good, so when Jane bumps into the baby's father she asks him for help.

Jane....Lynne Seymour Toby....John McAndrew Dottie....Rachel Atkins Terry....Robert Bowman Dr Maxwell....John Rowe Doris....Nickie Rainsford James....Simon Armstrong John....Trevor Laird Mavis....Marie Gordon Price Addy....Shirley Dixon Father....Bill Wallis Directed by Alison Hindell

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The baby is due any day when Jane receives unexpected financial help.

Will Terry track Toby down in time? Jane....Lynne Seymour Toby....John McAndrew Dottie....Rachel Atkins Terry....Robert Bowman Dr Maxwell....John Rowe Doris....Nickie Rainsford James....Simon Armstrong John....Trevor Laird Mavis....Marie Gordon Price Addy....Shirley Dixon Father....Bill Wallis