Miracles R Us

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20150128 (BBC7)
20150129 (BBC7)
20170210 (BBC7)
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Caroline (Deborah Findlay) is running Household Solutions on her own from the student rooms she is renting - just leaflets through doors, offering a family back-up service.

After a chance meeting with Sylvia (Anna Massey), Sylvia is sure she could be helpful to the business.

Caroline is sure she couldn't.

Sylvia persists and, against her better judgement, Caroline gets drawn in.

And gradually, gradually, throughout the series, a mutual respect is formed and a strong business, MiraclesRus, is built up.

Sylvia - Anna Massey

Caroline - Deborah Findlay

Tanya - Alison Pettitt

Written by Lesley Bruce.

Comedy by Lesley Bruce about two very different women who run a domestic service together.

Caroline (Deborah Findlay) is running Household Solutions on her own from the student rooms she is renting - just leaflets through doors, offering a family back-up service. After a chance meeting with Sylvia (Anna Massey), Sylvia is sure she could be helpful to the business. Caroline is sure she couldn't.

Sylvia persists and, against her better judgement, Caroline gets drawn in. And gradually, gradually, throughout the series, a mutual respect is formed and a strong business, MiraclesRus, is built up.

Caroline runs a family back-up service, but can she let Sylvia join Household Solutions?

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20150204 (BBC7)
20150205 (BBC7)
20170217 (BBC7)
20170218 (BBC7)

The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client.

He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future.

She is arriving next week, expecting to stay with him.

He doesn't want to be brutal but is desperate to be rid of her.

Can MiraclesRus help?

Caroline says it's not what they're there for.

Sylvia says it is.

She suggests that Caroline should pretend to be his wife.

Caroline refuses, she's had her fill of being a wife.

It is decided instead that Sylvia will pretend to be his resident mother.

Unfortunately, the American warms to Sylvia and her presence in the household is seen to be an asset.

So Caroline is called upon to act the wife after all, to retrieve a dangerous situation and the promised fee.

The plan works, the academic returns to America and Caroline finds she has enjoyed herself - she and the client have an unexpected rapport.

But, to Sylvia's disappointment, Caroline backs away.

The last thing she needs in her life is another duplicitous man.

Caroline....Deborah Findlay

Sylvia....Anna Massey

James Linnet....David Horovitch

Mary Beth Haldeman - Laura Shavin

Pianist....Jeremy Limb

Written by Lesley Bruce.

Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to protect a bachelor from becoming ensnared.

The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client. He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future. She is arriving next week. Can MiraclesRus help?

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Can Sylvia and Caroline help with a case of inadvertently encouraged romantic interest?

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

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20150211 (BBC7)
20150212 (BBC7)
20170224 (BBC7)
20170225 (BBC7)

A woman engages Caroline to stay for three days in her cottage in Sussex and post daily pre-written postcards to her husband at home.

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious about getting involved but they need the money and it will be a well-paid long weekend away.

At the end of three relaxing days, they begin the drive home when Sylvia gets a message on her Blackberry.

Sylvia....Anna Massey

Caroline....Deborah Findlay

Vivi / Mrs Davies....Gabrielle Lloyd

Constable Galloway - Alex Lowe

Written by Lesley Bruce

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake.

Theme: When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Caroline and Sylvia are paid to post cards from a seaside location."

A woman engages Caroline to stay for three days in her cottage in Sussex and post daily pre-written postcards to her husband at home. Caroline and Sylvia are dubious about getting involved but they need the money.

They gain her assurance that nothing illegal is involved and promise not to draw attention to themselves.

It will be a well-paid long weekend away.

Sylvia does manage to draw attention when she is rescued from the sea by a Lifeguard. Although, as she points out, that was hardly her fault since she was not drowning but waving.

At the end of three relaxing days, they begin the drive home and Sylvia gets a message on her Blackberry.

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Caroline and Sylvia are paid to post cards from a distant location.

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client.

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

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20150218 (BBC7)
20150219 (BBC7)

Caroline's car gives up the ghost.

It will cost more to have it mended than the business can afford.

They have been asked to attend an auction at a country house to bid for a Lot for a client and Sylvia will drive them there in her car - a car Caroline knew nothing about.

They turn left all the way.

They find the client's item, but, also find Caroline's grand-mother's silver dressing table set, sold with everything else when her husband's fraud brought their lives crashing down.

Whilst Caroline reflects with a cigarette outside she bumps into Lauren, soon to be ex-wife of the pop star who owns the house and all the contents that are being auctioned.

The women, united by events, strike up a friendship.

Meanwhile, Sylvia meets Lambourn the Gardener and they realise they are kindred spirits.

Caroline....Deborah Findlay

Sylvia....Anna Massey

Lauren....Madeleine Bowyer

Lambourn....Trevor Peacock

Carl Bailey....Nigel Hastings

Auctioneer....Michael Shelford

Written by Lesley Bruce

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake.

Theme: When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Caroline and Sylvia attend an auction at a country house and both meet a kindred spirit."

Caroline's car gives up the ghost. It will cost more to have it mended than the business can afford.

They have been asked to attend an auction at a country house to bid for a Lot for a client and Sylvia will drive them there in her car - a car Caroline knew nothing about. They turn left all the way. They find the client's item, but, also find Caroline's grand-mother's silver dressing table set, sold with everything else when her husband's fraud brought their lives crashing down.

Whilst Caroline reflects with a cigarette outside she bumps into Lauren, soon to be ex-wife of the pop star who owns the house and all the contents that are being auctioned. The women, united by events, strike up a friendship. Meanwhile, Sylvia meets Lambourn the Gardener and they realise they are kindred spirits.

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to bid at an auction but find more than they bargained for

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".