The Pursuits Of Darleen Fyles

By Esther Wilson.

A week in the life of Darleen Fyles, a young woman with learning disabilities.

Created in part through improvisation and interaction with Donna Lavin, who plays Darleen, and inspired by true stories.

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By Esther Wilson.

A week in the life of Darleen Fyles, a young woman with learning disabilities.

Created in part through improvisation and interaction with Donna Lavin, who plays Darleen, and inspired by true stories.

Darleen is living unhappily in the home of a service carer, and looks to her boyfriend Jamie for help.

02*20090714

Darleen wants to live with her boyfriend Jamie, but faces strong resistance.

She starts a new work placement scheme in a supermarket, and new so-called friends play a trick on her.

03*20090715

Darleen is courageous and quick-thinking in a moment of crisis at work.

Things appear to be looking up, particularly as she has organised a romantic evening for her and Jamie.

But unfortunately it doesn't quite go to plan.

04*20090716

Darleen goes to a nightclub and is put in a terrible and traumatic situation.

05 LAST*20090717

Darleen is forced into some tough decision making and at long last visits her 'Auntie Eileen' in hospital in Scarborough.

0120110328

Darleen is taking driving lessons and proposes to Jamie.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

A series that's both tough and feelgood.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities.

Marriage, driving lessons, the pitfalls of sheltered housing are all on the agenda in series 2.

Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.

Darleen Fyles - Donna Lavin

Jamie - Edmund Davies

Treena - Lorraine Ashbourne

Leonard - Steve Evats

Ben - Wyllie Longmor

Marie - Emma Hartley-Miller

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Darleen Fyles was recently made into a television drama as part of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On series broadcast on BBC One.

0220110329

Wedding preparations are apace, but there are disappointing money issues.

Long The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles episode 2/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies; actors with learning disabilities.

Wedding preparations are developing but lack of finance cause a few disappointments.

Plus Darleen's friend in sheltered housing gets attacked.

Darleen - Donna Lavin

Jamie - Edmund Davies

Treena - Lorraine Ashbourne

Leonard - Steve Evats

Ben - Wyllie Longmore

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Vicar - Declan Wilson

PRODUCED/DIRECTED BY PAULINE HARRIS.

0320110330

Darleen is scared to return to her sheltered accommodation after her friend is attacked.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles episode 3/5

By Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies; actors with learning disabilities.

Darleen is scared to return to her flat in sheltered accommodation after her friend was attacked.

She unexpectedly confides in her driving instructor.

Darleen Fyles - Donna Lavin

Jamie - Edmund Davies

Treena - Lorraine Ashbourne

Ben - Wyllie Longmore

Marie - Emma Hartley Miller

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Stacy - Niamh Clarke

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

A version of Darleen Fyles was made into a television drama for Jimmy McGovern's Moving On Series broadcast recently on BBC One.

0420110331

Jamie faces a dilemma - the bailiffs are coming round and he's been robbed.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 4/5

by Esther Wilson

Darleen's fiance Jamie is in a real dilemma - the bailiffs are coming round and he discovers he's been robbed.

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities.

Darleen Fyles - Donna Lavin

Jamie - Edmund Davies

Treena - Lorraine Ashbourne

Ben - Wyllie Longmore

Marie - Emma Hartley-Miller

Kenny - Declan Wilson

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Marriage, driving lessons, the pit falls of sheltered housing and benefits are all on the agenda in series 2.

Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.

Darleen Fyles was recently made into a television drama as part of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On series broadcast on BBC One.

05 LAST20110401

Can Darleen save her wedding day when Jamie gets cold feet?

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles 5/5

by Esther Wilson

As the wedding approaches, Darleen and Jamie buy their ring with a budget of £45, and then disaster strikes on the wedding day as Jamie gets cold feet.

A rom-com with a difference.

Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.

Return of award winning drama series; an illuminating and striking exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

A series that's both tough and feel good.

Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities.

Darleen Fyles - Donna Lavin

Jamie - Edmund Davies

Treena - Lorraine Ashbourne

Ben - Wyllie Longmore

Marie - Emma Hartley-Miller

Jeweller/Bob - Stephen Chapman

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Marriage, driving lessons, the pit falls of sheltered housing are all on the agenda in series 2.

Darleen Fyles was recently made into a television drama as part of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On series broadcast on BBC One.

OMNI20110402 (BBC7)
20110403 (BBC7)

Premiere.

Return of the drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

Return of the award-winning drama series.

An illuminating exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

0120120625

Darleen and Jamie go on honeymoon to Scarborough, but it doesn't turn out too well.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Episode One

by Esther Wilson

Award winning drama series returns with a further five enchanting episodes in the life of Darleen Fyles, a young woman with learning disabilities. Starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies - actors with learning disabilities. Darleen and Jamie go on honeymoon to Scarborough but it doesn't turn out as well as they'd hoped.

Created in part through improvisation and inspired by true stories.

Darleen Fyles - Donna Lavin

Jamie Cook....Edmund Davies

Treena....Lesley Nicol

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Elsa - Judith Barker

Pat - Janice McKenzie

Further info: Darleen Fyles was made into a Jimmy McGovern drama for the Moving On Series.

0220120626

Darleen and Jamie decide to come home early from their disastrous honeymoon in Scarborough

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

Episode 2

by Esther Wilson

Comic and touching drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

There are some problems in consummating the marriage and cooking dinner.

Darleen Fyles....Donna Lavin

Jamie Cook....Edmund Davies

Treena - Lesley Nicol

Jay - Andrew Schofield

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Stacy.... Olivia Cosgrove

Pat - Janice McKenzie

Director/Producer - Pauline Harris

Further info:- Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies are actors with learning disabilities. The series is created

partly through improvisation.

0320120627

Darleen meets her father for the very first time.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Episode 3

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

Darleen Fyles....Donna Lavin

Jamie Cook....Edmund Davies

Treena - Lesley Nicol

Jay....Andrew Schofield

Bob....Stephen Chapman

Mohammad - Sushil Chudasama

Director/Producer - Pauline Harris

0420120628

Darleen is still struggling to consummate her marriage.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

by Esther Wilson

Episode 4

Comic and touching drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

Darleen is still struggling to consummate her marriage. Her mother, Treena is worried

about Darleen's father turning up out of the blue.

Darleen Fyles....Donna Lavin

Jamie Cook....Edmund Davies

Treena....Lesley Nicol

Jay....Andrew Schofield

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Mohammad....Sushil Chudasama

Director/Producer - Pauline Harris

Further Info:- Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies are actors with learning disabilities. The series is

created in part through improvisation.

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Darleen discovers the truth about her estranged father.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

by Esther Wilson

Episode 5

Comic and touching drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

Darleen Fyles....Donna Lavin

Jamie Cook - Edmund Davies

Treena....Lesley Nicol

Jay....Andrew Schofield

Bob - Stephen Chapman

Mohammad - Sushil Chudasama

Director/Producer - Pauline Harris

Further info: Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies are actors with learning disabilities. The series is created

in part through improvisation.

OMNI2011040220120630 (BBC7)
20120701 (BBC7)

Premiere. Return of the drama series about a young woman with learning disabilities.

Premiere. Return of the award-winning drama series. An illuminating exploration of the challenges and aspirations in the unique life of a young woman with learning disabilities.

0120130211

Darleen wants a baby. Almost everybody is against the idea, including her partner Jamie.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - Ep1/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation, this comic and heartfelt series explores the possibility of the couple having a baby. Just about everybody is against the idea, including Darleen's partner Jamie.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

FURTHER INFO - NB: Using a mixture of fact and fiction, Darleen meets Alex Huntesmith during the series who plays himself; a 17 year old young man studying for his A Levels in Politics, History and Economics, and hoping to go to Oxford, and whose parents both have learning disabilities. The series also features Alex's real mum, Jill, mother of four, and we get an insight into this extraordinary real family.

0220130212

Darleen wants a baby, and Jamie is shocked when he thinks she has stolen one.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - 2/5

by Esther Wilson

Award winning Drama Series about a young couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Darleen wants a baby and Jamie is shocked when he thinks she's stolen one. He's not too pleased when he discovers the truth either.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

FURTHER INFO - NB: Using a mixture of fact and fiction, Darleen meets Alex Huntesmith during the series who plays himself; a 17 year old young man studying for his A Levels in Politics, History and Economics, and hoping to go to Oxford, and whose parents both have learning disabilities. The series also features Alex's real mum, Jill, mother of four, and we get an insight into this extraordinary real family.

0320130213

Darleen is upset by Social Services' apparent negative reaction to their wanting a baby.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - ep3/5

by Esther Wilson

Comic and heartfelt series about a young couple with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen and Jamie are exploring the possibility of having a baby. Darleen is shocked and upset after a visit to Social Services and their apparent negative reaction to their plight. However, she feels more optimistic after meeting Alex Huntesmith. Alex is a 17 year old man studying politics and economics for his A Levels, who hopes to go to Oxford. He's also the son of parents with learning disabilities. Alex plays himself in the drama, and his mother Jill features in tomorrow's episode.

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

0420130214

Alex Huntesmith's mum Jill inspires Darleen to pursue her dream.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - ep 4/5

by Esther Wilson

Award winning Drama series about a young couple with learning disabilities. Darleen wants a baby but is facing a lot of opposition. She has met Alex Huntesmith who plays himself in the drama. Alex is hoping to go to Oxford, and his parents have learning disabilities. He's brought a dvd of his real mum - Jill Huntesmith, who we hear speaking about her experience of having four children and who inspires Darleen to pursue her dream. But Darleen is shattered by the news of her mother's pregnancy.

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

05 LAST20130215

Practising at being parents, Darleen and Jamie take her stepsister Stacey out for the day.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 4 - ep 5/5

by Esther Wilson

Award winning series about a young couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen wants a baby and her and Jamie are taking her step sister, Stacey, out for the day, practising at being parents. But things don't quite to plan and a near disaster strikes.

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

0120131007

Darleen pursues a life-long dream, to star in a musical, but something is upsetting Jamie.

0120131007

Darleen pursues a life-long dream, to star in a musical, but something is upsetting Jamie.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep1/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation, this comic and heartfelt series sees Darleen pursue a life long dream - to star in a musical. But something's upsetting Jamie and its not Darleen's singing.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

0120131007

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep1/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation, this comic and heartfelt series sees Darleen pursue a life long dream - to star in a musical. But something's upsetting Jamie and its not Darleen's singing.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

0120140721

Darleen wants to move to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 6 - Ep1/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation, this comic and heartfelt series sees Darleen pursue her desire to help people less able than herself; she wants to move to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities. Husband, Jamie, however, has no intention wants no such thing.

Darleen Fyles ........ Donna Lavin

Jamie ......... Edmund Davies

Treena ....... Siobhan Finneran

Bob ...... Cark Cockram

Stacey ...... Ashley Ogden

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

0220131008

Darleen's preparing to audition for a musical but Jamie is worried that he's seriously ill

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep2/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen is preparing to audition for a musical but Jamie is worried that he's seriously ill; he's found a lump in his chest.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

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Darleen moves to a village catering for learning disabled adults.

0220140722

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, Ep.2/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen has moved to the countryside to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities. Husband Jamie refused to go and to make matters worse, his mother-in-law, Treena, has moved in with him.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

0320131009

Darleen decides to take part in a fun run, and they get the results of Jamie's biopsy.

0320131009

Darleen decides to take part in a fun run, and they get the results of Jamie's biopsy.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep3/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen is pursuing a dream to star in a musical. She also decides to take part in a fun run - but hates running. And Jamie gets the results of his biopsy.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris

0320131009

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep3/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen is pursuing a dream to star in a musical. She also decides to take part in a fun run - but hates running. And Jamie gets the results of his biopsy.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

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Darleen is stressing about country sounds, and Jamie is stressing about his mother-in-law.

0320140723

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, Ep.3/5

by Esther Wilson

New series of award winning 15' drama about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen's left Jamie and moved to the countryside to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities. She's stressing about the country sounds and Jamie's stressing about his mother-in-law who's moved into his flat.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

0420131010

Darleen auditions for the musical, and after his diagnosis, Jamie wants to visit his dad.

0420131010

Darleen auditions for the musical, and after his diagnosis, Jamie wants to visit his dad.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep4/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen auditions for the musical, and is in training for her fun run. And after his diagnosis of breast cancer, Jamie wants to visit his dad.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

0420131010

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep4/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen auditions for the musical, and is in training for her fun run. And after his diagnosis of breast cancer, Jamie wants to visit his dad.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

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0420140724

Jamie decides to surprise Darleen and go to the commune to declare his love for her.

0420140724

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, Ep.4/5

by Esther Wilson

New series of award winning 15' drama about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen's left Jamie and moved to the countryside to a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities. Jamie decides to surprise Darleen and go to the commune to declare his love for her. But it all goes terribly wrong.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

05 LAST20131011

It's the day of Jamie's operation and Darleen's fun run.

05 LAST20131011

It's the day of Jamie's operation and Darleen's fun run.

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep5/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. It's the day of Jamie's operation, and Darleen's fun run.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

05 LAST20131011

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Series 5 - Ep5/5

by Esther Wilson

Return of award winning 15' drama series about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. It's the day of Jamie's operation, and Darleen's fun run.

Producer/Director - Pauline Harris.

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Darleen is in a dilemma when her young step-sister Stacey turns up.

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The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, Ep.5/5

by Esther Wilson

New series of award winning 15' drama about a young married couple with learning disabilities, starring Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, actors with learning disabilities. Comic and heartfelt, the series is based on true stories and created in part through improvisation. Darleen's living in a village created solely for adults with learning disabilities. She's in a dilemma when her young step sister, Stacey, turns up.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.