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01A Clean Slate2010082320111017 (BBC7)

After a year Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 1.

A Clean Slate.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh.

Rosie discovers that she quite likes her ex's new girlfriend and that Tom has a new love interest.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

01A Clean Slate2010082320111017 (BBC7)

After a year Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 1.

A Clean Slate.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh.

Rosie discovers that she quite likes her ex's new girlfriend and that Tom has a new love interest.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

02Dating For Beginners2010082420111018 (BBC7)

After a year, Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 2.

Dating For Beginners.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh.

Tom's revelation that he is "seeing" Siobhan spurs Rosie into the dating game.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

02Dating For Beginners2010082420111018 (BBC7)

After a year, Rosie and Tom haven't met in the flesh but still talk via the website.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 2.

Dating For Beginners.

After a year cyberpals Rosie and Tom still haven't met in the flesh.

Tom's revelation that he is "seeing" Siobhan spurs Rosie into the dating game.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

03Doormats2010082520111019 (BBC7)

Rosie has been sleeping with her ex-husband and Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 3.

Doormats

Not only has Rosie been sleeping with her ex-husband but she has become good friends with his girlfriend.

Meanwhile Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

03Doormats2010082520111019 (BBC7)

Rosie has been sleeping with her ex-husband and Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 3.

Doormats

Not only has Rosie been sleeping with her ex-husband but she has become good friends with his girlfriend.

Meanwhile Tom's ex treats him like a doormat.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

04Emotional Quicksand2010082620111020 (BBC7)

by Sue Teddern.

Episode 4.

Emotional Quicksand.

Rosie's love-life is in a tangle and Tom is getting cold feet about Siobhan.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

04Emotional Quicksand2010082620111020 (BBC7)

by Sue Teddern.

Episode 4.

Emotional Quicksand.

Rosie's love-life is in a tangle and Tom is getting cold feet about Siobhan.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Barb - Alison Pettitt

Bazz - Sam Dale

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

MAXINE PEAKE's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

05 LASTHappy Now?2010082720111021 (BBC7)

Rosie and Tom finally meet.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 5.

Happy Now?

Rosie and Tom meet.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

SPP voice - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

05 LASTHappy Now?2010082720111021 (BBC7)

Rosie and Tom finally meet.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern.

Episode 5.

Happy Now?

Rosie and Tom meet.

Rosie - Maxine Peake

Tom - Kris Marshall

SPP voice - Karina Jones

Calum - Thomas Rolinson

Gill - Christine Kavanagh

Scott - David Seddon

Director: David Hunter

Rosie (Maxine Peake) is a Bolton care-worker whose ex-husband Phil traded her in for a younger model four years ago leaving her to bring up Calum, now 12, alone.

Tom (Kris Marshall) is a housing officer in Exeter whose wife and confidence walked out on him eighteen months ago.

He only sees his daughter Lily at weekends.

In the first series despite a succession of twists and turns, mistimings and misunderstandings between the rather nervous, disorganised Tom and the mouthy, controlling Rosie, an underlying friendship and dependence seemed to emerge - but an actual meeting in the flesh failed to take place.

Now, a year later, Rosie is coming to terms with the fact that Phil has had a baby with his new partner Debbie - a woman that she finds, to her surprise, that she has much in common with, perhaps too much? Tom has meanwhile being going steady with Siobhan, a work colleague and while he enjoys the regular sex, fresh veg and clean towels he can't help thinking things are going a little too fast.

Communications between the two are still long-distance, by email, telephone or through the website.

Other SPP.COM participants chip in with their own perspectives and concerns - Baz is still the Neanderthal male, Tash the Lash in Wales is trying hard to rein in her party girl style, Gillybean has stashed her OU books in the attic and Gok Wanned her wardrobe and Scott is still coping with three teenage daughters and an obsession with poultry.

And blunt newcomer Brummie Barb introduces a same-sex relationship into the mix.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM will continue to strike a chord with single parents throughout the land and listeners will be able to readily identify with the situations that concern Rosie and Tom and their website friends.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is Sue Teddern's home territory.

Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Maxine Peake's recent radio includes BETSY COLEMAN, A SMALL PIECE OF SILENCE and THAT REPULSIVE WOMAN.

Television work includes DINNER LADIES, SHAMELESS, THE STREET and CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

by Sue Teddern.

OMNI20111023

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship.

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship, and they still haven't told their online pals.

Sue Teddern's comedy stars Kris Marshall.

OMNI20111023

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship.

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship, and they still haven't told their online pals.

Sue Teddern's comedy stars Kris Marshall.

01Bed20111024

Four months into their relationship, Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 1.

Bed.

Four months into their long distance relationship single parents Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together and they still haven't told their online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

01Bed20111024

Four months into their relationship, Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 1.

Bed.

Four months into their long distance relationship single parents Rosie and Tom have only spent five weekends together and they still haven't told their online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

02Wedding20111025

Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 2.

Wedding.

After a disastrous and decidedly unromantic weekend away Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Waiter - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

02Wedding20111025

Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 2.

Wedding.

After a disastrous and decidedly unromantic weekend away Rosie is worried that Tom doesn't want her at his ex-wife's wedding.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Barb - Adjoa Andoh

Waiter - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter.

03Choices20111026

Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 3.

CHOICES.

Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make and they confide in different online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter

03Choices20111026

Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 3.

CHOICES.

Long-distance single parent couple Rosie and Tom both have difficult decisions to make and they confide in different online pals.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Tony - James Lailey

Director: David Hunter

04Plain Tie No Hair Gel20111027

Rosie is keeping the baby but Tom doesn't know about it yet.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 4.

Plain tie no hair gel.

And Tom is being interviewed for a job in Manchester but he hasn't told Rosie.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Director: David Hunter.

04Plain Tie No Hair Gel20111027

Rosie is keeping the baby but Tom doesn't know about it yet.

by Sue Teddern

Episode 4.

Plain tie no hair gel.

And Tom is being interviewed for a job in Manchester but he hasn't told Rosie.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Tash - Karina Jones

Gill - Jane Whittenshaw

Callum - Keaton Lansley

Director: David Hunter.

05 LASTRosewood And Ebony20111028

Rosie and Tom are not a couple any more but can a piano be ever without its stool?

by Sue Teddern

Episode 5.

Rosewood and Ebony.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Chatroom voice - Karina Jones

Director: David Hunter.

05 LASTRosewood And Ebony20111028

Rosie and Tom are not a couple any more but can a piano be ever without its stool?

by Sue Teddern

Episode 5.

Rosewood and Ebony.

Rosie - Liz White

Tom - Kris Marshall

Chatroom voice - Karina Jones

Director: David Hunter.

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Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship.

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship, and they still haven't told their online pals.

Sue Teddern's comedy stars Kris Marshall.

OMNI2011102920111030

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship.

Single parents Rosie and Tom are four months into their long distance-relationship, and they still haven't told their online pals.

Sue Teddern's comedy stars Kris Marshall.

01If It Ain't Broke20130318

After much turbulence, Rosie and Tom are now living together in Bolton.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

After much turbulence Rosie and Tom are now living together in Bolton. Rosie is happy in her job but Tom finds being a house-husband a challenge.

Episode 1. If it ain't Broke.

Director: David Hunter

Despite moving in together, Tom and Rosie's relationship is still lacking in synchronicity. The pressures of Tom's relocation, the complications of stepparenthood and the task of being full-time housefather in a less than spacious Bolton terraced house slowly begin to have their effect. At the same time, for Rosie the world is opening up professionally and she even becomes capable of embracing marriage.

One year on, Tom and Rosie live together in Bolton with Rosie's 15-year-old son, Calum, and baby Finn. Care home manager Rosie is climbing the greasy pole at work, while Tom initially enjoys his new role as a stay-at-home-Dad.

They aren't the only solo parents who are now a couple: Tash has tied the knot with 'lush' Jamie and Gill's almost moved in with Tony Macaroni. So it makes sense that they're all now regulars on the soloparentpals.com website. They can keep in touch and seek advice on how to deal with the problems, awkwardnesses and sheer logistical and emotional complications of 21st Century family life.

Naïve as ever, at first Tom thinks marriage will glue everything together. Pessimistic as ever, Rosie reckons that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Once again we have the "will-they-won't-they?" scenario but this time the tables are turned and the advice from their soloparentpals.com confidantes is not always helpful or without its own agenda. How will they resolve this situation? And along the way more complications arise.

Once again the framework is the soloparentpals.com website but as in the third series of SOLOPARENTPALS.COM the scenes are a rich mixture of face-to-face scenes, phonecalls, texts, forum pages and chatrooms.

Liz White stars as Rosie and Julian Rhind-tutt as Tom.

Once again this is a vehicle for Sue Teddern's character-based comedy and careful plotting - dealing with family issues that will be only too familiar to an increasing proportion of WH listeners. SOLOPARENTPALS.COM is absolutely Sue Teddern's home territory. Her natural comic touch and her ear for domestic and emotional detail combines with a convincing touch of the absurd to create an involving and moving take on the love story - albeit one that continues to be fraught with a multiplicity of misunderstandings and misinterpretations along the way.

Sue Teddern has written 13 original plays, 4 series and contributed to two soap operas (Westway and The Archers) for BBC Radio including SAD GIRL, MAKING HAY, GALWAY TO GRACELAND and most recently INMATES starring Pauline Quirke. TV credits include 13 episodes of BIRDS OF A FEATHER, team writer on MY FAMILY and the children's series MY PARENTS ARE ALIENS. Sue's TV drama series HOMEFRONT was recently broadcast on ITV.

02London Calling20130319

Rosie's unexpected redundancy means Tom has to look far afield to bring home the bacon.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 2. London Calling

Rosie's unexpected redundancy is a blow and means that Tom is forced to look far afield to bring home the bacon.

Director: David Hunter

03Pianoversary20130320

By Sue Teddern. Rosie and Tom's relationship is under strain now that he works in London.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. Pianoversary

Rosie and Tom's relationship is under new strain now that he is working 4 days a week in London in order to pay the mortgage in Bolton

Director: David Hunter

04Sex And The City20130321

Tom is working four days a week in London to pay the mortgage in Bolton.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. Sex and the City

Not only is Tom working 4 days a week in London to pay the mortgage in Bolton but now his mother has broken her arm in Hove

Rosie... Liz White

Tom... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director: David Hunter.

05 LASTBe It Ever So Humble20130322

Tom's plans to propose are scuppered when Rosie discovers he has accepted a job in London.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. Be It Ever So Humble

Tom's plans to propose were scuppered when Rosie discovered he had accepted a permanent job on London. It looks like they are living apart again

Director: David Hunter.

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Against all odds, Rosie and Tom are together. What could possibly come between them?

Made for 4 Extra. Against all odds, Rosie and Tom are together. What could possibly come between them? Starring Liz White and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

01I Do Like To B And B20140331

With their wedding imminent, things should be looking up for single parents Rosie and Tom.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. I Do Like To B and B

With their wedding imminent and a nascent B and B business things should be looking up for singleparents Rosie and Tom.

Director: David Hunter.

01I Do Like to B and B20140331

With their wedding imminent, things should be looking up for single parents Rosie and Tom.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 1. I Do Like To B and B

With their wedding imminent and a nascent B and B business things should be looking up for singleparents Rosie and Tom.

Director: David Hunter.

02Flood Damage20140401

With days to go to the wedding, Tom is helping his ex-wife Ginny with the flood damage.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 2. Flood Damage

Should Rosie be concerned? With days to go to the wedding Tom has decided to stay in the house of his ex-wife Ginny and help her with the flood damage.

Director: David Hunter.

02Flood Damage20140401

With days to go to the wedding, Tom is helping his ex-wife Ginny with the flood damage.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 2. Flood Damage

Should Rosie be concerned? With days to go to the wedding Tom has decided to stay in the house of his ex-wife Ginny and help her with the flood damage.

Director: David Hunter.

03It's A Family Affair20140402

Rosie and Tom are running a B&B business in his mother's house, but have not yet told her.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 3. It's a Family Affair

Rosie and Tom have started running a B & B business in his mother's house. However, they haven't told her and her arrival for their wedding is imminent.

Director: David Hunter.

03It's A Family Affair20140402

Rosie and Tom are running a B&B business in his mother's house, but have not yet told her.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 3. It's a Family Affair

Rosie and Tom have started running a B and B business in his mother's house. However, they haven't told her and her arrival for their wedding is imminent.

Director: David Hunter.

03It's a Family Affair20140402

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 3. It's a Family Affair

Rosie and Tom have started running a B & B business in his mother's house. However, they haven't told her and her arrival for their wedding is imminent.

Director: David Hunter.

Rosie and Tom are running a B&B business in his mother's house, but have not yet told her.

04Rosie Loves Tim20140403

With two days to go to their wedding, Tom's ex-wife Ginny has turned up on the doorstep.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 4. Rosie Loves Tim

With only two days to go to their wedding Tom's ex-wife Ginny has turned up on the doorstep.

Director: David Hunter.

04Rosie Loves Tim20140403

With two days to go to their wedding, Tom's ex-wife Ginny has turned up on the doorstep.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 4. Rosie Loves Tim

With only two days to go to their wedding Tom's ex-wife Ginny has turned up on the doorstep.

Director: David Hunter.

05 LASTSomething Old20140404

With one day to go to their wedding, Rosie really doesn't want Tom's ex-wife in the house.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 5. Something Old

With only a day to go to the wedding and nursing a badly bruised finger Rosie really doesn't want Tom's ex-wife Ginny in the house.

Director: David Hunter

05 LASTSomething Old20140404

With one day to go to their wedding, Rosie really doesn't want Tom's ex-wife in the house.

SOLOPARENTPALS.COM by Sue Teddern

Episode 5. Something Old

With only a day to go to the wedding and nursing a badly bruised finger Rosie really doesn't want Tom's ex-wife Ginny in the house.

Director: David Hunter.

01A Clean Slate

02Dating For Beginners

03Doormats

04Emotional Quicksand

05Happy Now?