Suranne Jones

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KITTY: here, read [the letter]. this is from my mother. can you see what she says? I’m dead to her. she says I’ll never see my daughter again. there are people who won’t get back any part of their sons, and their brothers, and their husbands. they won’t get back anything from the life before. but you have children. you have a home. you have so much more than most. you’re wanted, you’re needed. everything is n o t  o v e r.

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Behind the Scenes of Single Father

Interview with DT from the press pack:

And is it true you went bowling with your “family” before the shoot started?
We did indeed. We all had such a laugh and threw ourselves into it from the off. It was a funny one because back at the beginning we were trying to fashion a family bond to try and make the drama feel as real as possible.

Instead of lengthy rehearsals on set, we just hung out and got to know each other bowling and playing football in the park.

Did you beat them at bowling?!
Well, it’s not that I didn’t win, you understand, they were given the bowling “bumpers” as help, which I thought was grossly unfair, quite frankly!

I told them I had been the Scottish Under-17 Bowling Champion just to unnerve them – but it didn’t seem to work. But, at the end of the day, they had the bumpers to help them - not that I’m bitter, not that I’m being competitive against children. I wouldn’t want you to think that!