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21 Nov 16: Clare in the Community (Series 11, Ep 1)

November 21st, 2016

Episode 108 of 143 episodes

Episode 1 - Fight Them On The Beaches Clare is in charge of a day at the seaside for some elderly residents of the estate. They turn out to be a bit more feisty than the Sparrowhawk team were expecting, which makes it tricky for Clare to impress her new student, Cilla. Back at home, Brian is coaching Nali for a musical audition. Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. Cast: Clare: SALLY PHILLIPS Brian: ALEX LOWE Nali: NINA CONTI Ray: RICHARD LUMSDEN Libby: SARAH KENDALL Joan: SARAH THOM Mrs Singh: NINA WADIA Cilla: GBEMISOLA IKUMELO Pauline: CLARE PERKINS Dotty: ALISON BELBIN Geoff: SEAN BAKER Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden Producer Alexandra Smith A BBC Studios production

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