Little Crackers

Series 3 - 5. Alison Steadman's Little Cracker

Alison Steadman's Little Cracker
Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

“I couldn’t think of a thing,” says Alison Steadman, when invited to write a short film based on a key memory from her teens. Suddenly she recalled disobeying her mum and going to the Cavern to see the Beatles in 1962 – and getting their autographs. Then “I wrote it from the heart,” says Steadman, always wonderful and here playing her own mum.

About this programme

5/12. Liverpool, the 1960s, and 16-year-old Alison is excited about a lunchtime gig at the Cavern - despite her mum's insistence that she doesn't want her stepping foot inside the club. But some rules are worth breaking and this is one of them as she watches a certain Fab Four take to the stage for an afternoon she will never forget. Alison Steadman plays her mother in her own short story, with Lauren McQueen as the future actress.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mum
Alison Steadman
Young Alison
Lauren McQueen
Irene
Francesca Dolan
Hilary
Alexa Davies
Paul
Jake Roche
John
Sam Coulson

Crew

Producer
Alison Steadman
Producer
Hils Barker
Categories
Comedy