Co-written with her sister Caroline, the Channel 4 series is based on their early life in Wolverhampton and early indications suggest that the Garry clan have lost none of their eccentricity, curiosity, honesty and ebullience since the Christmas 2013 pilot.
The character based on Caitlin is Germaine (Helen Monks), a spiky, idealistic dreamer while Caroline is reminagined as the bookish, wry and sensible Aretha (Alexa Davies).
There are also enjoyable turns from Rebekah Staton as forthright, smart, wisecracking mum Della, whose advice always seems spot-on, and Philip Jackson’s libidinous Grampy.
In this clip the girls have been sent foraging in a nearby park to get their dinner and Germaine has sex on her mind – even when she encounters a horse….
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.