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Walking and Talking

Series 1-Episode 1

Series 1-Episode 1

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It’s the 70s, so everything is a bit brown and Life on Mars. Busby-haired “Kaff”, who is 14 and lippy, pogos around her bedroom to X-Ray Spex. This is the young Kathy Burke, as remembered by the actress for a new four-part series.

The sitcom follows the tomboyish teen (a superb Ami Metcalf) and best mate Mary as they amble around the streets of Islington. Co-starring Burke as Angry Nun and Jerry Sadowitz as Jerry the Jew, it’s a total delight, with realistic rhythms of girl talk, and a smile of a soundtrack.


The first episode of Kathy Burke's comedy based on her teenage years in Islington, north London, starring Ami Metcalf and Aimee-Ffion Edwards. The story begins in 1979, as Kathy dreams of becoming a music journalist after being told she is too ugly to be an actress. Meanwhile, her best friend Mary is thrilled to score a date with an 18-year-old man who can get her into gigs and the pub.

Cast & Crew

Kathy Ami Metcalf
Mary Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Angry Nun Kathy Burke
Pretty Nun Sean Gallagher
Writer Kathy Burke


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