Alison Steadman's Little Cracker

Series 3 - Episode 5 Alison Steadman's Little Cracker



“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.


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.