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S14-E179 Difficulty

S14-E179 Difficulty

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Howard persuades Emma to come with him to what sounds like a painfully boring and awkward training day to learn how to hold difficult conversations. The course has attracted a motley crew of professional misfits, the course leader is impossibly perky and it looks like the day may be a complete disaster. Yet it reveals a lot more about Emma’s marriage than Howard could ever have imagined.

Meanwhile, hairdresser Leo Treadwell (Murray Head) makes his wife Janette suspicious with secretive phone calls and references to meeting “at the flat”. Is he conducting some nefarious business, having an affair, or something completely different?


Howard and Emma take part in an awkward training day about handling difficult conversations, which leads to some unexpected revelations, and when a patient loses his mobile phone, the nefarious activity he has been conducting without his wife's knowledge is at risk of being exposed. Medical drama, starring Dido Miles and Ian Kelsey.

Cast & Crew

Dr Emma Reid Dido Miles
Chris Reid Nathan Wright
Howard Bellamy Ian Kelsey
Mrs Tembe Lorna Laidlaw
Leo Treadwell Murray Head
Janette Treadwell Julia Deakin
Angie Brackley Kate Copeland
Rowena Cork Sia Berkeley
Producer Peter Bullock
Series Producer Mike Hobson
Series Producer Peter Eryl Lloyd
Writer Dale Overton
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