Cradle to Grave: Episode 1

Cradle to Grave
Fred (PETER KAY) , Bet (LUCY SPEED) - (C) ITV Cradle Ltd - Photographer: Matt Squire

Cradle to Grave is a new comedy based on the early life of radio DJ, journalist and writer Danny Baker, starring Peter Kay and Lucy Speed as his parents Bet and Fred.

Baker and writer Jeff Pope have adapted Baker’s autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve into this cheerful eight-part comedy, starring comedian Peter Kay who ditches his familiar Lancashire tones for a gorblimey cockney accent as Danny’s lairs geezer docker dad ‘Spud’.

Cradle to Grave Episode 1
Fred ‘Spud’ Baker (PETER KAY), Danny Baker, Young Danny Baker (LAURIE KYNASTON) – (C) ITV Cradle Ltd – Photographer: Matt Squire

In tonight’s first episode it’s 1974, and 15-year-old Danny is about to get an experience he will never forget when his older sister Sharon and her plimsole-wearing boyfriend take him to a West End theatre.

Cradle to Grave begins tonight (2 November) on itv CHOICE (DStv channel 123) at 21.30, with repeat showings on Tuesday 3 November at 14.15, Saturday 7 November at 12.40, and Sunday 8 November at 16.10 and 23.15.