Rewind: A look back at ‘At Home with the Braithwaites’

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What was it about?

Created by Sally Wainwright, At Home with the Braithwaites aired on ITV for 26 episodes from 20 January 2000 to 9 April 2003.

The British comedy-drama series told the story of a suburban family from Leeds who found their lives changed forever when the mum wins 38 million pounds on the lottery.


Who was in it?

Amanda Redman played Alison Braithwaite, former Doctor Who star Peter Davison played David Braithwaite, Sarah Smart played Virginia Braithwaite, Sarah Churm played Sarah Braithwaite, Keeley Fawcett plaeyed Charlotte Braithwaite, Julie Graham played Megan Hartnoll, Kevin Doyle played Mike Hartnoll, and Oxo mum Lynda Bellingham played Pauline Farnell.



Best moments?

Over the show’s four seasons, At Home with the Braithwaites covered a wide range of increasingly bonkers storylines.

Highlights included various extramarital affairs (father David with his secretary, daughter Virginia with married neighbour Megan, mum Alison with her brother-in-law and her much-younger gardener), middle daughter Sarah’s teen pregnancy and later affair with her teacher, and neighbour Megan’s electrocution.


Where are they now?

Writer Sally Wainwright has since created some of the most popular TV dramas in recent years, including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey.

Amanda Redman went on to star as Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman in 84 episodes of BBC One crime drama New Tricks between 2003 and 2013, while Kevin Doyle is now best known as Molesley in Downton Abbey.

Julia Graham has appeared in The Bletchley Circle, Survivors, Doc Martin and Death in Paradise, and Sarah Smart has been seen in Wallander and Doctor Who.


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