A delicious culinary drama about a cake-making club and their very special creations
Every year, Tess and Maggie meet up to try a different activity, something they've never done together before. This year, it's baking, and for a few hours each Friday afternoon, they put the rest of their lives on hold to make cakes. And not just ordinary cakes, but spectacular, unique and glorious gateaux, to celebrate special occasions and commemorate landmark events.
When they help a neighbour in distress, they create their first showstopper - a dark, sultry Bitter Chocolate Cake. Soon, the Cake Club is cooking up a host of teatime treats, from sticky, gingery parkin, to feather-light fairy cakes, to the challenging Scripture Cake, with a recipe that consists entirely of Bible verses.
As they measure out sugar, butter, eggs and flour, they share their secrets, problems and personal dilemmas - and forge friendships that will last long after the final cake crumbs have been consumed...
Written by award-winning dramatists Nicola Baldwin and Amanda Whittington, this gentle, heartwarming series features an outstanding cast including Lesley Sharp, Tamsin Greig, Nisha Nayar, Neil Dudgeon, Louise Brealey and Sheila Hancock.
Written by Nicola Baldwin and Amanda Whittington
Produced by Steven Canny, Abigail le Fleming, Gemma Jenkins and Luke Fresle
Maggie - Lesley Sharp
Tess - Tamsin Greig
Ray - Neil Dudgeon
Sabina - Nisha Nayar
Neil - Stephen Hogan
Leanne - Louise Brealey
Nicky - Matthew Dunster
Momo - Leena Dhingra
Chrissie - Stephanie Leonidas
Janice - Sheila Hancock
Matty - Joe Prospero
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 25 January-29 February 2008
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