In November 2016 BBC Comedy announced ” a brand new, bittersweet comedy called Bucket, written by and starring Frog Stone, with Miriam Margolyes playing her madcap Mother”
Broadcast in four episodes the following year the show was a huge hit with viewers and critics alike. Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy Comissioning said of the series “
Fran is a reserved, high school history teacher in a rut. Mim is an eccentric free spirit who believes 70 is the new 40. They are also mother and daughter and their relationship is not exactly easy.
But when Mim reveals she is dying and wants to go on a road trip to tick items, one by one, off her preposterous bucket list, Fran feels that she has no choice but to come along for the ride. She has to learn to let loose and Mim has to learn to think of someone else for a change. Both of them have to make the most of the time they have left together and find a way to accept the fact that it will soon be at an end. But with Mim and Fran, tragedy always somehow ends up as comedy.
Frog Stone – Fran
Miriam Margoyles – Mim
Stephanie Beacham – Pat, Mim’s cousin
Catherine Steadman – Gemma, Pat’s daughter
Cyril Nri – Mr Merdon
Channel: BBC Four
Written By: Frog Stone
Original Transmission Dates: 13th April 2017 – 4th May 2017