Based on actual characters and events Cradle To Grave is based on 5 Live radio presenter Danny Baker’s book Going To Sea In a Sieve.

This comedy drama reminiscent of Minder meets the Grimleys made it’s debut in 2015, with a second series reported to be on the way.  It is the sitcom with a bit of somthing for everyone from the wheeling and dealing of Danny’d Dad Spud to Dany’s early atempts at his love life wth the extremely sexy school teacher Miss Blondel.

Brilliant casting sees Peter kay as Danny’s Dad ‘Spud.  To date there has been of series of eight episodes.


Set in 1974, the series centres around 15-year-old Danny Baker who lives at 11 Debnams Rd in London with his family that consist of his father Fred (nicknamed Spud), mother Bet, and older siblings Michael and Sharon. It also shows Danny’s adventures with his friends, going to school where he finds himself torn between glory with the school football team and extra curricular activities in the dark room with the beautiful photography teacher Miss Blondel.  The series also dealt with his relationship with his girlfriend Yvonne.



Channel: BBC2
Written By: Jeff Pope and Danny Baker
Produced By: ITV Studios
Original Transmission Dates: 3rd September – 22nd October 2015



Peter Kay – Fred ‘Spud’ Baker
Lucy Speed – Bet Baker
Laurie Kynaston – Danny Baker
Frankie Wilson – Michael Baker
Alice Sykes – Sharon Baker

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