The Bad Mother's Handbook is a Film programme that first aired in 2007.

The Bad Mother's Handbook is a 3 star programme

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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)

Directed by
Robin Shepperd

In this television adaptation of Kate Long's best selling novel; the multi-award winning comic, Catherine Tate, plays Karen, a frustrated woman in her thirties whose world is suddenly turned upside down.

Both hilarious and wise, it is a clear-eyed look at motherhood and childhood, from the moment the condom breaks, to the moment you hear your baby's first cry. The realisation that no two mothers are alike, and that ultimately love is the most important thing of all.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

3/5 Stars

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Catherine TateCatherine Tate...Karen Cooper
Image for Anne ReidAnne Reid...Nancy Hesketh
Image for Holly GraingerHolly Grainger...Charlie Cooper
Steve John Shepherd...Steve Cooper
Image for Steve PembertonSteve Pemberton...Leo Fairbrother
Image for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson...Daniel Gale
Maggie Ollerenshaw...Jessie Pilkington
Oliver Lee...Paul Benthem
Clare McGlinn...Advisor Jo-Beth
Angela Murray...Adviser Annie
Pip Torrens...Dr. Gale
Caroline Harding...Sandra Gale
Kirsty Leigh Porter...Anya
Natascha Edwards...Julie
Martin Reeve...Consultant