Clare In The Community: Series 1
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Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Date: August 2011
Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes
Clare Barker is a hilariously self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. The last series saw Clare's team shaken around and shuffled about. But it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and most are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre. In these six episodes, we find Clare is now Acting Team Leader at the Family Centre as Irene has job swapped. And whilst Irene is in Melbourne the team here are joined by Libby from Australia. Plus, Clare is thrilled to discover an Irish ancestor; goes out to visit everyone's clients when the rest of the team is hit by a vomiting bug; and tangles with the local vicar while paying a house call. Then there's the stray dog that keeps following her around; and the chance meeting at Toddler Tunes that could change her life... Sally Phillips stars as Clare, with Alex Lowe as Brian, Nina Conti as Megan/Nali, Sarah Kendall as Libby, Richard Lumsden as Ray and Liza Tarbuck as Helen.