The landlord of The Fox and Dragon, is a real rough diamond, an ex-Detective Inspector; he used to work in the City before taking early retirement. He’s a tough, streetwise but honest man, with a copper’s nose for trouble.
Played by Corrinne Wicks
ALAN’s (2nd) wife, a well-preserved, vivacious woman who plays the role of landlady with, perhaps, a slight desperation. Although living in the City as a policeman’s wife could be fraught with worry, it also gave her opportunities to enjoy an “active” social life that Greenborne does not…
Played by Finley Pile
LEWIS is a party animal, with a wild reputation for not being the sharpest tool in the box., that managed to drift through school without gaining much in the way of qualifications or a life plan. He’s carefree, open, bi-curious, willing to try anything once.
Played by Luci Fish
LEWIS’s elder sister couldn’t be more different to him. DAISY is studious, hard-working, and very intelligent. And yet somehow, Daisy is the child who always seems to be in trouble. Ambitious and diligent, she’s still searching for her “thing”…
SAMESH “SAM” SHARMA
Played by Pal Aron
An old friend of ALAN’s, from his days in the police force. SAM is a calm and patient man, qualities he needed as a Hindu copper in the Met. He is well-respected in the village and seen as a source for practical advice and common sense. Good with things, he’s less capable with emotions and feelings.
Played by Raj Ghatak
A jovial, Hindu who runs the local garage who tragically lost his nursing wife, SIMRAN, to Covid-19 in the winter of 2020. The loss has hit him hard – but he’s trying his best to hold things together for the sake of his son, JEET. Recently, and much to his son’s horror – he has begun a relationship with LISA.
Played by Shash Hira
Strong-armed into working for the family business – in the hope that he might one day inherit it – JEET is a frustrated mechanic who has always wanted to be a radio DJ, but he does get some occasional cover work at the local Community Radio station. He’s also confused about his sexuality …
Played by Bhavnisha Parmar
JEET’s beloved Aunty PIYA, sister of Arjun’s late wife, SIMRAN, is a real trouble-maker, who has never recovered from her sister “stealing” Arjun, who was meant to be her husband in an arranged marriage. Suspicious about the state of her sister’s marriage prior to Lockdown, she blames Arjun for her death.
EVELYN “EVIE” LEJEUNE
Played by Louise Jameson
The matriarch of Greenborne. Her family once owned the Greenborne House, now converted into luxury flats, in one of which she now lives, For many years the Head Teacher at the village school, EVIE knows everyone. She is stern but fair, with a strong sense of the way things should be done and a powerful fidelity to the Past.
ELISE “LISA” LEJEUNE
Played by Ally Murphy
EVELYN’s youngest daughter. Unlike her sister SIMONE, who escaped Stateside, LISA found herself returning home after University, and now works as the Chef at the local pub – the Fox & Dragon. Lisa has emerged from under her mother’s shadow during Evelyn’s Covid-inspired absence and will find it difficult to cope with her mother’s domineering ways.
MATTHEW “MATT” JEFFERSON
Played by Ali Zayn
Is a man prone to sudden wild enthusiasms for new ventures that disappear as quickly as they arrive. Determined to be a better father than his own absentee one, MATT is having problems adjusting to the relative middle classness of the village. He’s also a terrible hypochondriac…
Played by Amy Rockson
A force of nature, TANNY runs the village shop and Post Office, having moved from the city to give the children experiences (and an education) that they could never have had as inner-City children. Unfortunately, Tanny’s content happiness in their new home life isn’t shared by her family. The kids (a boy and a girl of primary school age) yearn for their friends and their old life in the City. And as for her husband…
Played by Niamh McGrady
One of Evie’s many ex-pupils, SANDRA runs Slice & Trim, a hairdressers/coffee shop. Sandra recently left her husband to come out as lesbian. She is BEVERLEY’s best mate and confident in the village. A trained stylist, Sandra runs the business with her much younger partner…
Played by Rebecca Yeo
A mysterious young lady who rarely talks about her past. A baker and cook, she’s in charge of the food at the café, but struggles with social niceties. She has an unerring knack to rub people up the wrong way. She even manages to fall out with DAISY, who gets on with everyone!
Played by Raad Rawi
FARHAD (Iranian)claims to be 60-something, but he is exotically ageless. He isan Artist (oil painter) who lives and works in the converted Old School House. He’s very good-looking, but no-one can quite make him out. Is it possible that Farhad is not who he appears to be at all?
Played by Joshua Manning
The station manager at the Community Radio Station – Greenborne FM. A proud Scot, and an attractive young man, LOGAN is a dab hand at DIY and picks up extra work as a handyman in the area. Although a regular at the Fox and Dragon, Logan’s a bit of a man of mystery. No-one knows much about his past.
Played by Laura Shavin
The local Vicar – an energetic, bubbly character who will do anything for anyone as long as you don’t ever, ever mention the Vicar of Dibley to her. MAGGIE is wiry, fit, holds a Black belt in a martial art, rides a Harley and rocks a couple of interesting tattoos but, despite this, she is aggressively old school when it comes to her faith and her role in the village.