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Alive and Kicking (Season 3, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Stevie "Smudger" Smith and his wife Marie are both addicted to drugs; he's also a dealer. The day he 'deals with' another dealer, she gives birth to a baby. The baby appears to be addicted too and Marie decides to give up the habit. ...See moreStevie "Smudger" Smith and his wife Marie are both addicted to drugs; he's also a dealer. The day he 'deals with' another dealer, she gives birth to a baby. The baby appears to be addicted too and Marie decides to give up the habit. Because Stevie doesn't want to give up using and dealing drugs, they take Marie and the baby away from him. The new, tough, social worker Liam Kane tries to get Stevie in his group sessions, by using his violent approach and by telling him it's the only way he'll ever see Marie and the baby back. So there seems to be hope to get Stevie clean, if only he wants to himself. That things aren't that easy is shown by the drugs addicted hooker Gail, who's satisfied with the life she leads. Written by Gidi Kroon See less
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Writer
Al Ashton (as Al Hunter Ashton)
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Updated Oct 13, 1991

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Oct 13, 1991 (United Kingdom)
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Lenny Henry
Stevie 'Smudger' Smith Stevie 'Smudger' Smith   See fewer
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Robbie Coltrane
Liam Kane Liam Kane   See fewer
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Geff Francis
Barry Serradilla Barry Serradilla   See fewer
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Jillie Meers
Midwife Midwife   See fewer
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Imogen Boorman
Hayley Forbes-Clinton Hayley Forbes-Clinton   See fewer
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Faith Tingle
Shirley Shirley   See fewer
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Paul Barber
Earl Preston Earl Preston   See fewer
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Shireen Shah
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Sakuntala Ramanee
Female Social Worker Female Social Worker   See fewer
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Al Ashton
Sgt Tocknell Sgt Tocknell   See fewer
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Nick Dunning
David Freeman David Freeman   See fewer
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Karl Tessler
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Justine Francesca Glenton
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Diane Parish
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Natalie Roles
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7.2 / 10 | 61 votes