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Kurtan is offered a place at Swindon College, studying for a GNVQ in health and social care. Kerry has difficulty coming to terms with the idea that he will be leaving the village and her behind. Rev. Seaton attempts to act as an intermediary to reconcile their differences. a b c Merrifield, Ryan (17 February 2017). "Cirencester siblings Daisy and Charlie Cooper talk about their new BBC Three show This Country". Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard . Retrieved 28 February 2017.

In this new Audible Original series – Daisy’s first ever podcast - she’s invited six celebrity friends to try to covert her to books by telling her all about their favourite classic. She promises she’ll definitely read one of them by the end of the series. Maybe.


Charlie, she says, isn’t interested in showbiz events or awards ceremonies. “He will not go to any now. I’ll only go if I have a plus-one that I want to show off to,” she says. She was offered “a life-changing amount of money” to write her life story. “I said, absolutely, I’ll do it. But it’s like selling my soul, because I’ve had to admit to all the most vile, horrendous, embarrassing things that have happened in my life, that my parents are going to find out about.”

Kurtan has a job at a bowls club but takes it too seriously. Kerry is excited to be helping her father in his business, which turns out to be receiving stolen goods and hiding them in a garage. Ashley McGuire as Mandy Harris. Known as 'Big Mandy' to some, she is a woman in the village who has a thuggish, rough-looking appearance and a somewhat unsettling presence. As a result of this, she is the only person in the village that Kerry and Kurtan genuinely find intimidating, though it is never certain as to whether she intends to be a bully to people or is in fact just misunderstood as being as such. She has a brash manner of speaking and tells anecdotes in which she has committed acts of violence or other forms of crime, such as the time she stalked Hannah Spearritt from S Club 7 for three or four years. Though Kerry and Kurtan are conflicted as to whether they believe anything she says, this nonetheless gives her the air of a criminal which causes them to label her a 'psychopath'. She often pursues creative endeavours, such as becoming a tattoo artist and joining the village book club to showcase her creative writing skills, but her efforts are often laughably poor as she is shown to possess very little creative talent.

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By sharing tales of how I accidentally auditioned to be a pole-dancer to being catfished by a one-armed internet boyfriend, I answer all of life's great mysteries: Kerry and Kurtan are celebrating the news that their former woodwork teacher from school has died. Kurtan becomes obsessed with discovering what happened to Rob Robinson, a classmate whom neither Kerry nor Slugs can recall. Mandy, the local "hard woman", informs them that she is setting up a business as a tattoo artist and intimidates Kerry into agreeing to have a tattoo, despite demonstrating that she has no artistic talents.

Across the three series and the special, This Country received over 52 million BBC iPlayer requests. [9] Cast [ edit ] Main cast [ edit ] Lots happens, fast. Costello is propositioned by a journalist while dancing at the peep show and urged to tell her story. She dreams of being a writer, so says yes. Of course, she’s screwed over and ends up shagging the photographer, a “poverty voyeur” whom she whispers to in bed, “You feel like Louis Theroux on one of his weird weekends, don’t you?” Carraway’s writing about class is genius. Costello, Selby and Iris run away to the country and pretend to be a functional rich family, as if such a thing exists. It ends in a punch-up and purgatory for them all: a rehab unit for Selby and for Costello and for Iris, a women’s refuge where “the only rule is we lay low and let the lord guide us”. Dear god. Iris (Fleur Tashjian), though, is too fundamentally sweet and unscarred considering what she’s been through. Even with a mother as loving as Costello, she would be a mess. Kerry and Kurtan are awaiting the arrival home of their uncle, "Nugget" Nuggins, who is being released from prison. It becomes apparent that while Kerry looks up to Nugget and is excited by the prospect of his return, Kurtan is not so enthusiastic and is terrified of him. The cousins argue bitterly over whose food should occupy the top shelf of the oven.

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This Country: A day on the set of the hit BBC Three series". Independent.co.uk. 23 October 2017. Archived from the original on 7 May 2022. Discover the hilarious memoir written by the most relatable woman in the world - Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC's award-winning comedy This Country All three series of This Country and the Aftermath Special have been released in Regions 2 both individually and in box sets.

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