Morse and Lewis star Kevin Whately teams up with Alison Steadman as a couple locked in a legal battle over their divorce in Who Gets The Dog? – a new one�off comedy drama for ITV1.
The pair play Jack and Jenny Evans, whose 29 year marriage is on the rocks. Jenny blames the break up on his affair with a woman called Pam but Jack claims the marriage was over before he met Pam.
Before they know it Jack and Jenny are at the mercy of their avaricious lawyers, Steve Hollister and Tara Walker, played by Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Confetti, Jane Hall�s Big Bad Bus Ride) and Emma Pierson (Hotel Babylon, Bloodlines, The Worst Week Of My Life).
Tara and Steve flirt outrageously engaging themselves, and the unwitting couple, in a wager to achieve their own mercenary and lustful ambitions.
Jack and Jenny�s daughter Claire, played by Sinead Mathews (Hogfather, Ideal, Pride And Prejudice) is distraught that her parents are splitting and plots to bring them back together.
Then there�s Bounder, the family�s old faithful dog. Who gets him in the wrangle over assets?
This one�off drama was written by Guy Hibbert (Omagh, The Russian Bride, No Child Of Mine) and filmed on location in London and the Isle of Man.
The producer is Emma Burge (Shameless, 40, Ella And The Mothers). She says: �Guy Hibbert has written a wonderfully funny, moving and surprising modern fable, deftly handling this difficult subject in a really entertaining way.�
ITV1, 2nd December