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Secrets and Lattes is back!

'Secrets and Lattes' sees erstwhile free spirit Trisha (played by Julie Graham) return to her native city of Edinburgh after years of living in London. Trisha, a generally relaxed and positive art teacher is coping with not only unexpectedly losing her job, but also trying to repair her bruised heart. Nonetheless, she arrives at Edinburgh's Waverley Station enthusiastic and eager for the next chapter of her life to begin.

Trish's solvent sister Clare (played by Hilary Lyon) is a non-practicing qualified accountant, has been married for years, has 2 spoiled teenage children and has probably spent far too much time on the school PTA. Clare struggles with a tendency towards suburban snobbery and an obsessive need to control but happily facilitates the opening of 'Cafe Culture' in leafy Bruntsfield, which marks the beginning of a whole new era for both sisters.

Throw in a temperamental opera-loving Polish chef, Krzysztof (Simon Greenall) and a strangely forward teenage customer/helper, Lizzie (Pearl Appleby) and you have the perfect recipe for volatile relationship tension, a lot of laughs and a few secrets for good measure. Who keeps phoning Trisha? What's really going on in Clare's perfect family? What is Krzysztof's past and what on earth is going on with Lizzie and her acquisitive habit? 

Set against the backdrop of a nation caught up in its own identify debate, Trisha, Clare, Krzysztof and Lizzie are all at a crossroads one way or another. Who are they really, what are they doing with their lives and what happens is 'Cafe Culture' collapses?

Life is the cafe is never dull...there's always an everyday crisis or, at times, epic drama going on (merited or otherwise...Krzysztof is never one for not making a meal out of everything, besides just the cooking ingredients). Sibling tensions are never too far from the fore and relationships are tested all around as our cafe team cope with life's unexpected events and its inevitable trail of issues. Love, heartbreak, parenthood: identity, status and secrecy all feature in our quartet's lives starring alongside, obviously a helluva lot of coffee and a load of laughter too...

Series Cast 

Trisha............Julie Graham

Clare..............Hilary Lyon

Krzysztof........Simon Greenall

Lizzie..............Pearl Appleby

Production Team 

Producers.....................Moray Hunter and Gordon Kennedy

Director........................Marilyn Imrie

Writer...........................Hilary Lyon

Studio Engineer/Editor....Alisdair MacGregor

Studio Manager..............Alison McKenzie/Fiona MacAlpine

Broadcast Assistant........Sarah Tombling

Studio...........................Motivation Sound Studios 

 

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