Brian McCardie (Dadda Moss)Catherine Tyldesley (Iris Moss)Kerrie Hayes (Ruby Moss)Leanne Rowe (May Moss)Scot Williams (Father Melia)Stephen Moyer (Mr. Brazendale)Daniel Rigby (Billy Moss)Jennifer Hennessy (Mrs. Brazendale)Iain McKee (Frank Gadney)Ebe Sievwright (Joseph Hartman)John Axon (Abie Lee)Laura Wallace (Queenie Higgs)Denise Kennedy (Mrs. Quirke)Marie Critchley (Mrs. McBride)Rose Farley (Margaret McBride)Tim Beasley (Doctor Campbell)William Ash (Nazzer)John Westley (Domingo Hennessey)
Kate Gartside, Heidi Thomas, Jonathan Harvey
Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and their fortunes are bound to those of their brother and their father. Set in the years immediately following the First World War, Lilies pulls no punches in its storytelling. It depicts a sensual, vivid and sometimes savage universe - where life is lived on a knife-edge of poverty, fuelled by various kinds of love. Dadda, the family's charismatic and mercurial father married very young, is now widowed, and his struggle to nurture his unruly children proves both moving and comic.