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British Drama: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Years: 1990
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Drama
Written by: Jeanette Winterson
Stars: Charlotte Coleman, Geraldine McEwan
Episodes: 3
Episode Average: 6.667
BEST EPISODES:
Episode 2 (1990)
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ORANGES ARE NOT
THE ONLY FRUIT

(1990)
3 episodes
Series Score: 20
Episode Average: 6.67
Perfect 10's: 0

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 10 January 1990
Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Written by: Jeanette Winterton
Jess's adoptive mother prepares her for life as a Pentecostal missionary,
the pair head to a guest house in Morecambe to do the Lord's work, and the threat of a court summons sees her start school at the age of seven.
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EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 17 January 1990
Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Written by: Jeanette Winterton
Jess gets talking to a girl who work at a fishmonger's stall on the market, her mother talks to her about the dangers of letting boys touch her, and spending a night at Elsie's gives her enough space to explore her desires.
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EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 24 January 1990
Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Written by: Jeanette Winterton
Jess goes out and has fun with a girl she meets at a crusade in Blackpool,
Melanie causes trouble after announcing that she's getting married, and Cissy comes to the rescue when talk turns to running away from home.
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JESS DEBDEN

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JESS DEBDEN

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MRS. DEBDEN

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PASTOR FINCH

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MELANIE

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ELSIE NORRIS

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CISSY

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MISS JANE JEWSBURY

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MRS. GREEN

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MRS. NETTY ARKWRIGHT

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WILLIAM DEBDEN

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GRAHAM

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Jess is raised as a Pentecostal by her strict adoptive mother, but starts to rebel against her teachings when she learns something about her sexuality.

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Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Apr 5 3:55
I vaguely remember this and it causing quite a stir back then!

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