Family holidays - everyone's got to do them. But this one is about as bad as it gets. Helen, Colum and Baby Des - now four years old - set off for a relaxing holiday. But Colum hates flying which means they have to drive to Italy. And Des just wants chips - lots of them. It's a recipe for disaster.
Sheila Hayman's father was a German pure mathematician and her mother a Yorkshire Quaker. She's been an awardwinning TV director and journalist, Chinese interpreter to a BBC film crew, a Fulbright Fellow, fiddle player in the Irish band that appeared in 'Titanic' and the official necrologist of the 1996 Oscars, but frankly, when it comes to having children, that's all totally irrelevant. Thank God.