The Gibson Family

I’m John Gibson. Married to Sylvia with [hesitates] two children. Rory’s long gone, happily married and trying for a baby, but Felicity – Flick – is still at home. I love her dearly – we both do – but she’s not been an easy child, not since she fell in with a bad crowd and got involved with drugs. We seem to spend a lot of time and money bailing her out and sometimes I just don’t know what to do for the best.

And a lot of that money had been put aside for mummy’s nursing home fees, John! You think I don’t know, but I’m not stupid. I’m Sylvia Gibson and I could have been somebody, but I gave it all up when I got pregnant with Rory. My life could have been so different. And John – he seems to spend too much time bothering about other people’s children and not enough time with his own. Something isn’t right and I don’t know what it is – but I will find out.

Hey you guys! I’m Felicity Gibson, though ’most everyone calls me Flick. Nah, I’m no angel, but who wants to be perfect? My brother Rory is the perfect one. Mum’s so uptight, I swear she’ll explode one day, and my dad keeps disappearing – I think he might be having an affair, but honestly, I don’t care that much. I just want to have a bit of fun, so I hang out with the fun people. There aren’t many in this village, so sometimes I have to go further afield and I get into trouble occasionally, but that’s OK because my dad always helps me out. They’ve got tons of money and nobody to spend it on except me!

Good evening to you all, I am Louisa Macleod, Sylvia’s mother. My husband inherited his family estate in Scotland. He is no longer with us, but my son tends to the estate business. I cannot look after myself in that great house, so I am looking - with Sylvia’s assistance, of course - for accommodation in an upper class nursing home, closer to Sylvia. Oh and of course John Gibson, my son in-law. Thus far, nothing has met with my complete satisfaction, but we are still looking. I do want to keep my independence, so living with Sylvia here in Littlewich is simply not an option. Besides, I cannot abide such close communities where the only entertainment seems to be gossip! I am accustomed to a wider, more worldly lifestyle.