4 episodes

Chris O'Dowd and Anne-Marie Duff star in this three-part drama series about a recently separated father trying to spend the perfect Christmas Eve with his 9-year-old son, whilst struggling to hide the truth of his circumstances. Written by BAFTA-nominee Regina Moriarty and directed by BAFTA-nominee Virginia Gilbert, Baby, It’s Cold Outside is developed by Duck Soup Films and produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness.
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Baby It's Cold Outside Storyglass

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 115 Ratings

Chris O'Dowd and Anne-Marie Duff star in this three-part drama series about a recently separated father trying to spend the perfect Christmas Eve with his 9-year-old son, whilst struggling to hide the truth of his circumstances. Written by BAFTA-nominee Regina Moriarty and directed by BAFTA-nominee Virginia Gilbert, Baby, It’s Cold Outside is developed by Duck Soup Films and produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness.
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    Part 1

    Part 1

    Ed has planned the perfect Christmas Eve with his 9-year-old son George. But then his plan starts to go wrong. // Baby, It’s Cold Outside is written by Regina Moriarty and stars Chris O’Dowd as Ed, Billy Jenkins as George, Anne-Marie Duff as Sam, Keith Farnan as Liam and Leila Al-Jeboury as Rachel. Music by Rebecca Dale. Photography by Idil Sukan. The series is developed by Duck Soup films, directed by Virginia Gilbert and produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness.
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    • 11 min
    Part 2

    Part 2

    Things spiral for Ed and take a disastrous turn when he finally gets George to the Winter Fair. // Baby, It’s Cold Outside is written by Regina Moriarty and stars Chris O’Dowd as Ed, Billy Jenkins as George, Anne-Marie Duff as Sam, Jack Klaff as Nigel and Mal, Anna Crilly as Alex and the Council Receptionist, Marta Kielkowicz as Blanka, Guillermo Bedward as Jordan, Paul G Raymond as Mem and Tom Crowley as Attila. Music by Rebecca Dale. Photography by Idil Sukan. The series is developed by Duck Soup films, directed by Virginia Gilbert and produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness.
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    • 16 min
    Part 3

    Part 3

    Ed can't hide the truth from George and Sam any longer. // Baby, It’s Cold Outside is written by Regina Moriarty and stars Chris O’Dowd as Ed, Billy Jenkins as George, Anne-Marie Duff as Sam, Jack Klaff as Nigel and Keith Farnan and Leila Al-Jeboury as Sam's parents. Music by Rebecca Dale. Photography by Idil Sukan. The series is developed by Duck Soup films, directed by Virginia Gilbert and produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness.
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    • 13 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Baby It's Cold Outside is the first series from new scripted podcast label Storyglass. Starring Chris O'Dowd and Anne-Marie Duff, it tells the story of a recently separated father trying to spend the perfect Christmas Eve with his 9-year-old son, whilst struggling to hide the truth of his circumstances. Written by BAFTA-nominee Regina Moriarty, Baby, It’s Cold Outside also features Billy Jenkins, Jack Klaff, Anna Crilly, Keith Farnan, Leila Al-Jeboury, Marta Kielkowicz, Guillermo Bedward, Paul G Raymond and Tom Crowley. Music by Rebecca Dale. Photography by Idil Sukan. It is directed by BAFTA-nominee Virginia Gilbert, produced by Ben Walker, developed by Duck Soup Films and made in association with UK homelessness charity Crisis. You can reserve a place for someone with Crisis this Christmas for just £28.87. Go to crisis.org.uk now and help someone take a vital step out of homelessness. Subscribe now.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

HeatherCoppell ,

Brilliant & Hardhitting

I listened to this over Christmas and it was so well acted and written, very hard hitting and humbling, great to raise awareness too.

Jo_March ,

Judgmental of addicts

Well written & acted - but it was uneven in terms of judging people who may find themselves unhomed. There’s a great part where Ed is trying to get help & he falls into none of the urgent categories (dependents, veteran, disabled etc) & therefore cannot get help till after the holiday. But later Ed says ‘I’m not even a criminal or a drug addict’ & there was a sense that people in those circumstances might deserve to be living in a tent. Rubbed me the wrong way & was beside the point. It was a good idea for an audio play & I will definitely give to Crisis - and I hope help goes to people struggling with addiction too.

jill loves to listen ,

Jill loves to listen

A beautifully written and acted drama. Thought provoking, moving & will stay with me.

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