The BEST Episodes of Cradle to Grave

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Network: BBC Two

In Cradle To Grave, 15-year-old Danny Baker is the guide through the ups and downs of life with the family. Fred ‘Spud’ Baker is a proud south London docker with a penchant for cheeky scheming. Wife Bet loves him deeply but longs for the family to go 'straight’ and play by the rules. With eldest daughter Sharon’s looming wedding, the docks facing closure, and Danny’s struggles to get closer to the opposite sex, times are tough.

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Episode 7

#1 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 15, 2015

Double lives are being led by father and son as Spud embarks on his first day on the straight and narrow as a commissionaire and Danny poses as David Essex's brother. But for Bet, it is the need for a bit of breathing space and her friendship with Keith at work that might prove the most dangerous of all.

star 8.05
66 votes
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 15, 2015

A tale of two romantic milestones in the Baker family history - daughter Sharon's much anticipated wedding and the 1949 courtship of one Freddie Baker and Betty Lockwood. Meanwhile, Danny gets an interesting lecture from Yvonne.

star 7.89
64 votes
Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 17, 2015

The world is changing and for Spud, it's not in a good way. The docks are facing closure and time-honoured ancient fiddles like Cat in a Box and Fat Man are on the way out. But while Spud rues the doors that are closing, Danny finds himself stepping into a parallel universe where actual telly programmes can be watched again in your own front room with Churcher's incredible video recorder. Now all Danny needs to figure out is how to rustle up the 100 quid he's pledged to pay for it.

star 7.84
77 votes
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 8, 2015

Spud demonstrates his keen sense of hearing when it comes to money and wallets. Danny is a young man at a crossroads with the fabulous Miss Blondel - or Louise, as he's now allowed to call her. And something is stirring in Shaky Young's sister's loft.

star 7.83
72 votes
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 24, 2015

Paying for daughter Sharon's dream wedding is giving Spud sleepless nights, whilst Danny has his own conundrum to solve. Should he seize the chance for honour and glory as captain of West Greenwich's footie team or further develop his new found interest in photography inspired by the tutoring of smoking hot Future Studies teacher Miss Blondel, with her French accent and her photographic dark room? Big decisions for both father and son.

star 7.74
78 votes
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 3, 2015

Sharon and her plimsole-wearing boyfriend are about to take Danny to the theatre for a West End experience he will never forget. Throw in a coveted item of clothing, a rogue tortoise and an early brush with death and it's business as usual at 11 Debnams Rd.

star 7.58
118 votes
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 2015

It's a jump in the dark for both Danny and Spud. Literally for Danny as he engages in more revealing encounters with Miss Blondel and her dark room, while for Spud it's the uneasy contemplation of life away from the docks. Which is where Tony the Totter and a bag of horse manure comes into the equation.

star 7.57
65 votes
Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 2015

Bet's yearning to broaden her horizons takes her and Spud to unusual places, whilst Danny tries some exploration of his own after an enlightening sex education lesson.

star 7.40
85 votes