Thanks to Daisy's mum Alice for the information. She has informed me that Charlotte will be introduced in the first episode tomorrow, Thursday 8th January at 8pm on BBC1, and then has a larger part in episode five, which will air on the same channel on Thursday 5th February.
New Beginnings Watch:Next on: 15 Jan 2009, 20:00 on BBC One
Synopsis:In the aftermath of the family move, the cat has vanished, half their possessions are missing, and a crate is doubling as the baby's cot.
In the middle of it all, Maddy and Jim struggle to get used to their new house, their new neighbours, and each other's children.
Credits: Maddy Riley Caroline Quentin Jim Riley Neil Dudgeon Katy Riley Lucinda Dryzek Danny Riley Taylor Fawcett Ted Jackson Patrick Nolan Rosie Riley Ava Lamb Rosie Riley Neve Lamb Alison Weaver Heather Craney Roger Weaver Richard Lumsden Adam Weaver Jordan Clarke Annie the Babysitter Jessica Gunning Man at Bus Stop Graeme McKnight Bus Driver James Watson Emily Weaver Charlotte Ritchie Anthony Weaver John Bell Director Martin Dennis Producer Catherine Bailey Broadcasts: 15 Jan 2009 20:00 BBC One 15 Jan 2009 20:00 BBC HD
Now I'm confused. Charlotte is not listed for Episode 1 (tonight) but is listed for Episode 2 (above).
There certainly seems to be a mix up somewhere, it's possible that the BBC have simply got the information mixed up on the website.
I know with a lot of productions, the first episode of a series, especially a brand new one, which this is, the first episode is often called the 'pilot' episode, with the second episode then becoming episode one, though I have always found that it tended to be more with American TV series than British, so I think that it is unlikely in this case.
The Little White Lie Watch:Next on: 05 Feb 2009, 20:00 on BBC One
Synopsis:Maddy's son Ted does not want to go for a sleep-over at his friend's house, and so Maddy finds herself embroiled in a series of increasingly ridiculous lies in order to help him get out of it.
Credits: Maddy Riley Caroline Quentin Jim Riley Neil Dudgeon Katy Riley Lucinda Dryzek Danny Riley Taylor Fawcett Ted Jackson Patrick Nolan Rosie Riley Ava Lamb Rosie Riley Neve Lamb Alison Weaver Heather Craney Anthony Weaver John Bell Emily Charlotte Ritchie Policeman Ted Holden Delivery Man Nicholas Elliott Boy 1 Ricardo Walker Boy 2 James Bellamy Boy 3 Joel Davis