In the episode Labour Pains, Zoe Wanamaker spanks her grown up daughter, the lovely Daniela Denby-Ashe, over the knee. The pair have both applied for the same job as children’s TV presenters and mother/daughter rivalries spill over during the audition.
Janey has been asking for a spanking ever since this show began 10 years ago and she finally got her just deserts in what is scheduled to be the last ever series. She was threatened with a spanking in series 5 too, in an episode called Going Dental, but this time it was by her long suffering dad played by Robert Lindsay. He uses a similar line to the mother in the clip: “You’re not too old to have a spanking.”
Daniela would have been 25 at the time of the first threat. And now she is 33 but still not too old!
Update (2012) : Daniela is currently starring as a very foxy school teacher in another BBC series Waterloo Road.