Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me is a British Christmas special that aired on ITV on December 27, 2011 (two days after Christmas).


Jonathan Donald (Lawrence Fox) is a wealthy car dealer who is sentenced to 60 hours at The Moonbeam Club for young adults who have social and behavioural difficulties after drink driving. At the club Jonathan meets recently widowed Laura Cooper (Sarah Smart) but Laura doesn't like Jonathan's attitude toward the club and soon tells him to leave. Following leaving the club, Jonathan is forced to return by the judge for 100 hours and soon befriends 19-year-old Freddie Copeland (Jack McMullen) a gadget expert at the club. Jonathan learns that Freddie is dying of kidney failure and a genetic heart condition and this Christmas could be his last.

Freddie wishes for a family Christmas so Jonathan sets up a plan to help him much to Laura's despair. Jonathan soon tracks down Freddie's real mother but she refuses to accept that she is Freddie's mother so Jonathan alters his plan and with the help of Jonathan's best friend Charlie, Laura's mother Julia and some criminals led by fraudster Patsy Morgan (Tamzin Outhwaite) Jonathan makes Freddie's wish come true. Freddie dies in hospital after Christmas so Laura, Jonathan and The Moonbeam Club put his ashes into fireworks and set them off on 12 April as Freddie's last wish comes true.


  • Lawrence Fox as Jonathan Donald
  • Jack McMullen as Freddie Copeland
  • Sarah Smart as Laura Cooper
  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Patsy Morgan
  • David Westhead as Charlie
  • Marian McLoughlin as Julia
  • Davood Ghadami as Alex
  • Vahid Gold as Mark
  • Faye Daveney as Natasha
  • Calvin Demba as Terry
  • Larrisa Toussiant-Grant as Kate
  • Judy Flynn as Cathy
  • Debra Baker as Susie
  • Ann Beach as Grandma
  • Reece Beaumont as Peter
  • Bill Paterson as Judge Underwood
  • Ruth Kearney as Stacey
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