• Publication date: February 1, 2012

Driving Lessons



A shy teenage boy attempts to escape from the influence of his domineering mother and his world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

  • Publication date: February 1, 2012

Driving Lessons

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Persia :

August 8, 2012 15:30 (KSA) ~ August 8, 2012 14:30 (CLT)

Ben is an awkward teenage boy whose reticence almost trespasses into total muteness.

After a lifetime of being reined in by his overbearing, Ben enters into the social world via his job as assistant to diva and washed-up actress Eve Walton.

Walton, unable to accept the disintegration of her once-lauded career, makes up stories of her life to tell Ben.

Her overdramatic flair for life awakens something in Ben, and, for the first time, he begins to assert himself and his ideas.

Of course, this is much to the chagrin of his pious mother, who struggles in her stern way to keep Ben on a leash.


  • Laura Linney
  • Rupert Grint
  • Julie Walters
  • Jim Norton
  • TamsinEgerton
  • Oliver Milburn
  • Michelle Duncan
  • Nicholas Farrell

Directed by:Jeremy Brock

Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual content and some thematic material