Tannie Maria (Maria Doyle Kennedy)
Maria Purvis has taken to the “Tannie” title like a duck to water. She seems scatter-brained, but make no mistake, those darting eyes are taking in everything. She’s a kind, empathetic, cheerful, polite people pleaser on the surface, but if you want to know what’s really going on with her, try her cooking. Maria longs for passion and companionship, but there’s a dead, abusive husband in her past, and she’s dodging phonecalls from a Scottish policeman. Her pet chicken’s name is Morag.