Rebecca Enham, universally known as "Beck", is the rather stern matriarch of the Enham family of South Kensington. She is wife to Tom and mother to Hillary and Syd; another son, Dag, works away from home. Her one pleasure is "junction spotting", a variant of trainspotting which involves observing road junctions. Like the rest of the Enhams, she eats rodents. We later find out that she grew up in north Devon.