Crack along bay window ceiling

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    Bought a house (built 1935s) and painted over some quite fine lines/cracks at the top floor bay window, right where it meets the house. A few months later, it looks like the attached photos - the cracks have started to come back. Is this anything major to worry about? I did use cheap paint, so I'm hoping it's just that!! Can't see anything from the outside or on the sides, just going along the way of the joinery to the house.

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    please stand back at take some more pics. Full width of window, ceiling to floor and walls both sides

    also photos from the outside please to show how it's built

    It may be that the old ceiling in the bay is not tied in well to the house. There is probably a wooden beam trying to support the wall. Have the original wooden windowframes been removed?

    you may need to lift a floorboard in the room above to look into the space above the bay ceiling
     
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    Paint to fill cracks, you should go on dragons den, you’ll make a mint :D
     
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    Guess that's bottom of lintel and plasterboard in the bay. Tap with knuckle and lintel will be solid and plasterboard will be hollow. Where the two meet its cracked.

    Fill crack and sand and put wallrock lining over bay ceiling and paint.
     
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    That's great, thank you. Does it need immediate attention do you think?
     
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