Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them. She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank. But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her?
"I laughed, I cried"
It only took one night to tear a family apart. Artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. As Edwina takes the estate agent from room to room, she finds herself transported back to her life as a young mother. Back to her twins, Rowena and Charlie, and a stepson she cannot bring herself to mention by name.
Here is Jenny Eclair's Perrier Award-winning show, filmed live at Her Majesty's Theatre in London and presented uncut. Eclair roamed the stage like a caged cat, throwing out comic incendiaries to the shocked but spellbound audience. Her topics included sex, women's magazines, why male stand-up comedians are useless in bed, food snobbery, theme pubs, smoking, and female flatulence. Though undeniably earthy and unashamedly coarse, this was top-notch observational comedy from a top-form performer.
Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo return with a second series about being an 'older' mother. Cass Mason is finding motherhood age 47 tough. She barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep; she fears she may be turning into a zombie. Not only does Cass have to deal with Florence, the rest of the family aren't much help. Will Ken ever get a job, will her designer-clad sister even offer to hold a drooling baby and are her two grown children really contemplating moving back home?
Jenny Eclair delivers a take-no-prisoners brand of stand-up that combines ruthless honesty and explosive bile, delivered with breathless energy and an engaging smile that, while not diminishing the power of her material, helps make it more palatable.
A late-night, adult comedy show presented by award-winning comedienne, Jenny Éclair. Filmed from the guest's home, the show takes an acerbic look at the world from Jenny's prospective with gossip and humorous conversation in an informal setting.