Sally Phillips stars as Clare in the first series of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy. Like plenty before her, social worker Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other people's problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, she is entirely lacking in self-awareness, making her encounters with colleagues, family, and her partner, Brian, wonderfully entertaining and richly comic.
"Not bad, just not laugh-out-loud funny"
Here's the second in the Radio 4 comedy series based on the long running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section. Clare (Sally Phillips: Smack the Pony, etc), like many before her, has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis.
These six episodes find Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, struggling once again to control her professional and private life.
In these six episodes, Clare’s mother piles pressure onto her faltering relationship with Brian, Clare and Brian are encouraged to share their interests at couples counselling and nominations are required for the Social Worker of the Year Award. Clare discovers that Helen’s son Gareth is not spending his gap year in Borneo, Brian is amazed that Clare has remembered Valentine’s Day and Ray’s colleagues celebrate his civil partnership.
The complete 10th series of the Sony Award-winning comedy series - plus a Christmas special. "The best comedy on radio." (Moira Petty, The Stage) Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, continues to struggle with her professional and private lives in these seven hilarious episodes, which include a special Christmas edition of the show.
Matt Berry plays a corrupt and bizarre hypnotherapist taking unsuspecting clients on twisted, misleading journeys through their subconscious. Each episode sees the doctor dealing with a different client who has come to him for a different problem (quitting smoking, fear of water, etc).
Sally Phillips stars as the social worker with all the PC jargon but none of the practical solutions in a further six episodes of the radio sitcom. Duration: 3 hours approx.
Sally Phillips stars as Clare in this sparkling collection of 13 comic episodes. Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, returns in these 13 episodes, which includes a special installment recorded live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As if the upheaval of moving offices and embracing hot-desking weren’t enough for Clare and her colleagues at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre, the threat of redundancies hangs over them.
Six full-cast contemporary tales of terror from horror legends Hammer Films: terror underwater in a helicopter crash simulator in Stephen Gallagher's 'The Box'... a neighbourhood clean-up campaign stirs up an ancient evil in 'The Fixation' by Mark Morris... the hate-filled words of an internet troll come to life in 'Sticks and Stones' by Robin Ince... a broken-down St Petersburg lift holds unimaginable terrors in Christopher Fowler's 'The Devil in the Darkness'... bingo, knitting and murder in 1970s suburbia in 'Spanish Ladies' by Paul Magrs... and myths and mosters on a Greek party island in 'Don't Go There,' by Stephen Volk.
"Great British Horror"
It's 1972 and Vince Cosmos is all the rage. He's the enigmatic Glam Rock star who sings about being an alien and whose followers worship him. Poppy Munday is the secretary of his fan club - Sunderland chapter - and all her dreams are about to come truewhen she finds herself drwan into the strange orbit of the Seventies' most fabulous star. But what if Vince Cosmos really is an alien? One engaged in a secret battle with aliens already on Earth?
"Are you sure you can take the pain" she asked? "I think so, I gulped." "Here we go then" she said, and handed me the receipt! This is the hilarious spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey. A story of one man's journey into a world of pleasure and pain and the occasional spot of fungal rot! Read by Alex Lowe ( Clare In the Community, and Barry from Watford), and sexy Amelia Clay. Fifty Sheds of Grey--Hotter, steamier---and damper!