‘I never once attended a Sunday morning church service in Stanford. There was always the feeling that they weren’t aimed at families like ours.’ Pam Ayres was the sixth child in a hard-up family who lived in a council house, her parents’ generation were harrowed by the war. Yet they lived by the green in the village of Stanford in the Vale, where everything you needed was within walking distance and the sound of motorcars was rarely heard.
A third selection of verses, stories and sketches from the much-loved poet and comedian. Pam Ayres brings you four brand new shows made up of a delightful mix of poems, personal stories, and sketches on subjects that have recently inspired her: "In The Doghouse", "Passion", "On Yer Bike", and "Shopping".
The complete first series of the hilarious gardening comedy starring Pam Ayres and Geoffrey Whitehead.
"A Great Way to Spend Time in the Garden"
Warm and witty, direct and droll, the sharply funny Pam Ayres has been amusing and entertaining her many fans for years. Her humorous observations of daily life touch a chord with anybody who's ever been bewildered by the exercise craze or has yearned after the vanished Spotted Dick.
"joyfullll + thoughfull"
Pam Ayres' stage show has been a sell-out success throughout the world. With her natural warmth and wit she builds up a rapport with the audience that guarantees an evening of fun and laughter. Pam's reflections on daily life bring a chuckle of recognition from people of all ages. Whether she's reminiscing about the spartan conditions on a caravan holiday in the fifties, or describing her less-than-spectacular prowess in a nineties' gym, her wonderfully accurate wit is always a delight.
These four brand new shows, made up of a delightful mix of poems, personal stories and sketches, are themed around the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Pam is once again joined by actors Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead for sketches about topics including the May elections, spring cleaning, keeping cool, wedding gifts, Parents' Evening, bonfires, competitive ailments and the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Writer, poet, and broadcaster Pam Ayres has been making her fans smile for more than 30 years, since her first television appearance on Opportunity Knocks. This recording is taken from Pam's live shows for her BBC Radio 4 series Ayres on the Air and is packed with her usual mix of comic poetry, prose, and droll observations on life.