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Clare in the Community

Series 8 & 9 plus the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Special
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Radio & TV, Entertainment
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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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 instalment 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, as do the horrors of a team-building exercise. Together they must deal with shattering news concerning Ray, whilst on more than one occasion Clare finds herself in hot water at work.

Meanwhile at home the challenges of raising their son puts a terrible strain on Clare and Brian’s marriage, one which even relationship counselling can’t repair. Just how will it all turn out in the end?

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden, and with a supporting cast including Alex Lowe, Nina Conti, Richard Lumsden and Liza Tarbuck, the exploits of Clare continue to delight and entertain her legion of fans.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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If You're New to BBC....

This is a great place to start! If you've ever watched PBS and seen Doc Martin, Are You Being Served or Keeping Up Appearances, then you know that the British humor can be sharp, witty, sarcastic and sometimes beguiling. I love these audiobooks because you hear or learn something new about many different cultures and people. It is very a funny and poignant series because she is a social worker dealing with the people in her community and the choices she has to help them make. All the while dealing with her own hectic crazy life.

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  • Antonia
  • 09-28-16

Absolutely brilliant!

I can't get enough of this series, Sally Phillips and the rest of the cast are very funny and just superb!

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  • Lucy Holden
  • 07-11-15

Entertaining All The Way Through Series 1 to 8

I would really like more. I have listened to the again and again. I love sharing these books as I know others will love them.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-10-18

Sally Phillips Is excellent

I wish they made Clare in the community for tv, it would be so funny. If you like comedy that makes you laugh and you don't expect what they say to be said at the most awkward moment's then this is for you.

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  • John Joesph McCauley
  • 02-23-18

laughed so much will buy the next !!!!

100% brilliant laughed listened to it many times still made me laugh clever funny original

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  • charlie
  • 09-01-17

LoL

Funny often two levels of humour ideal for family listening
Characters are well thought out

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  • di
  • 04-13-17

very good

loved it good laugh read the lot and enjoyed every bit thanks for the enjoyment

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  • Daisychick
  • 06-18-15

Loved every minute of this!

I have enjoyed EVERY series of CITC so far, this is by far the best. Sally Phillips brings a depth to Clare that helps you to understand why she is the way she is. Loved Nina Conti too, such talent from all of the cast. Excellent comedy writing and a realistic portrayal of the struggle against the system! Can't wait for series 10! :-)

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  • JANE PRIOR
  • 04-18-15

Superb

Clare in the community is one of the funniest radio comedies ever. Brilliantly performed. From series one to nine there isn't a dull moment. I laughed out loud so often it was a tonic

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  • S
  • 02-26-15

Amazing

I highly recommend this to all ages so pleas go and see this amazing performance just unbelievable please go and see it

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