Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.

Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children

BBC Radio 4 stand-up series from Ashley Blaker. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Ashley Blaker, Ami Blaker, Ophie Blaker, Simi Blaker and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 11:30am. Episode 4
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Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne.

Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children

Stand-up series from Ashley Blaker about his family

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2021
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Ashley Blaker, Ami Blaker, Ophie Blaker, Simi Blaker, Soroh Blaker, Sruly Blaker, Bina Blaker, Shelley Blond and others
Writer
Ashley Blaker
Producer
Steve Doherty

Following on from Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide To Judaism, this series of four half hours is a mix of stand-up and observational documentary that moves beyond Blaker's Orthodox Judaism and meets his extraordinary family. All recorded in the Blakers' unusual home and featuring the voices of his real family.

As parents of six children, Blaker and his wife, Gemma are trying to raise a family in a world that is only really set up for having two or three. On top of that, the Blakers' children are not just any kids: three have special needs - two autistic boys and an adopted girl with Down Syndrome - and 6.5 Children sensitively finds the funny in raising children with disabilities. Naturally, an entire episode of the show will deal with lockdown when the Blakers had to home-school half a dozen children at once.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune is We Are Family by Sister Sledge.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th July 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Friday 23rd July 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes