Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne
Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children

Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Stand-up series from Ashley Blaker about his family. Also features Ami Blaker, Ophie Blaker, Simi Blaker, Soroh Blaker, Sruly Blaker and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2
Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Theme tune is We Are Family by Sister Sledge.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th July 2021 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Friday 30th July 2021 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4

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