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Barbara Nice

BBC Radio 2 sitcom about a Stockport housewife. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Janice Connolly, John Henshaw and Angela Curran.

Janice Connolly.

Barbara Nice

Sitcom starring Janice Connolly and John Henshaw as husband and wife Barbara and Ken Nice

2015 - 2017
BBC Radio 2
5   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Janice Connolly, John Henshaw and Angela Curran
Janice Connolly
Rebecca Papworth

Sitcom about a couple with very different ideas on how to spend the golden age of retirement.

Set in Stockport, the mum-of-two from Kings Heath is worried she and her husband, Ken, are at risk of adding to the numbers of silver splitters. With Ken recently retired, Barbara is starting to realise they have nothing in common. His idea of retirement involves a marathon session of the daytime television quiz show Pointless, which doesn't fit with Barbara's idea of a well-spent golden age.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase

Production company
Also known as
  • Radio 2's Comedy Showcase: Barbara Nice
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th November 2015 on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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