Barbara Nice. Barbara Nice (Janice Connolly). Copyright: BBC.

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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Scare

Barbara is convinced that Ken needs a health check-up and is horrified to discover that she is the one the doctors are interested in. She suspects the worst and is determined to fulfil some lifetime ambitions recruiting Mary and Ken into her misguided plans.

Further details

Ever-dramatic Barbara makes a bucket list after being told she has high-blood pressure. The list includes her recreating Marilyn Monroe's famous scene in the Seven Year Itch by standing on a chair in her white terry dressing gown as mate Mary blows a hairdryer up her robe. Refusing to accept her ill-health "born busy" Barbara even challenges her doctor to star jumps and shuttle runs.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th March 2017
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Janice Connolly Barbara Nice
John Henshaw Ken Nice
Angela Curran Mary
Guest cast
Ameet Chana Doctor
Jo Enright (as Josephine Enright) Consultant
Toby Tilling Receptionist
Writing team
Janice Connolly Writer
Production team
Rebecca Papworth Producer

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