- BBC Radio 4
- 4 (1 series)
- Alex Lowe, Stephanie Cole and Philip Pope
- Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-Taylor
- Alex Walsh-Taylor
This stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom plays out in real-time as if listeners are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.
Self-styled lifestyle guru, 82 year-old Barry from Watford invites an audience to his weekly Lunch Club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.
Barry is a cockney who moved to the suburbs during the war. He doesn't reflect on the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.