Barry's Lunch Club. Barry From Watford (Alex Lowe).

Barry's Lunch Club

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Alex Lowe, Stephanie Cole and Philip Pope.

Barry's Lunch Club. Image shows from L to R: Hilary (Stephanie Cole), Barry From Watford (Alex Lowe), Peter (Philip Pope).

Barry's Lunch Club

Radio 4 series starring the character Barry From Watford

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 29th April 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Friday 20th May 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 17th April 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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