Big Pies

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2010. Stars George Costigan, Katy Wix, Steffan Rhodri, Richard Nichols and Claire Cage.

Press Clippings

Gill Adams' Big Pies, which charted the romantic convergence of two losers in life and love (George Costigan and Katy Wix), was very funny. Underpinning the jolly rumbustiousness of her witty dialogue and Beryl Cook-style creations (apart from Steffan Rhodri's cameo as a grumpy pensioner) was a moving melancholia.

Moira Petty, The Stage, 6th September 2010

Elaine (Katy Wix) hated school, so didn't learn much reading and writing. She's become her father's carer, unhappy but scared she won't get another job.

Ron (George Costigan) hated school too, with similar consequences. And he's a widower, getting on, getting fat. They both sign up for night school to make up for lost time. They meet. They get on well. But long habits make them scared of revealing too much about the reasons they want to learn now.

So what does playwright Gill Adams have in store for them to make it all work out? Look again at that title.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 3rd September 2010