Charlotte And Lillian. Image shows from L to R: Charlotte (Helen Monks), Lillian (Miriam Margolyes). Copyright: Giddy Goat Productions
Charlotte And Lillian

Charlotte And Lillian

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Comedy about a young woman and a beligerent old bat. Stars Helen Monks and Miriam Margolyes.

Charlotte And Lillian. Image shows from L to R: Charlotte (Helen Monks), Lillian (Miriam Margolyes). Copyright: Giddy Goat Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12 (3 series)
Stars
Helen Monks and Miriam Margolyes
Writers
Holly Walsh and Kat Sommers
Producers
Lucy Armitage and Colin Anderson
Companies

In the throes of splitting up from her boyfriend, 29-year-old Charlotte is determined to prove she's not as self-centred as he says she is. She signs up as a volunteer to visit the elderly, expecting to be paired with a frail and needy old lady who's full of gratitude and appreciation for such a selfless act. Instead she meets 82-year-old Lillian, a belligerent and feisty old bat who sees through her in an instant.

Needless to say, they don't get on - but Charlotte and Lillian's conflicting outlooks on life belie a striking similarity in their personalities. Both are profoundly selfish, self-involved and stubborn; both are quietly curious about each other (though they'd never dream of admitting it); and both are lonely.

With every visit, their arguments grow more heated, the resolutions more uneasy and the outcomes more entertaining, as Charlotte and Lillian discover eye-opening truths about themselves and each other.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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