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

Charlotte And Lillian

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about two women. 8 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2019. Stars Helen Monks and Miriam Margolyes.

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

Charlotte And Lillian

Comedy about a young woman and a beligerent old bat

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017 - 2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Starring
Helen Monks and Miriam Margolyes
Writers
Holly Walsh and Kat Sommers
Producer
Lucy Armitage

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th September 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 30th October 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes