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Clare In The Community

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a social worker. 73 episodes (12 series), 2004 - 2019. Stars Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Nina Conti, Richard Lumsden and others.

Series 10, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Friday at 7am.

Series 8

1. Hot Desk

First broadcast: Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Social Worker Clare Barker and her colleagues have to move offices and embrace hot desking. All this while Clare has a new student to wet nurse. Meanwhile, Brian is struggling to keep control in the classroom.


2. On Expenses

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th January 2013

With society collapsing all around her, Clare is appalled to be stuck indoors bean counting. But the Sparrowhawk Family Centre's expenses do not add up.


3. Fifty Shades of Ray

First broadcast: Wednesday 16th January 2013

The Sparrowhawk Family Centre team's anxiety over redundancies is overshadowed when they hear some shattering news concerning Ray.


4. Nanny State

First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Brian and Clare are struggling with childcare for their son Thomas, when Clare bumps into their beloved nanny, who they sacked.


5. The Scapegoat

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th January 2013

After an unprofessional mishap at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre, one of the social workers needs to fall on their sword.


6. The Parent Trap

First broadcast: Wednesday 6th February 2013

Clare is relishing the role of acting team leader at the family centre but at home she is not relishing a visit from Brian's mother.


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Clare In The Community - Series Eight & Nine

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Release date: Thursday 13th November 2014

Sally Phillips stars as Clare in this sparkling collection of 13 comic episodes.

Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, returns in these 13 episodes, which includes a special instalment recorded live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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