Julia Sutherland.

A Funny Kind Of...

BBC Radio Scotland chat show / stand-up hosted by Julia Sutherland. 13 episodes (5 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Julia Sutherland.

Funny Kind Of Family, Episode 2

Julia Sutherland explores the family lives of comedians Deborah Frances White, Ashley Storrie and Nat Luurtsema to discover incredible situations and unbelievable stories and uncover the funny side of modern-day taboos.

Further details

Deborah Frances White is a successful writer and comedian based in London and she has always known that she was adopted at birth. With the advent of the internet she was able to find her biological mother and shares her story of meeting her new family for the first time on the other side of the world.

Ashley Storrie is the daughter of another stand-up comedian, and with an autistic father and a family with a broad criminal history, growing up the same as "normal" families would was never going to happen. She tells us of the normality of being surrounded by secrets and surreptitious movements, whilst coping with the troubles that every teenager faces growing up.

Closing the show Nat Luurtsema tells her true story of her traumatic relationship breakup and subsequently having to move back in with her parents at 28. She discovers that whilst she has grown up and changed, her parents haven't realised. The troubles of being independent whilst living under their roof are apparent and lead to some hilarious circumstances.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th March 2015
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Julia Sutherland Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Deborah Frances-White Guest
Ashley Storrie Guest
Nat Luurtsema Guest

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