HighLites. Beverley (Lorraine Ashbourne). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 11 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2009 - 2012. Stars Lorraine Ashbourne, Rosie Cavaliero, Stephanie Racine and Sarah Thom.


Comedy drama set in and around a hairdressing salon in Bridgford

Comedy Drama
2009 - 2012
BBC Radio 4
11   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Lorraine Ashbourne, Rosie Cavaliero, Stephanie Racine and Sarah Thom
Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding
Jessica Dromgoole

HighLites started off as a one-off Radio 4 comic drama in the Afternoon Play spot, before becoming a series.

HighLites is the enduring comedy of Bev, the bitter and vindictive chief stylist and Shirley, her fond and foolish assistant.

Bridgford is blessed with the meanest, and most stupid, hairdresser in Britain. Bev's lifestyle has brought the salon to the point of bankruptcy and she'll do anything to keep it afloat. Deciding against Shirley's suggestion of dog-clipping, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

For Series 2 - which was broadcast in Radio 4's 15 Minute Drama slot - the country's worst hairdressers go mobile.

Production Details

Production company
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 15th December 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 12th October 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Last repeat
Monday 8th March 2021 at 2:20am on Radio 4 Extra