Jack Rooke: Good Grief. Copyright: BBC.

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about mortality. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Jack Rooke and Josie Rooke.

Jack Rooke: Good Grief. Jack Rooke. Copyright: BBC.

Jack Rooke: Good Grief

Stand-up show about death, performed by Jack Rooke

BBC Radio 4
Jack Rooke and Josie Rooke
Jack Rooke
Paul Sheehan

We may not like to think about it, but statistics show one in every one of us will die. In Good Grief, 22 year-old Jack Rooke, whose own father passed away unexpectedly during his GCSEs, celebrates lost loved ones and explores how to find happiness after tragedy.

An adaptation of Jack's critically acclaimed debut Edinburgh show, Good Grief celebrates lost loved ones and finding happiness after tragedy. At 15 years-old, Jack was an old man trapped in a child's body, he listened to Woman's Hour, wrote poetry and read the classics, whilst his Jack-the-lad dad encouraged him to go off road racing and live life. But Jack's premature middle age was thrown into chaos when during his GCSEs his dad unexpectedly died of cancer.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th March 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 24th March 2020 at 11:00pm

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