Jail Mates. Image shows from L to R: Gerry (Gary Little), Jenny (Julia Sutherland). Copyright: Dabster Productions
Jail Mates

Jail Mates

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a 40-something, adventure-seeking mum who writes to a man in prison. Stars Julia Sutherland, Gary Little and Rosco McClelland.

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Jenny, a 40 something adventure-seeking mum forced to move back in with her parents in a posh suburb of Glasgow, registers with a website called Jailmates.com and begins a corresponding with inmate Gerry.

Further details

Jenny is a 40 something, adventure-seeking mum, forced to move back in with her parents in a posh suburb of Glasgow, after her marriage broke down (in no small part due to her lust for life...and the gardener!). Bored of her life back in this middle-class enclave, and in a search of some excitement, she's registered with a website called Jailmates.com and begun corresponding with inmate Gerry, a fellow Glaswegian from the other side of town, currently serving 18 months for stealing books and selling them online.

Their backgrounds and experiences of life couldn't be more different - on a day-to-day basis, Jenny worries about not fitting in with the other mums at the school gate, while Gerry's just trying to make it through the day unscathed.

Jenny is frustrated by the expectations placed upon her by the world, constantly rejecting pressure to conform, and - albeit in starkly different circumstances - Gerry is too.

Through this series of letters, they discover a common ground and compatibility, but will a relationship develop?

Broadcast details

Friday 12th February 2016
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 13th February 2016 11:30am Radio Scot
Friday 6th January 2017 1:30pm Radio Scot
Saturday 7th January 2017 11:30am Radio Scot

Cast & crew

Julia Sutherland Jenny
Gary Little Gerry
Rosco McClelland Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Julia Sutherland Writer
Gary Little Writer
Production team
Richard Melvin Producer

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