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Little Lifetimes By Jenny Eclair

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama starring the country's leading actresses. 30 episodes (6 series), 2014 - 2020. Stars Jenny Eclair.

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Little Lifetimes - Series 1-6

Little Lifetimes - Series 1-6

A sparkling collection of comic monologues by Jenny Eclair, about women facing pivotal moments in their lives.

In these funny, poignant short stories, voiced by some of Britain's finest actresses, we are introduced to 29 very different women as they open their hearts and share their secrets.

Here are tales of love, grief, revenge and adventure, told by a wealth of fascinating characters. There'' Bea, a top cook who's about to prepare a very special birthday cake for her husband, Christine, who takes up watercolours and discovers inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places, Patsy, a rock star's wife with a past and Penny, who takes looking after her boss a bit too far.

From a grandmother visiting a posh supermarket to buy her grandchildren a meal they won't forget, to a cleaner who discovers some secrets behind the Farrow and Ball doors of the middle-class homes she visits, every one of the women we meet has a memorable, moving and surprising tale to tell....

Among the star narrators are Lesley Sharp, Anita Dobson, Imelda Staunton, Josie Lawrence, Frances Barber, Samantha Bond, Doon Mackichan and Anne Reid.

First released: Thursday 20th August 2020