Love In A Glass Jar
A Radio 4 comedy drama about sperm donation. Eve and Patrick agree to a face-to-face meeting in a hotel room in order to carry out a transaction
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Niamh Cusack and Lorcan Cranitch
- Nancy Harris
- Steven Canny
Eve and Patrick are two strangers who get chatting on a dating website. They've agreed to a face-to-face meeting in a hotel room in order to carry out an unofficial sperm donation transaction. Patrick is in his late forties and separated from his wife. He has no children and harbours hopes of romancing Eve, whose online profile so beguiled him.
Eve is a successful single woman in her thirties and is tired of being let down by love. She wants a child and wants to know the father, but she doesn't want a man in her life.
Armed with cups, catheters and a host of erotic magazines, Eve struggles to keep their meeting strictly business. Unfortunately, Patrick yearns for something more from a situation that is proving to be more clinical than he had ever anticipated. What promised to be a simple "man-gives-woman-his-sperm-in-a-cup encounter" is suddenly fraught with emotion, complication and frustrated hopes.
The dynamic between them shifts and flows with comic and painful results as both Eve and Patrick struggle to come to terms with their loneliness and each other.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Friday 2nd October 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 20th September 2014 at 4:15am on Radio 4 Extra