Lucy Porter.

Lucy And Gina's Special Relationship

BBC Radio 4 comedy about transatlantic friendship. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Lucy Porter and Gina Yashere.

Lucy And Gina's Special Relationship

Friends Gina Yashere and Lucy Porter have a long-distance talk across the Atlantic

BBC Radio 4
Lucy Porter and Gina Yashere
Frank Stirling

Comedians Lucy Porter and Gina Yashere are old friends with lots in common. Both in their mid-40s, both grew up in London, they're both still gigging and both broadcast regularly, sometimes with an eye on the news.

Gina on The Daily Show in the US, Lucy on Radio 4's The Now Show. But most often their observational material is based on what's going on in their own lives.

There are major differences too. Lucy lives in London, a working mother, married, runs comedy gigs for mothers with babies, and is often too tired to party. Gina lives in LA with her girlfriend, still has time to party, but is usually too tired because of her endless tours and her new TV sitcom.

They've lost touch.

Now they're making up for that with a transatlantic conversation down the line. In this long-distance reunion, they compare very different lives as they catch up on their local news, daily problems and obsessions, and dispense probably unwanted advice to each other on lifestyle, work and cultural d├ętente. Subjects include diet, drive by shootings and personal hygiene.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 20th February 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes