Lucy Porter In The Family Way. Lucy Porter. Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Lucy Porter In The Family Way

BBC Radio 4 stand-up about family. 1 pilot in 2018. Stars Lucy Porter and Luke Kempner.

Another series is in development.

Lucy Porter In The Family Way. Lucy Porter. Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Lucy Porter In The Family Way

Lucy Porter fronts songs, sketches and stand-up about family life

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Lucy Porter and Luke Kempner
Writer
Lucy Porter
Director
Gordon Kennedy
Producers
Marilyn Imrie, Gordon Kennedy and Chris Pye

In recent years, Lucy Porter has become a mum of two and a middle-aged orphan. In her brand new show, with the help of rising star Luke Kempner, Lucy explores her relationship with the concept of family, and the lasting effects of a childhood spent in Croydon.

Lucy gives helpful tips for children, parents and grandparents alike, and explains helicopter parenting, the value of benign neglect, and the rise of the tiger mother (a mother who comes to tea, eats all the buns and drinks all of daddy's beer.)

As she charts the life cycle of a typical nuclear family, Lucy addresses issues like siblings - why do we all think 'it'll be nice for them to have each other to play with' when no siblings have ever played together nicely since the dawn of time?

Lucy takes us right to the end of the parenting process - when you end up having to parent your own parents. How do you tempt your parents out of the Morrison's cafe? What do you do when your dad insists he's a major international songwriter? Why is it essential to carry a pound coin at all times?

Production Details

Part of

Radio 4 Stand Up Sunday

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 29th April 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 5th May 2018 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra
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