Man At The Helm.

Man At The Helm

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about children trying to find their mum a boyfriend. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Eloise Webb, Fern Deacon, Ben Barker, Amanda Hale and others.

Man At The Helm

Comedy about the madcap schemes of three children to find their recently divorced mum a new man

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Eloise Webb, Fern Deacon, Ben Barker, Amanda Hale, Jason Barnett, James Lailey, Elizabeth Bennett and Adie Allen
Writers
Nina Stibbe and Amanda Whittington
Director
Gemma Jenkins

Adaptation of Nina Stibbe's comic novel set in 1970s Leicestershire.

Set in a small Leicestershire village in the 1970s, this four-part comedy drama is about the madcap schemes of three children to cheer up their recently divorced mum, Elizabeth. Struggling to cope, she has taken to drinking and compulsive playwriting - neither of which impresses villagers already deeply suspicious of an attractive divorcee. Top of their list is to find her a new man in the hope that it will appease the hostile locals.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 5th October 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 26th October 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 11:00pm