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.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Wednesday 5th October 2016

Amanda Whittington's adaptation of Nina Stibbe's comic novel set in 1970s Leicestershire about the madcap schemes of three kids to find their recently divorced mum a new man.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Wednesday 12th October 2016

Local handyman Charlie Bates is not on the man list but the kids are prepared to give him a shot when their mum falls for him because he looks like Frank Sinatra.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Wednesday 19th October 2016

The kids begin to wonder if Charlie Bates is reliable man at the helm material and decide the local vet is a much better option.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Wednesday 26th October 2016

In dire financial straits, Elizabeth has to get a job and she is soon having run-ins with her new boss.