Miracles R Us. Image shows from L to R: Sylvia (Anna Massey), Caroline (Deborah Findlay). Copyright: BBC
Miracles R Us

Miracles R Us

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2010
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Radio comedy starring Deborah Findlay and Anna Massey as two diverse women running a cleaning service together. Stars Deborah Findlay and Anna Massey.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Domestic Arrangements

Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to protect a bachelor from becoming ensnared.

Further details

The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client. He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future. She is arriving next week, expecting to stay with him. He doesn't want to be brutal but is desperate to be rid of her. Can MiraclesRus help?

Caroline says it's not what they're there for. Sylvia says it is. She suggests that Caroline should pretend to be his wife. Caroline refuses, she's had her fill of being a wife. It is decided instead that Sylvia will pretend to be his resident mother. Unfortunately, the American warms to Sylvia and her presence in the household is seen to be an asset. So Caroline is called upon to act the wife after all, to retrieve a dangerous situation and the promised fee. The plan works, the academic returns to America and Caroline finds she has enjoyed herself - she and the client have an unexpected rapport. But, to Sylvia's disappointment, Caroline backs away. The last thing she needs in her life is another duplicitous man.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th May 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 13th February 2012 11:00pm Radio 4
Wednesday 4th February 2015 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th February 2015 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 17th February 2017 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 17th February 2017 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 18th February 2017 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 29th May 2020 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 29th May 2020 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 30th May 2020 5:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Deborah Findlay Caroline
Anna Massey Sylvia
Guest cast
David Horovitch James Linnet
Laura Shavin Mary Beth Haldeman
Writing team
Lesley Bruce Writer
Production team
Katie Tyrrell Producer

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