My Brilliant Divorce
Geraldine Aron's radio adaptation of her Olivier-nominated West End hit, a comedy drama about surviving divorce with your sense of humour intact
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Caroline Quentin, James Lance, Claire-Marie Hall, Sally Grace and Matt Addis
- Geraldine Aron
- Liz Anstee
Geraldine Aron's radio adaptation of her Olivier-nominated West End hit, a comedy drama about surviving divorce with your sense of humour intact.
Good-natured, slightly overweight, former window-dresser Angela (declared age 39, real age 51) thinks her marriage will last forever. But suddenly her husband Max, who has an irritatingly round head, loses his heart to beautiful young Rosa and moves out.
Cheerful about her unexpected freedom at first, Angela's spirits begin to droop as she copes with a mother who won't acknowledge the break-up because she considers divorce 'common', a misogynous solicitor, and Christmas alone (apart from Dexter the family dog and a number of help-line counsellors).
She gets regular updates on the wild expenditure and goings-on at the love nest via her cleaner, Meena, whose sister Leena - also a cleaner - works for Max.
As she tells us of the ups and downs of her life and wryly observes how society treats freshly single women of a certain age, Angela learns how to deal with - and even enjoy - life on her own.
Eccentric, poignant and funny, Angela's journey will resonate with anybody who's lived through a break up.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Thursday 5th September 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Thursday 19th July 2018 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra