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O'Kane And Co

O'Kane And Co

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2009
  • 1 pilot

A pilot of an improvised half-hour comedy series featuring Irish comedian and actress Deirdre O'Kane confronting a variety of female subjects. Stars Deirdre O'Kane, Jackie Clune and Rowland Rivron.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Deirdre O'Kane, Jackie Clune and Rowland Rivron
Writers
Deirdre O'Kane, Jackie Clune and Rowland Rivron
Producer
Paul Russell
Companies

O'Kane And Co is a improvised half-hour comedy series featuring Irish comedian and actress Deirdre O'Kane confronting a variety of female subjects with a bit of help from her friends.

In this pilot episode, Deirdre is joined by actress Jackie Clune as they consider the subject of having a baby in hospital. As mothers of two and four children respectively, they both have personal experience of this challenging and sometimes controversial subject. While Deirdre has visited hospital twice, giving birth to a girl and a boy over four years, Jackie Clune had a daughter first and then gave birth to triplets from which she's only just recovering now - many years later.

The two of them discuss their collective experiences while relaxing in Deirdre's kitchen and after numerous stories they are also joined by comedian and broadcaster Rowland Rivron. Rowland has also experienced the joys of three sets of childbirth in three different hospitals; and gives a very different comic perspective to Deirdre and Jackie's children's births.

During the half-hour show, listeners eavesdrop on three funny, engaging people who share their - perhaps recognisable, certainly laugh-out-loud - memories of having children.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 17th April 2009 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes

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