Image shows from L to R: Tracy Ann Oberman, Sarah Lancashire.

Pat And Margaret

Pat And Margaret

Radio adaptation of Victoria Wood's bitter-sweet comedy about two sisters reunited on a live television show

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Tracy Ann Oberman, Sarah Lancashire, Imelda Staunton, Claire Skinner, Andrew Dunn, Thelma Barlow, Rachel Davies, Danny Webb and others
Writers
Victoria Wood and John Foley
Director
Marion Nancarrow
Producer
Marion Nancarrow

Pat And Margaret is Victoria Wood's bitter-sweet comedy about two sisters reunited on a live television show, adapted for radio by John Foley.

Two sisters, one a Hollywood star, the other a motorway café waitress, have happily forgotten about each other. But they are reunited in a very public way, live on television.

Pat is the glamorous face of an American soap; Margaret a waitress in a motorway café in Lancashire. They are sisters, but haven't seen each other for 27 years. Brought together in the full public glare of the popular television show Magic Moments, they have no choice but to seem thrilled. But a darker past lies behind their reunion.

"I'm glamorous, attractive, I have enough sexual charisma to open a factory. She's fat, Northern, working-class - of course she wants to be my sister," says Pat.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 25th December 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 3:15pm
Episode length
90 minutes