Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Olivia Colman.

Pauline Pepys's Dowry

Pauline Pepys's Dowry

Radio 4 pilot set in the 1660s starring Olivia Colman and David Mitchell

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Olivia Colman, David Mitchell, Sharon Horgan, Katherine Parkinson, Rebekah Staton, Tom Hollander and Dave Lamb
Amy Shindler and Beth Chalmers
Gareth Edwards

UK women are less likely than ever to find a long-term boyfriend and one in four will never marry. A disturbing statistic? Not as disturbing as it was in the 1660s: Meet Pauline Pepys, a woman with a busy brother, an awful best friend and a lovelorn love life.

London is a terrifying place to be single with a best friend who's your worst enemy, and living with your brother and his wife who hates you. Worst of all, it's 1660 and there's a plague.

Production Details

Part of

Happy Tuesdays

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 10th August 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 18th August 2018 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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