Andrea Dunbar.

Rita, Sue And Andrea Too

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about Andrea Dunbar. 1 episode in 2019. Stars Natalie Gavin, Claudia Jessie, Duncan Wisbey, James Quinn and others.

Rita, Sue And Andrea Too

Tragi comedy about life of Andrea Dunbar, creator of Rita, Sue And Bob Too

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Natalie Gavin, Claudia Jessie, Duncan Wisbey, James Quinn, Anjella Macintosh, Cara Jennings and Sophie Trott
Sean Grundy
Sean Grundy
Sally Harrison

Tragi-comic drama based on accounts of the life and career of Andrea Dunbar, the schoolgirl playwright from Bradford whose Rita, Sue And Bob Too took 1980s Britain by storm.

Told through the eyes and ears of friend and film director Jennie Howarth, the drama follows a young Andrea as she creates a visceral, acerbic and dark comedy about her own sexual exploitation.

Based on accounts from the people who worked with Andrea and were involved in the creation of stage-play and film Rita, Sue And Bob Too, this audio-biopic of the author's very short life remembers how she struggled to survive financially and how she battled to protect the authenticity of her original works - as they transferred from stage to film.

Production Details

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Also known as
  • Drama: Rita, Sue And Andrea Too (Other official name)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 7th June 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 2:15pm