Rude Not To. Image shows from L to R: Veronica (Sherrie Hewson), Bobby (Gemma Whelan). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Rude Not To

BBC Radio 4 sitcom pilot about a mother and daughter. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Gemma Whelan and Sherrie Hewson.

Rude Not To

Having suddenly left her husband of forty years, Bobby's mum parachutes into her life

BBC Radio 4
Gemma Whelan and Sherrie Hewson

Bobby has the usual problems that afflict London singletons. Like - how long should you wait to ask your boss out when his wife walks out on him? Without anyone else in the office finding out? While keeping your affair with the fire alarm maintenance guy under wraps? The usual sort of thing.

But that was before her Mum, Veronica, decided to unceremoniously dump her husband of forty years and show up on Bobby's doorstep with a glint in her eye and a determination to "live the Sex And The City lifestyle". Which might prove difficult in a flat above a chicken shop in Forest Gate.

Bobby is about to find out that there's no situation that can't be made more awkward by your mother showing up in four inch heels, three mojitos to the good.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th March 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 10th January 2020 at 11:30am