Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican's Support Group

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra stand-up / sketch show. 10 episodes (2 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Sarah Millican, Simon Day and Ruth Bratt.

Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican's Support Group

Radio comedy in which Sarah Millican plays a life counsellor and modern day agony aunt. She dishes out advice to the studio audience

Genres
Stand-Up, Sketch Show
Broadcast
2010 - 2011
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra
Episodes
10   (2 series)
Starring
Sarah Millican, Simon Day and Ruth Bratt
Writer
Sarah Millican
Producer
Lianne Coop

Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt. Sarah wants everyone to live life to the full and she's got tons of ideas of how to help - in the same way the busybody at the end of the street dishes out advice whether anyone wants to hear it or not.

Sarah aims to tackle the nation's problems head on with the help - or hindrance - of her Support Group. The resident 'experts' are sexist taxi driver Terry, and snooty Marion, who has an Open University degree in counselling.

The issues they must tackle include a middle-class widow who calls out a plumber and decides she'd like more than just her pipes fixing but doesn't know how to approach him; a young man caught between his current and first love; a 50-year-old glamorous granny who has rediscovered life and is enjoying online dating and drinking in the park (albeit a nice merlot in a National Trust Estate); and a sensitive butcher who likes to spend every waking moment with his girlfriends but can't understand why they might not be so keen on him.

The characters and problems are fictitious but Sarah also consults the audience for their take on the situation - with funny, and sometimes heartfelt, results.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 18th February 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 6th June 2011 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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