Maxine Peake.

The Bottle Factory Outing

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama based on Beryl Bainbridge's book. 1 episode in 2019. Stars Diane Morgan, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Keeble and Sue Johnston.

The Bottle Factory Outing

Diane Morgan and Maxine Peake stage a reading of The Bottle Factory Outing

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Diane Morgan, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Keeble and Sue Johnston
Beryl Bainbridge and Abigail Youngman
Beth O'Dea

Maxine Peake and Diane Morgan met auditioning at drama school, where they fell in love with Beryl Bainbridge's darkly comic novel The Bottle Factory Outing. They've wanted to play Freda and Brenda, the hapless yet hilarious central characters, ever since.

And so here they are, performing it at the BBC Radio Theatre, where they start by introducing it to the audience and talking about their love for the book and what makes it so good.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th January 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:30pm
Episode length
45 minutes

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