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The Ladies

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 8 episodes (2 series), 2008 - 2010. Stars Emily Watson Howes, Kate Donmall, Fran Moulds and Susanna Hislop.

The Ladies

Radio sketch show created by Emily Watson Howes set in a ladies' public toilet. With Kate Donmall, Fran Moulds, Susanna Hislop

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2008 - 2010
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Creator
Emily Watson Howes
Starring
Emily Watson Howes, Kate Donmall, Fran Moulds and Susanna Hislop
Writer
Emily Watson Howes
Producers
Helen Williams and Mark Talbot

Written and created by Emily Watson Howes (the wife of stand-up comedian Mark Watson), The Ladies is a series of narrative comedy sketches set in a ladies' public toilet.

Each episode is a microcosm of female relationships and understandings about friendship, vanity, aspiration and the things tipsy women sing to themselves when they think no one's listening. The series featured various women as they come and go, mirroring the continuous traffic of the ladies' room.

The Ladies was adapted from the all-female sketch show WC, which was performed at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe by Watson Howes' sketch troupe 'The Umbrella Girls'.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 17th December 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:15pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 11th August 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 30th March 2011 at 11:15pm

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