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The Ladies

The Ladies

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008 - 2010
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

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

Key details

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

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'.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 17th December 2008 at 11:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 11th August 2010 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
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