Richard Lumsden.

The Rosenthals: Thin Ice

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama tribute to Jack Rosenthal. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Richard Lumsden, Georgia Groome, Helen Monks, Susannah Wise and others.

The Rosenthals: Thin Ice

A comedy drama tribute to Jack Rosenthal, written by his daughter Amy Rosenthal

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Richard Lumsden, Georgia Groome, Helen Monks, Susannah Wise, Sam Perry, Charlie Clements and Sanchia McCormack
Amy Rosenthal
Marion Nancarrow
Marion Nancarrow

This tribute from playwright Amy Rosenthal to her father, the award-winning dramatist and writer Jack Rosenthal, is the final part of a trilogy of plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Amy adapted two of his plays, The Rosenthals: Eskimo Day and The Rosenthals: Cold Enough For Snow, which were broadcast in two Saturday Drama slots.

This play is her tribute to him, inspired by an unusual pact they made when she - very reluctantly - went to university in 1993. While her father's plays explored empty nest syndrome from the parents' point of view, Amy's play looks at it, as she describes it, from the bird's perspective. Jack Rosenthal died in 2004.

Amy introduces her play and talks about how her view of her father's plays and stories has changed with the distance of 20 years.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 8th May 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 31st May 2018 at 2:15pm