The Specials.

The Specials

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an autistic boy. 1 pilot in 2019. Stars Ruth Jones, Charlie Lock, Simon Armstrong, Liwsi Kilcourse and others.

The Specials.

The Specials

Comedy about an autistic boy living with his mother

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Ruth Jones, Charlie Lock, Simon Armstrong, Liwsi Kilcourse, Eirlys Bellin and Nadia Kamil
Jenny Laville
Victoria Lloyd
Victoria Lloyd

Alice's life is complicated. She is recently separated from her husband, and her dad is living in her shed. Well, her annexe. Her one constant in the madness is her son Henry, a straight-talking, no-nonsense 12-year-old, with a passion for the Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy and a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Henry's best friend is Erin, who has a heart of gold, though she has previously tried to burn down a school. Alice's best friend is Erin's mum Carla, because if there's one thing that can bring two people together it's having the rest of the school mums tut at your children.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 4 Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: The Specials (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 26th July 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes

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