Those Hard To Reach Places
A widowed former mayor hires a "nude" cleaner in a moment of madness. Written by first-time radio writer Daniel Thurman
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Geoffrey Whitehead, Anne Reid, Janet Dibley, Piers Wehner and Emerald O'Hanrahan
- Daniel Thurman
- Toby Swift
Those Hard To Reach Places is a comedy by first-time radio writer Daniel Thurman, in which a widowed former mayor hires a "nude" cleaner in a moment of madness.
For more than six years, since the death of his wife, former mayor Mr Fawcett has had the devoted Mrs Randle cleaning for him. Lonely and struggling with retirement, he spots a card in a shop window and books a visit from Rita, a self-styled "nude cleaner".
Embarrassed and stretched for cash, Fawcett tries to ease out Mrs Randle, but she proves more than a little difficult to shift. Unknown to him, prim and proper Mrs Randle and brash and crude Rita are in a battle for supremacy. There's only room for one cleaner, nude or otherwise, in this house. Fawcett is slowly but surely losing control of his vacuum cleaner and his life.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 21st October 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 21st May 2014 at 4:15am on Radio 4 Extra