Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen?. Image shows from L to R: Florence Ransom (Dawn French), Selina Mountjoy (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: CPL Productions.

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen?

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about two sisters fighting. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Josette Simon, Lisa McGrillis and Alistair McGowan.

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Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen?. Image shows from L to R: Florence Ransom (Dawn French), Selina Mountjoy (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: CPL Productions.

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen?

French and Saunders star as sisters at war

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Josette Simon, Lisa McGrillis and Alistair McGowan
Writer
David Quantick
Producer
Liz Anstee

Florence Ransom (Dawn French) is a literary novelist, known for the Booker Prize winning Pennant Days. Her sister is Selina Mountjoy (Jennifer Saunders), a movie star and glamorous celebrity.

The two sisters have avoided each other for decades but, when Selina returns to Britain to promote her kiss and tell autobiography Kiss And Tell, the two are forced together once more. As Selina's popularity outweighs Florence's, with big bucks book deals and TV appearances, Florence vents her jealousy at her daughter Lucy and PA Mrs Ragnarrok.

But Selina turns out to be be broke and threatens to reveal her sister's guilty secret unless Florence lets Selina move in with her.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 31st December 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes