The Change

Carol is looking forward to it being just the two of them again, while George thinks the time is right to be honest and introduce his wife to Georgina.

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0101George Comes Out2001111520091020 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
20100920 (BBC7)
20120408 (BBC7)
20131101 (BBC7)
20131102 (BBC7)
20161024 (BBC7)
20161025 (BBC7)

This was first broadcast as a one-off 20001222, but I don't seem to have any other details about that.

  • sitcom about a troubled hormonal wife and a transvestite husband

    sitcom about a troubled hormonal wife and a transvestite husband. stars lynda bellingham and chris ellison. from november 2001.

    sitcom about a troubled hormonal wife and a transvestite husband. from november 2001.

    stars lynda bellingham and chris ellison.

    from november 2001

    "life for george and carol was just fine and now that their daughter is married they'll have time for themselves again. carol's looking forward to it being just the two of them. george, however, thinks the time is right to finally be honest with his wife and introduce her to georgina."

    sitcom about a troubled hormonal wife and her transvestite husband.

    stars Lynda Bellingham as carol, chris ellison as george and Sylvia Syms as violet.

    scripted by Gavin Petrie and Jan Etherington.

    producer: maria esposito

    first broadcast on bbc radio 4 in november 2001.

  • 0105Lipstick On Your Collar2001121320091117 (BBC7)
    20101018 (BBC7)
    20120506 (BBC7)
    20131129 (BBC7)
    20131130 (BBC7)
    20161121 (BBC7)
    20161122 (BBC7)

    Carol tries to pass off George as his own sister when they bump into Maureen in what they thought was a safe pub.

    Carol is thwarted trying to keep George's transvestism a secret.

    Carol is thwarted trying to keep George's transvestism a secret. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From December 2001.

    0106 LASTWhen A Man Loves A Woman2001122020091124 (BBC7)
    20101025 (BBC7)
    20120513 (BBC7)
    20131206 (BBC7)
    20131207 (BBC7)
    20161128 (BBC7)
    20161129 (BBC7)

    Ken comforts Carol, who despairs over transvestite hubby George.

    Ken comforts Carol, who despairs over transvestite hubby George. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From December 2001.

    (06/06)

    0206 LAST2003031420140228 (BBC7)
    20140301 (BBC7)

    Life looks brighter for Carol and George, but what about her meddling mother-in-law? Stars Lynda Bellingham, Christopher Ellison. From March 2003.

    Life looks brighter for Carol and George, but what about her meddling mother-in-law?

    It seems like all of Carol's problems are solved - her husband's back, her children are getting on and best of all her interfering mother in law is getting married.

    But will the bride make it to the church on time?

    03012004110320151002 (BBC7)
    20151003 (BBC7)

    Convinced his wife is having an affair with transvestite George, Ken targets Carol.

    Convinced that his wife's having an affair with transvestite George, Ken targets Carol.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen and James Vaughan as Ken.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

    Everyone must cope with the fall-out from George's alleged affair with Maureen - but what really happened? Not surprisingly, no-one can seem to agree.

  • carol....Lynda Bellingham
  • dave....mark powley
  • di....diana aitchison
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • donna....rosie armstrong
  • george....Philip Jackson
  • jenni murray....herself
  • jerry....barnaby kay
  • ken....james vaughan
  • maureen....maureen beattie
  • nurse....rosie armstrong
  • sonia....Emma Kennedy
  • violet....marcia warren
  • written by.... - - - jan etherington and gavin petrie

  • 03022004111020151009 (BBC7)
    20151010 (BBC7)

    Ken is surprised to discover his new bedmate, but sadly it's not the one he hoped for.

    Ken is surprised to find that he has a new bedmate - but not the one he'd hoped for.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen and James Vaughan as Ken.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

    Carol can't take it any more and literally gives her husband George away to her best friend Maureen.

    But does Maureen really want him?

    03032004111720151016 (BBC7)
    20151017 (BBC7)

    A visit to the doctor sparks a bombshell for the not-so-happy mother-to-be.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen and James Vaughan as Ken.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

    With both George and Carol, and Ken and Maureen's relationships seemingly over, another bombshell hits.

    There's a baby on the way.

    How on earth will the news be received?

    03042004112420151023 (BBC7)
    20151024 (BBC7)

    With George's birthday looming, he gets two surprises, from his wife and mother.

    With George's big birthday looming, he gets two surprises - one from his wife and the other from his mother.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen, Marcia Warren as Violet, Emma Kennedy as Sonia and James Vaughan as Ken.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

    George's surprising reaction to Carol's secret makes her think twice about their future together.

    Meanwhile, Violet's dedication to the conman Albert Colhoun takes a turn for the worse.

    What is she playing at?

    03052004120120151030 (BBC7)
    20151031 (BBC7)

    The family learn about Carol's condition and Dave's secret is out.

    The family learn about Carol's condition - and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen, Marcia Warren as Violet, Emma Kennedy as Sonia and James Vaughan as Ken.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.

    Carol finally tells everyone that she's pregnant, to mixed reactions all round.

    Her grown-up children are struggling with their own relationships.

    Jerry goes on a date with someone whose surprising reaction to meeting his dad makes him uncomfortable, and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour.

    03062004120820151106 (BBC7)
    20151107 (BBC7)

    Tension mounts as Carol approaches full term and Violet marries.

    Tensions mount as Carol approaches full term and she and George appear on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

    Starring Lynda Bellingham as Carol, Philip Jackson as George, Maureen Beattie as Maureen, Marcia Warren as Violet, Emma Kennedy as Sonia and Jenni Murray as herself.

    Series 3 of the sitcom about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk - Carol is hormonal and 15-stone George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of their dynamic.

    Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

    Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.

    0306 LAST20041208

    Carol and George present a united front for their appearance on Woman's Hour.

    Friends tune in to listen, but nothing can have prepared them for what they are about to hear.

    It's a case of Jenni Murray to the rescue in this final episode.