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.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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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.

  • 0102Different For Girls2001112220091026 (BBC7)
    20091027 (BBC7)
    20100927 (BBC7)
    20120415 (BBC7)
    20131108 (BBC7)
    20131109 (BBC7)
    20161031 (BBC7)
    20161101 (BBC7)

    Can transvestite George dump his entire wardrobe for wife Carol?

    Can transvestite George dump his entire wardrobe for wife Carol? Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From November 2001.

    Coming to terms with the fact that her husband is a transvestite is hard for Carol.

    Can transvestite George dump his entire wardrobe for wife Carol? Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison.

    From November 2001.

    Can transvestite George dump his entire wardrobe for wife Carol? From November 2001.

    Sitcom about a troubled hormonal wife and a transvestite husband.

    0103Birth Of The Blues2001112920091103 BT=2330 (BBC7)
    20091103 (BBC7)
    20101004 (BBC7)
    20120422 (BBC7)
    20131115 (BBC7)
    20131116 (BBC7)
    20161107 (BBC7)
    20161108 (BBC7)

    Transvestite George gets thrilling news, then a bombshell drops.

    Transvestite George gets thrilling news, then a bombshell drops. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From November 2001.

    Sonia has her baby, but George discovers Dave has banned him from seeing the child.

    Transvestite George gets thrilling news - then a bombshell drops. From November 2001.

    0104Over The Rainbow2001120620091110 (BBC7)
    20101011 (BBC7)
    20120429 (BBC7)
    20131122 (BBC7)
    20161114 (BBC7)
    20161115 (BBC7)

    Transvestite George confuses Ken when he sees him in a dress.

    Transvestite George confuses Ken when he sees him in a dress. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From December 2001.

    When Ken sees George in a dress, he assumes George is going to the same fancy-dress party that he is.

    Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison.

    From December 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)

    02012003020720140124 (BBC7)
    20140125 (BBC7)
    20161205 (BBC7)
    20161206 (BBC7)
    20161210 (BBC7)

    Kicking out transvestite husband George, Carol wants a new life.

    Kicking out transvestite husband George, Carol wants a new life. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From February 2003.

    Kicking out transvestite husband George, Carol wants a new life. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From February 2003.

  • carol....Lynda Bellingham
  • dave....mark powley
  • george....chris ellison
  • jeremy....barnaby kay
  • ken....james vaughan
  • maureen....maureen beattie
  • produced by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • sonia....Emma Kennedy
  • violet....Sylvia Syms

  • 02022003021420140131 (BBC7)
    20140201 (BBC7)
    20161212 (BBC7)
    20161213 (BBC7)

    Away from transvestite George, Carol is spending time on her own and enjoying it.

    Away from transvestite George, Carol is spending time on her own and enjoying it. But her family seem to need her more than ever. With Chris Ellison. From February 2003.

    Carol is spending time on her own and enjoying it.

    02032003022120140207 (BBC7)
    20140208 (BBC7)
    20161219 (BBC7)
    20161220 (BBC7)

    George's desire to move back in with Carol is not reciprocated.

    George's desire to move back in with Carol is not reciprocated. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From February 2003.

    Carol and George are back together, but George has another secret.

    02042003022820140214 (BBC7)
    20140215 (BBC7)
    20161226 (BBC7)
    20161227 (BBC7)

    Maureen becomes embroiled in George's secretive lifestyle.

    Maureen becomes embroiled in George's secretive lifestyle. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From February 2003.

    Carol and George are trying to find a way to make their marriage work.

    02052003030720140221 (BBC7)
    20140222 (BBC7)
    20170102 (BBC7)
    20170103 (BBC7)

    George and Carol return from a weekend away to find a nasty surprise.

    George and Carol return from a weekend away to find a nasty surprise. Stars Lynda Bellingham and Chris Ellison. From March 2003.

    Carol and George are going out together.

    0206 LAST2003031420140228 (BBC7)
    20140301 (BBC7)
    20170109 (BBC7)
    20170110 (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?

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

    0306 LAST2004120820151106 (BBC7)
    20151107 (BBC7)
    20170626 (BBC7)

    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.

    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.