Deborah Frances-white Rolls The Dice

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Comedian Deborah Frances-White tells the true life story of her search for her birth mother.

Deborah is Australian but now living in London. With the vocal assistance of Thom Tuck, Alex Lowe, and Celia Pacquola, she ploughs through Google and Facebook to seek out her long lost family before finally hiring a private detective.

Deborah soon uncovers clues that lead her to the discovery of a genuine relative - her aunt - but not before some odd detours, including possibly being related to a one-armed champion pole dancer.

Eventually, contact is made with Deborah's real mother, Devon, and she must ask the awkward question - why was she given away?

Producer: Alan Nixon

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

Comedian Deborah Frances-White tells the true story of the search for her birth mother.

01022015042020160916 (R4)

Comedian Deborah Frances-White tells the true story of her teenage years as a Jehovah's Witness.

Assisted by fellow comedians Thom Tuck, Alex Lowe, and Cariad Lloyd, Deborah recalls her treks around the streets of Brisbane where she gets abducted by a gang of bikers and tries to convert a Cuban jazz musician.

Deborah turns her comic spotlight on the trials of being a trainee witness and of some of the unexpected fellow travellers she meets on the way, including Peter Andre and Michael Jackson.

Producer: Alan Nixon

A So Television production for BBC Radio 4.

01032015042720160923 (R4)

Comedian Deborah Frances-White was born in Australia but now lives in London. Continuing her series of true life tales, she recalls her struggles to get back into England and stay here.

In the company of Thom Tuck, Alex Lowe and Cariad Lloyd, she recalls how pretending to marry a gay man, and pay him for it, seemed the only way to satisfy the authorities.

Then, when she accidentally meets the true love of her life and gets married for her visa, Deborah had not anticipated worse troubles looming with both his parents and the Home Office.

Producer: Alan Nixon

A So Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0104 LAST2015050420160930 (R4)

Comedian Deborah Frances-White was adopted as a baby in Australia and has only recently discovered her true life mother. Now, in the last of the series, Deborah attempts to find her real father.

Unfortunately, her birth mother's recall is none too good and, despite much probing, she seems unable to remember which of her partners could be the true dad.

So, with the voices of Thom Tuck, Alex Lowe and Celia Pacqola, Deborah sets out on one last Google-driven attempt to complete the circle.

Producer: Alan Nixon

A So Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Papa Was A Rolling Stone20161007

Award-winning writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White searches for her birth father. Following her highly successful first series, Deborah continues her international adventures. Her unique style mixes reality and comedy as she retells her true-life story.

In the company of a distinguished cast of comedy actors - Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (John Finnemore's Sketchbook) and Laurence Dobiesz (What The Papers Say) - Deborah's quest spans the globe revealing a cast of eccentric characters from the Trenchcoat Detective Agency to the Australian Salvation Army, locally known as the Salvos.

An invited audience enjoys the breadth and depth of her writing which the Guardian called "gripping and compelling' and which won Deborah Frances-White the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Best Scripted Comedy for Half a Can of Worms - the first show in last-year's Radio 4 series.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

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Comedian Deborah Frances-White, having recalled her days as a teenage Jehovah's Witness in Australia, hears from a young Canadian man and decides to rescue him from the movement.

With the additional vocal talents of Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-smith (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) and Laurence Dobiesz (What the Papers Say).

In this second episode, Deborah Francis-White travels out to Canada to rescue a 23yr old man from the clutches of the Jehovah's Witness elders. She pretends to be his aunt and teaches him comedy improvisation and how to date a girl. Her hilarious adventures include sharing a legal high with Ryan and trying to talk her way out of being trapped in a closed room by FBI - like elders of the religious movement. She tries to escape without getting Ryan into further trouble.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4.