A Friend Of The Family

New stories reflecting some of the unexpected ways in which modern families work.

Episodes

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02Afternoon Reading20090506

02Afternoon Reading2009050620110206 (R4)

By Chrissie Gittins. Rich and Dan are united closely by the death of Dan's wife Milly.

A Friend of the Family 2/3

Just One of the Girls

A new story for radio

by Chrissie Gittins

Read by Phyllida Nash

A tender story of friendship, grief and new shoes.

Producer Christine Hall

Milly's death deprives Dan of a wife and Rich of a valued friend. After all, not every man has a companion who'll help him choose a new dress.

02Afternoon Reading20090506

03Afternoon Reading20090507

03Afternoon Reading2009050720110213 (R4)

By Frank Dunne. Marcia does a writer's cleaning and also shifts his writer's block.

A Friend of the Family 3/3

Going to Ireland

A new story for radio

Written and read by Frank Dunne

Marcia the cleaner is brilliant for her employer's writer's block but brings disaster in her wake.

Producer Christine Hall

He is a novelist with a brilliant future behind him and a bad case of writer's block. She is a cleaning lady with a dud marriage and a knack of getting to the heart of a problem. They share coffee and an occasional sherry. Then he comes up with the idea of showing her his boyhood home - which turns out to be a very bad plan indeed.

03Afternoon Reading20090507

AR01Coming Round2009050520110130

A serious accident throws together two men who had never met before - Sue's first and second husbands.

In time, several old wounds and resentments are aired and begin to heal.

By Phoebe Gibson, read by David Collins.

Anton emerges from a coma.

He's lost three days and his world is not as it was.

High-flying go-getter Anton comes round from three days in a coma to find a total stranger standing by his bed wearing one of his shirts.

He is further appalled to learn that this man claims to be married to Susan, Anton's own wife.

And things get worse and worse before they begin to get better...

Producer Christine Hall.

AR02Just One Of The Girls2009050620110206

Rich and Dan are friends, united closely by the death of Dan's wife Milly.

But Milly had a very different sort of intimacy with Rich, and it will take him some time to recover from her loss.

By Chrissie Gittins, read by Phyllida Nash

By Chrissie Gittins.

Rich and Dan are united closely by the death of Dan's wife Milly.

A Friend of the Family 2/3

Just One of the Girls

A new story for radio

Read by Phyllida Nash

A tender story of friendship, grief and new shoes.

Producer Christine Hall

Milly's death deprives Dan of a wife and Rich of a valued friend.

After all, not every man has a companion who'll help him choose a new dress.

AR03 LASTGoing To Ireland2009050720110213

Marcia enters the life of a tired writer to do his cleaning, with the unexpected bonus that she manages to shift his writer's block.

However, there is an unforeseen price to be paid and Marcia's family is coming to collect it.

Written and read by Frank Dunne.

A Friend of the Family 3/3

Going to Ireland

A new story for radio

Marcia the cleaner is brilliant for her employer's writer's block but brings disaster in her wake.

Producer Christine Hall

He is a novelist with a brilliant future behind him and a bad case of writer's block.

She is a cleaning lady with a dud marriage and a knack of getting to the heart of a problem.

They share coffee and an occasional sherry.

Then he comes up with the idea of showing her his boyhood home - which turns out to be a very bad plan indeed.

By Frank Dunne.

Marcia does a writer's cleaning and also shifts his writer's block.