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Unknown: Mr Brown
Unknown: Mrs Brown
Unknown: Master Brown
Written By: Martyn Read.
Director: Gordon House.
Mr Brown: Neil Stacy
Mrs Brown: Elizabeth Proud
Master Brown: Mark Straker
Miss Brown: Diane Bull
Rover/PC Smiles: Rowland Davies
Mr Prendergast: Martyn Read
Norman: Graham Blockey
Avril: Heather Bell
Miss Goodbody: Frances Jeater
DC Smiles: Stuart Organ
Commentator: Gordon Clyde
|Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 July 1990||19900712|
Next in series: MRS LATHER'S LAUNDRY, Episode 1
Previous in series: MR AND MRS HAY THE HORSE, Episode 2
12 Jul 1990 15:02-16:00 (RADIO 4)
Recorded on 1990-03-19.
Jackie Clune offers a hilarious take on what it's like to be expecting triplets.
Written and performed by Jackie Clune with Maria Mcerlane and Al Collingwood.
|01||02||It's A Dad's Life||20050913||20060119|
Steve Gribbin embarks upon a musical romp through the highs and lows of fatherhood.
Written and performed by Steve Gribbin with Martin Hyder, Jo Enright and Lyndon Connah.
|01||03||Mum's The Word||20050920|
Inspired by Phillip Larkin, comic actress Lynn Ferguson recounts a bittersweet monologue on the travails of Motherhood.
Written by and starring Lynn Ferguson
|01||04 LAST||Counselling Dad||20050927||20060112|
John Bishop takes us back to the Relate sessions that enabled him to rebuild his status as a full time Dad.
In this semi autobiographical comic romp, John takes us back to an airless room in Stockport and recreates sessions with a highly unorthodox Relate counsellor that he underwent when he split up from his wife.
AL Kennedy writes: "It's the summer of 1971 and I am in Paris with my parents.
It's a time of firsts.
I've never met people who don't speak English before: I'd worked out that people in my house speak differently from people in my school who speak differently again from the people in my home city, but French is another thing entirely - I'm not sure if human beings are always going to suddenly become incomprehensible.
It's my first - and I hope only - major loss of teeth.
My milk teeth are dropping out in handfulls, usually whenever I eat a baguette, which I'm doing a lot.
These are also my first baguettes, but I don't take against them - I just accidentally swallow a lot of teeth and find - as we sit on the boulevards and I smile gappily - that Parisians love nothing better than a gappy little kid.
I am doted upon with regularity, just for grinning.
We are a middle class family - anxiously so, given that both my parents weren't born that way - so we have to engage in strenuous educational activities.
This might be pleasant if it weren't so hot, we didn't get lost so often and my father were not biologically unable to ask for directions.
I grow used to long, long marches between pale walls and pavements, all humming with heat.
I get thirsty.
My parents are uneasy with each other because they are always uneasy with each other.
If they are not uneasy, they will fight.
The French seem nicer and kiss each other a lot.
I also get drunk for the first time - France being the land of rhum babas and rhum baba being one of the few things I say in French at this stage.
It wasn't a happy holiday, my parents didn't have a happy marriage and have not endeared the institution to me - but Paris was wonderful and has been ever since."
Producer: Mark Smalley.