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20120210

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding

A small-town farce set in and around mean-minded Bev's hairdressing salon, High-Lites, where a little lie spreads through the village like wildfire.

Beverley....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

Matthew....Rhys Jennings

Alice....Emerald O'Hanrahan

Enid....Kate Layden

Nigel....John Biggins

Lois....Joannah Tincey

Butt....Ewan Hooper

Paramedic....Joseph Cohen-Cole

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

This afternoon play is the pilot for the comedy series that kicks off in the Woman's Hour next week.

Farce by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding, set in and around Bev's hairdressing salon.

0120120213

Deciding against Shirley's offer, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

1/5 Bridgford is blessed with the meanest hairdresser in Britain, and the stupidest. Deciding against Shirley's offer of dog-clipping, Bev resorts to desperate measures to save the salon.

Cast

Bev....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

John....Carl Prekopp

Enid....Nicola Sloane

Butt....James Lailey

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The enduring comedy of Bev, the bitter and vindictive Chief Stylist, played by Lorraine Ashbourne, and Shirley, her fond and foolish assistant, played by Rosie Cavaliero.

Bev's lifestyle has brought the salon to the point of bankruptcy, and she'll do anything to keep it afloat.

Originally piloted as an Afternoon Play (repeated Friday 10 February 2.15pm Radio 4), HighLites is now moving to the Woman's Hour Drama slot, with another series commissioned for next year.

0220120214

Bev takes her struggle to the council and tries to rekindle the affections of an old flame

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

2/5 Bev takes her struggle for solvency to the council, and tries to rekindle the affections of an old flame.

Cast

Bev....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

John....Carl Prekopp

Henry....Gerard McDermott

Alice....Marlene Sidaway

Melvin....Adam Billington

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

0320120215

Bev has a new appointment, and is reminded of an old disappointment.

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

3/5 Bev has a new appointment, and is reminded of an old disappointment.

Cast

Bev....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

John....Carl Prekopp

Diane....Alex Rivers

Wendy....Victoria Inez Hardy

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

0420120216

Bev squares up to the local vicar, Harriet, in her quest for succour.

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

4/5 Bev squares up to the local vicar, Harriet, in her quest for succour.

Cast

Bev....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

John....Carl Prekopp

Harriet....Adjoa Andoh

Wendy....Victoria Inez Hardy

Nigel....Simon Bubb

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

05 LAST20120217

John's plans to get one over on Beverley go up in smoke.

by Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding.

5/5 John's plans to get one over on Beverley go up in smoke.

Cast

Bev....Lorraine Ashbourne

Shirley....Rosie Cavaliero

John....Carl Prekopp

Hilary....Nicola Sloane

Wendy....Victoria Inez Hardy

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.