How Does That Make You Feel? [15md]

Meet a group of people who share both a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses.

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0101Richard20100201

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha is a sincere, caring psychotherapist, but deep down she's losing patience.

Richard Fallon MP, once the darling of the media, now can't get an invitation onto Question Time.

And he thinks he knows who's to blame.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Richard....Roger Allam

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

0102Caroline20100202

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha is a sincere, caring psychotherapist, but deep down she's losing patience.

Caroline thinks her child's a genius because she bites teachers and dreams of 'being somebody'.

Sadly, however, there's rather more to genius than having a mother with vaulting ambition.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Caroline....Rebecca Saire

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan.

Caroline thinks her child's a genius because she dreams of 'being somebody'.

0103Howard20100203

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha is a sincere, caring psychotherapist, but deep down she's losing patience.

Howard is a chef whose son ridicules the idea of cooking, preferring instead to try his hand at The X Factor.

Sadly, however, he's almost 31 and still living at home.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Howard....Tim Mcinnerny

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan.

Howard is a chef whose son ridicules cooking, preferring to try his hand at The X Factor.

0104Philip And Rose20100204

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha is a sincere, caring psychotherapist, but deep down she's losing patience.

Since Phil's demotion as anchorman of a local TV news channel, he and his wife imagine they are dying of creeping invisibility.

They could be right.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Philip....Tim Mcinnerny

Rose....Shelagh Stephenson

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan.

Phil and his wife imagine they are dying of creeping invisibility.

0105 LASTRichard Revisits20100205

By Shelagh Stephenson.

Martha is a sincere, caring psychotherapist, but deep down she's losing patience.

Richard Fallon MP has hired himself a publicist to up his profile in the media.

But it's soon apparent that anonymity is the least of his problems.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Richard....Roger Allam

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan

01OMNI20100205

An omnibus edition of Shelagh Stephenson's drama about psychotherapist Martha and her dealings with a series of patients.

Martha....Cathy Belton

Richard....Roger Allam

Caroline....Rebecca Saire

Howard/Philip....Tim Mcinnerny

Rose....Shelagh Stephenson

Directed by Eoin O'callaghan.

An omnibus edition of Shelagh Stephenson's drama.

02012011112120111122

Therapist Martha is losing patience with her clients - and who could blame her?

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience.

It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale.

She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4.

She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

020220111122

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience.

It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale.

She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4.

She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

Howard's 33 year old, stay-at-home son Aaron, tells his side of the story.

020320111123

Caroline wants her daughter to be a star but devastatingly the girl has other plans.

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience.

It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale.

She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4.

She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

020420111124

Philip reveals his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk, to a shopping channel.

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience.

It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale.

She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4.

She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

0205 LAST20111125

Richard Fallon MP is becoming invisible.

Or at least that's what he feels.

In this the 2nd series of How Does that Make you Feel we revisit a group of people, who share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

As therapists go, Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience.

It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them and her, out of their minds?

There's Richard Fallon MP, (Roger Allam) who's convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and a wife who lost all patience with him 20 years ago.

Caroline, (Rebecca Saire) who thinks her child's a genius with an IQ way off the scale.

She is worried that instead of following the path of celebrity, her daughter may go on to study mere physics thereby consigning her and more importantly Caroline to a life of unbearable ordinariness.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel - but who's new girlfriend is 30 years his junior and clearly on the make.

And Howard, (Tim McInnerny) a chef who's son, Aaron, (Adam Billington) though 33 is still trying to get a band off the ground, whilst looming resentfully over their lives, upstairs in the back bedroom.

It's painfully funny but it doesn't look as though it will end well for any of them.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4.

She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote 2 episodes of the mini-series Downtown Abbey ITV.

Cast:

Roger - Roger Allam

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Philip / Howard - Tim McInnerny

Martha- Frances Tomelty

Aaron - Adam Billington

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

02OMNI2011112620111127

Therapist Martha is losing patience with clients desperate to be something they are not.

Therapist Martha is losing patience with her clients who seem desperate to be something they are not and lack even the merest degree of self-knowledge in Shelagh Stephenson's drama.

030120120723

Therapist Martha braces herself for her next client, Richard Fallon MP.

In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP, (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.

Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.

There's Philip, who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.

In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson

Martha was played by Marcella Riordan

And Richard Fallon by Roger Allam.

The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.

030220120724

With his son Aaron at last gone, Howard suddenly realises it's his wife who is the problem

The maddening Aaron has at last left home, in the dead of the night, leaving a note; 'abducted by aliens'. A stupid prank Howard thinks but not to his credulous wife, Helen, who seems to be determined to make contact with the 'great out there' as a way of re-contacting her ingrate son.

In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.

Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.

There's Philip who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.

In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson

Martha was played by Marcella Riordan

And Howard by Tim McInnerny.

The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.

030320120725

Caroline's daughter has rejected the idea of celebrity - but she still has a son.

Caroline has been thwarted in her attempts at making a Screen Idol out of her daughter, so she turns instead to her very unworldly 13 year old son Edward whom she is convinced has the makings of the next Prime Minister.

In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.

Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.

There's Philip who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.

In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson

Martha was played by Marcella Riordan

And Caroline by Rebecca Saire.

The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.

030420120726

Unexpectedly, Philip drags his ex-wife Rose along to his session with Martha. Having sensibly jettisoned his 'foetal' girlfriend, Carmen he is now attempting a reconciliation with the frankly irreconcilable Rose.

In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.

Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.

There's Philip who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.

In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson

Martha was played by Marcella Riordan

Rose by Shelagh Stephenson

And Philip by Tim McInnerny.

The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.

Philip gives up his near-foetal girlfriend and attempts to reconcile with ex-wife Rose.

0305 LAST20120727

Richard has almost given up trying to find favour on the front bench and it seems preferment of any kind is now beyond his reach. He seeks friendship at a book club, but hasn't bothered reading the books. However, Richard does rediscover something about the immutable nature of true love. And he seems determined to impart what he has discovered to the somewhat alarmed, Martha.

In this the 3rd series of 'How Does That Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and an uncaring wife.

Caroline, (REBECCA SAIRE) is also evading a life of unbearable ordinariness by trying to persuade her 13 years old son to prepare to be Prime Minister.

There's Philip who insists he isn't facing a crisis since his demotion from Good Morning Norfolk to a shopping channel. And Howard (TIM McINNERNY) a chef who's finally managed to encourage his 33 year old son to move out only to discover that his real problem lies with his fantasist wife, Helen.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Wasted', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote 'Enid' (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and 'Shirley' (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing the series 'Exiles' for BBC1 and 'Push' a single film for Sky Atlantic.

In 'How Does That Make You Feel?' by Shelagh Stephenson

Martha was played by Marcella Riordan

And Richard Fallon by Roger Allam.

The Director was Eoin O'Callaghan.

Richard Fallon MP has begun to reconsider his condition and has alarming news for Martha.

03OMNI2012072820120729

Omnibus. Therapist Martha encourages her clients to sip at the well of self-examination.

Omnibus. Therapist Martha encourages her clients to sip at the well of self-examination - but is it working? Stars Marcella Riordan.

040120130513

Richard Fallon MP is sure his obese son and lack of visibility are hampering his promotion

In this the 4th series of How Does That Make You Feel Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP, (ROGER ALLAM) is still convinced promotion to the front bench is being denied him because of his obese son and his lack of visibility. This latter aspect is about to change radically but not in the way Richard had hoped.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (The Life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (The Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Seeks Similar 3 x 60 series for BBC1 and Resting, a comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.

040220130514

When Aaron turns up after a year's absence, Howard knows it means trouble.

When the maddening Aaron finally left home, in the dead of the night, leaving a note; 'abducted by aliens', Howard believed his life would begin to find a more even keel. But when Aaron turns up after a years absence with big plans for a make-over of Howard's house, he realises his problems are far from over.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (The Life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (The Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Seeks Similar 3 x 60 series for BBC1 and Resting, a comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.

040320130515

Caroline is more determined than ever to take over her therapist Martha's job.

Caroline's obsession with her children being exceptional is matched only by her own determination to become a therapist and take over Martha's job.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Seeks Similar 6x60 series for BBC1 and Resting, a comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.

040420130516

Philip has a facelift, but it does little to attract Carmen, 25 years his junior.

Philip's facelift has raised his spirits temporarily and convinced him he is now a match for Carmen who is 25 years his junior. Martha's reaction is to encourage him to increase his therapy sessions to twice a week.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (The Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and wrote one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Exiles 3 x 60 series for BBC1 and Resting, a Comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.

0405 LAST20130517

Richard Fallon MP invites a TV crew to do a fly-on-the-wall documentary about his life.

The fly on the wall documentary which Richard signed up for to help raise his profile, exposes some uncomfortable facts about his life which they are now about to air on television. Contrary to his hope for rebirth as a public figure, Richard is about to be ridiculed in front of the entire nation.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of A Short History of Longing, and Wasted, recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier award winner for her play The Memory of Water and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards with her plays, Darling Peidi and Five Kinds of Silence.

She wrote Enid, (the life of Enid Blyton) BBC4 and Shirley (The Shirley Bassey story) BBC2 and one episode of the mini-series Downtown Abbey. She is currently writing, Exiles 3x60 series for BBC1 Resting, a Comedy series for Hugh Bonneville.

04OMNI2013051820130519

Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of her patients.

Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of her patients, including an MP with a troublesome son. Stars Frances Tomelty.

050120150323

Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of a distraught Richard Fallon MP.

In 'How Does that Make You Feel?' we visit a group of people who all share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

A video clip of Richard Fallon MP sitting on and killing a Jack Russell Terrier has gone viral. People are barking at him in the street. So he's hired a new PR person named Genevieve and has developed a crush on her, even though she's a terrible bully, shouts at him, and has put him on a diet where he can only eat solid food three days a week.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'.

She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing a number of feature films and TV series for BBC 1.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

0502Tony20150324

Martha is astonished when Tony turns up for another patient's session.

In 'How Does that Make You Feel?' we visit a group of people who all share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

In today's session Martha is expecting Howard for his session but is astonished to find that a man named Tony has turned up instead.

Tony is Howard's boss at the restaurant and his wife thinks he needs therapy. He has no idea why. Mostly he wants to talk about why women are so weird and why he has absolutely no need of a therapist. However he would like Martha to give him a certificate proving his sanity, if possible.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing a number of feature films and TV series for BBC 1.

Tony - Tim McInnerny

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

0503Caroline20150325

is more determined than ever to take over her therapist Martha's job.

In 'How Does that Make You Feel?' we visit a group of people who all share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

Caroline's husband has, not surprisingly, not returned home. Her son Edmund has decided he wants to be a dress designer. However this has been overshadowed by the fact that Derek Fisher, Head of Human Resources, whom Caroline encountered at the Finchley Satanist's Circle, has tracked her down.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing a number of feature films and a TV series for BBC 1.

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

0504Philip20150326

's elderly mum has moved in so he can look after her. Or is it the other way round?

In 'How Does that Make You Feel?' we visit a group of people who all share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

Former TV presenter Philip is using his time frantically writing novels and screenplays, all of which involve a much younger woman, who may or may not be a version of Carmen with whom he is obsessed, regretting that she has abandoned a much older man, who may or may not be a version of Philip. Meanwhile Philip's old mum has moved in to look after him and ensure he's taking his medication, though he is convinced that it's he who's doing her a favour.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing a number of feature films and TV series for BBC 1.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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has been held hostage by an angry constituent.

In 'How Does that Make You Feel?' we visit a group of people who all share one thing in common, a therapist called Martha and a growing set of neuroses which appear to be overtaking their wholly imperfect lives.

MP Richard Fallon has been held hostage by a constituent for eight hours. The woman claimed Richard was an embarrassment to humanity and called for him to resign. His subsequent attempts to bribe the police to suppress the incident have ended in further opprobrium. And, to top it all off, he's had to take out a bank loan to pay for the removal of his son Toby's Wayne Rooney tattoo.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing a number of feature films and TV series for BBC 1.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of the newly re-elected Richard Fallon MP.

On the campaign trail MP Richard Fallon's PA Genevieve set him up with a publicity 'girlfriend' to help him look less tragic. Though little more than a demure prop, the ruse seems to have worked. Unfortunately the girlfriend - who in reality looks like she's from a rock band circa 1976 - is now claiming they are engaged and making demands which Richard is finding it impossible to meet.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Having completed his rehabilitation course, Tony returns to Martha's sessions a new man.

Having completed his rehabilitation course, following accusations of sexism and cruelty to his employees, Tony has returned to Martha's therapy sessions a new man - or so he thinks. He was alarmed to learn on his course that employers are not entitled to lock employees in a cupboard for misdemeanours and is still mystified as to why his casual often throw-away remarks on people's body shape, sexual attractiveness and general intelligence are not received in the spirit in which they were intended.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2.

Tony - Tim McInnerny

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Caroline has found a new angle to assist her in her quest for global domination.

Caroline tells her therapist Martha how she has found a new niche - a 'cruelty aunt' role on a local newspaper where she tells the disadvantaged to "stop bleating and get on with it". This has met with mixed success. She has alienated so many of her colleagues that she is no longer able to return to work. And to top it all her husband has returned home and appears to in the midst - completely selfishly - of a mental breakdown. Why does everything but everything conspire to thwart her, when all she wants is to the most successful and best known celebrity in Britain?

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2.

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Therapist Martha learns that Philip that is back and on new medication.

Philip is back following a worrying 'reading glasses incident' where he was mistakenly taking his mother's blood pressure pills and she his tranquilising medication. With a new lease on life, although still living in his mother's house, Philip tells his therapist Martha about his recent visit to a writer's retreat in Yorkshire.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Richard Fallon has been on a date but, unsurprisingly, it was not all he had hoped.

Richard tells his therapist Martha about his recent date at a Korean/Swedish fusion restaurant. However this latest romantic failure and the news that his son Toby has sold one of his kidneys online might just be enough to push him over the edge...

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Therapist Martha braces herself for the arrival of the accident-prone Richard Fallon MP.

In this the 7th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard's PA Genevieve has advised him to get a Twitter and Facebook account to help raise his profile. And despite some initial abuse from disgruntled constituents his profile does seem to rise - a little. But when he is contacted by an old friend from school, a female friend for whom he once had a big passion, this turns out to be a major mistake.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing, new plays for Hampstead Theatre and Live Theatre in Newcastle, a number of feature films and a TV series for BBC 1.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Producer - Eoin O'Callaghan

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Tony the restaurateur is back demanding a certificate attesting to his sanity.

In this the 7th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Having completed his rehabilitation course, following accusations of sexism and cruelty to his employees, Tony has returned to Martha's sessions a new man - or so he thinks. He has even launched a women only menu in his restaurant to cater for the female obsession with calories - with special attention and advice to be given to ladies whom he considers overweight. He is mystified as to why this considerate gesture is not met with the acclaim he feels it deserves.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing, new plays for Hampstead Theatre and Live Theatre in Newcastle, a number of feature films and a TV series for BBC 1.

Tony - Tim McInnerny

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Producer - Eoin O'Callaghan

Director....Eoin O'Callaghan.

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In this the 7th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Caroline is mildly disturbed by the fact that her recently returned husband is building a guillotine in the spare room. However she hasn't yet figured out what he might want to use it for. Meanwhile her blog on how to stay thin and be successful, which largely involves eating kale and shaved cardboard clippings, seems to be gaining a growing readership. Caroline's philosophy is that if people want to pay her be told how to eat rubbish in the deluded belief that its doing them some good, then who is she to deny them the recipes...

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing, new plays for Hampstead Theatre and Live Theatre in Newcastle, a number of feature films and a TV series for BBC 1.

Caroline - Rebecca Saire

Martha - Frances Tomelty

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Producer - Eoin O'Callaghan.

Caroline has decided to help the less fortunate. By taking up public speaking.

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Philip is back. He is on the same medication, but he may have found a new career.

In this the 7th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Philip's mum is still caring for him but he believes he may have found a new career in the form of acting. Obviously his vast experience on the shopping channel makes him something of a celebrity with his amateur group, though so far they seem disinclined to let him play King Lear. However, he feels it's only a matter of time before they come round to the idea.

Shelagh Stephenson is the author of 'A Short History of Longing' and 'Guests Are Like Fish', recently heard on Radio 4. She is an Olivier Award winner for her play 'The Memory of Water' and has won Sony and Writer's Guild awards for her plays 'Darling Peidi' and 'Five Kinds of Silence'. She wrote Enid (the life of Enid Blyton) for BBC4 and Shirley (the Shirley Bassey story) for BBC2. She is currently writing, new plays for Hampstead Theatre and Live Theatre in Newcastle, a number of feature films and a TV series for BBC 1.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Producer - Eoin O'Callaghan

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.

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Richard Fallon has been taking a look at his life and doesn't much like what he sees.

In this the 7th series of 'How Does that Make You Feel?' Martha's clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP has been on a quest for self-knowledge. He has pored over some recent publications in the self-help section of the bookshop but has found little comfort. As a result he has begun re-examining some painful and humiliating incidents from his past. But this re-examination has provided little in the way of solace. Nor has it, as Martha had hoped, done much to help build Richard's desperately needed resilience in the face of adversity. And Richard needs a lot of resilience.

Writer - Shelagh Stephenson

Producer - Eoin O'Callaghan

Director - Eoin O'Callaghan.