How To Have A Perfect Marriage [15md]

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15MD0120150810

Karen knows her much-loved husband of 19 years is gay. And now it is time to tell the kids

Karen knows her much-loved husband of 19 years is gay. A new normality reigns. Jack stays with his boyfriend Tom on agreed nights away and slips back into the house before the children get up.

But now he wants to tell the girls. Is there a best way? Karen persuades him to wait until the summer holidays begin. But Jack is impatient - and impetuous.

In this second series of writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships, Jack has come out to his wife Karen but not to the kids. An agreement between consenting adults is one thing - but once you tell the children, all bets are off.

She and Jack may have signed up for a new type of marriage, where small deceptions and unspoken fantasies are replaced with something new - a kind of radical honesty. But can they make this work as a whole family and keep the kids secure?

The same cast come together, led by Julia Ford and Greg Wise, to explore the next chapter of this very modern family.

Written by Nicholas McInerny

Music by Greg Wise

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Director/Producer: Melanie Harris

Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0220150811

Everything is starting to unravel, and the children want answers.

It's starting to unravel. Naomi disappears to school at the crack of dawn, Ella has decamped to a friend's house, Jack is throwing himself into work (and his boyfriend) and Karen has taken up running. The children want answers.

In this second series of writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships, Jack has come out to his wife Karen but not to the kids. An agreement between consenting adults is one thing - but once you tell the children, all bets are off.

She and Jack may have signed up for a new type of marriage, where small deceptions and unspoken fantasies are replaced with something new - a kind of radical honesty. But can they make this work as a whole family and keep the kids secure?

The same cast come together, led by Julia Ford and Greg Wise, to explore the next chapter of this very modern family.

Written by Nicholas McInerny

Music by Greg Wise

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Director/Producer: Melanie Harris

Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

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Jack feels an emotion he has not had for a long time in relation to his wife - jealousy.

Things are looking up for Karen. She's getting ready for a date and looks a complete knock-out. Jack is beside himself with a feeling he hasn't experienced for a long time in relation to his wife - jealousy.

In this second series of writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships, Jack has come out to his wife Karen but not to the kids. An agreement between consenting adults is one thing - but once you tell the children, all bets are off.

She and Jack may have signed up for a new type of marriage, where small deceptions and unspoken fantasies are replaced with something new - a kind of radical honesty. But can they make this work as a whole family and keep the kids secure?

The same cast come together, led by Julia Ford and Greg Wise, to explore the next chapter of this very modern family.

Written by Nicholas McInerny

Music by Greg Wise

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Director/Producer: Melanie Harris

Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0420150813

Karen is enjoying the attentions of her new lover and decides to invest in her career.

Karen's enjoying the attentions of her new lover and has decided to invest in her career - with money from Jack, whether he likes it or not. Jack's taken to sleeping with the dog, for company. But when they learn Ella is being bullied and Naomi is suspended from school, they snap into action - as parents.

In this second series of writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships, Jack has come out to his wife Karen but not to the kids. An agreement between consenting adults is one thing - but once you tell the children, all bets are off.

She and Jack may have signed up for a new type of marriage, where small deceptions and unspoken fantasies are replaced with something new - a kind of radical honesty. But can they make this work as a whole family and keep the kids secure?

The same cast come together, led by Julia Ford and Greg Wise, to explore the next chapter of this very modern family.

Written by Nicholas McInerny

Music by Greg Wise

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Director/Producer: Melanie Harris

Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

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15MD0520130816

Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary the way they always do.

15MD0520130816

Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary the way they always do.

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15MD0520130816

Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary the way they always do, on Primrose Hill, with flowers and a take-away. But this year is different.

This is writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships.

Jack and Karen are nothing out of the ordinary. They have been happily married for years and are convinced every problem can be worked through. Until Jack decides he really is gay.

Seeking stability at all costs for themselves and for the children, they navigate the bumpy journey of finding a lover for Jack by going for the 'closed loop' arrangement. It sounds just about possible - in theory. But getting consensus all round for their 3-way partnership is far from straightforward. And Karen doesn't want to share her husband. She wants everything to stay the same.

Writer: Nicholas McInerny

Music: instrumental by Greg Wise

Producer: Melanie Harris

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0520130816

Karen and Jack celebrate their wedding anniversary the way they always do, on Primrose Hill, with flowers and a take-away. But this year is different.

This is writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships.

Jack and Karen are nothing out of the ordinary. They have been happily married for years and are convinced every problem can be worked through. Until Jack decides he really is gay.

Seeking stability at all costs for themselves and for the children, they navigate the bumpy journey of finding a lover for Jack by going for the 'closed loop' arrangement. It sounds just about possible - in theory. But getting consensus all round for their 3-way partnership is far from straightforward. And Karen doesn't want to share her husband. She wants everything to stay the same.

Writer: Nicholas McInerny

Music: instrumental by Greg Wise

Producer: Melanie Harris

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.

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15MD0520150814

The family are a tribe again, united in adversity. Allegiances shift, in surprising ways.

Suddenly the family are a tribe again, united in adversity. Dealing with events at the girls' school has brought them together. Allegiances shift, in surprising ways.

In this second series of writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical look at modern relationships, Jack has come out to his wife Karen but not to the kids. An agreement between consenting adults is one thing - but once you tell the children, all bets are off.

She and Jack may have signed up for a new type of marriage, where small deceptions and unspoken fantasies are replaced with something new - a kind of radical honesty. But can they make this work as a whole family and keep the kids secure?

The same cast come together, led by Julia Ford and Greg Wise, to explore the next chapter of this very modern family.

Written by Nicholas McInerny

Music by Greg Wise

Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

Director/Producer: Melanie Harris

Executive Producer: Jo Meek

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.