Penelope's People

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AR01Divorcing Grandpa2009042120101003

Series of monologues performed by Penelope Keith, presenting resourceful characters responding very differently to big changes in their lives.

By Roy Apps.

With her husband in prison for a white-collar crime, Eleanor must find new ways to pay her granddaughter's school fees.

Should she break the law herself?

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Eleanor must find new ways to pay her granddaughter's school fees.

In Penelope's People, a new series of specially commissioned monologues, Penelope Keith presents three very different women, coming to terms with their changing circumstances - and demonstrates her skills as a versatile character actor.

In Divorcing Grandpa by Roy Apps, Penelope Keith plays Eleanor - an upper-middle class woman whose professional husband has been sent to prison for an unspecified white-collar crime.

In order to continue living in the style to which she has become accustomed (and to continue to be able to afford her darling grand-daughter's school fees) she realises that she too must break the law - and quickly discovers that she is rather good at it.

Reader: Penelope Keith

Producer: David Blount

A Pier Production for Radio 4.

AR02Making Ends Meet2009042220101010

Series of monologues performed by Penelope Keith, presenting resourceful characters responding very differently to big changes in their lives.

By Cathy Feeny.

Lonely widow Cora has been made redundant.

Cash is tight, but she still cannot resist the tempting knick-knacks from the mail order catalogues.

A chance meeting offers her a way to beat the credit crunch and get out of mounting debt.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

A chance meeting offers lonely widow Cora a way out of mounting debt.

AR03 LASTPills2009042320101017

Series of monologues performed by Penelope Keith, presenting resourceful characters responding very differently to big changes in their lives.

By Eric Pringle.

Alice's life has not fulfilled its early promise, but the determination that first drove her to pursue a career on the stage gives her the strength to face an uncertain future.

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

Former dancer Alice needs all her strength to face an uncertain future.

In Pills by Eric Pringle, we meet Alice Black, a dancer whose career came to an abrupt end when she was still a young woman.

Now, trapped in a loveless marriage, she occasionally feels bitter and resentful that her life has not fulfilled its early promise.

But the determination that first drove her to pursue a career on the stage gives her strength as she faces a very uncertain future.

Reader: Penelope Keith

Producer: David Blount.