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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970217]

A three-part drama by Tina Pepler. 1: Madeleine's birthday prompts memories for her mother Elizabeth. with Anna Livia Ryan , Jonathan Coy , Jack Ellis , Janet Maw. Tracy Ann Oberman , Sean Baker , Shirley Dixon , Kim Wall , Gerard McDermott , Robert Harper , loan Meredith and Carolyn Jones. Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970217]

Unknown: Tina Pepler.

Unknown: Anna Livia Ryan

Unknown: Jonathan Coy

Unknown: Jack Ellis

Unknown: Janet Maw.

Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman

Unknown: Sean Baker

Unknown: Shirley Dixon

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Gerard McDermott

Unknown: Robert Harper

Unknown: Carolyn Jones.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Elizabeth: Haydn Gwynne

Madeleine: Sarah Jane Holm

Nathalie: Kate Fenwick

Louise: Teresa Gallagher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970224]

A three-part drama by Tina Pepler.

2: Twenty years on, Elizabeth is living in Iran, where her four daughters are growing up and discovering there may be more to their mother than meets the eye. with Sarah Jane Holm , Kate Fenwick , Jack Ellis , Janet Maw , loan Meredith, Robert Harper , Chris Pavlo , Shirley Dixon and Christopher Scott. Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970224]

Unknown: Tina Pepler.

Unknown: Sarah Jane Holm

Unknown: Kate Fenwick

Unknown: Jack Ellis

Unknown: Janet Maw

Unknown: Robert Harper

Unknown: Chris Pavlo

Unknown: Shirley Dixon

Unknown: Christopher Scott.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Elizabeth: Haydn Gwynne

Nick: Jonathan Coy

Louise: Teresa Gallagher

Anna: Ciara Janson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970303]

The last in a three-part drama by Tina Pepler. 1976: an argument with Maddy prompts Nathalie to flee to

Belgrade, where she is determined to learn from her mother's mistakes. But history has a habit of repeating itself. with Sean Baker , Carolyn Jones. Hugh Dickson and Cathy Sara. Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970303]

Unknown: Tina Pepler.

Unknown: Sean Baker

Unknown: Carolyn Jones.

Unknown: Hugh Dickson

Unknown: Cathy Sara.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Elizabeth: Haydn Gwynne

Nick: Jonathan Coy

Madeleine: Sarah Jane Holm

Nathalie: Kate Fenwick

Louise: Teresa Gallagher

Anna: Anna Livia Ryan

Mirco: Jack Ellis

Milan: Frank Kovacs

Olga: Janet Maw

George: Paul Panting

Teddy: Kim Wall

Sean: Alex Lowe

0101No Wi-fi20150821

Susan has hidden Fiona's work phone, in a bid to encourage a healthier work-life balance. But Fiona declares Susan a hypocrite due to her own constant internet use and online gaming. Each sister thinks the other is completely addicted so they set themselves a challenge to go without their devices for 24 hours.

In the empty hours that lie ahead, the pair try to find ways to occupy themselves but inevitably end up getting increasingly irate with one another.

As they try to stave off the building frustration, Susan makes a rash decision, while Blake's attempts to hijack the neighbours' Wi-Fi don't end well.

0102Lazy Susan20150828

Fiona is offered a slot on a local radio show as the resident legal adviser. But as the nerves kick in, Susan coaches her on how to have confidence and behave like a real celebrity.

As Fiona's inner diva begins to surface, Blake is hauled in to be her security guard and Susan is put to work as her PR team.

All the attention goes to Fiona's head and soon she is expanding the range of legal advice she offers to completely inappropriate areas including distinctly dodgy advice on affairs of the heart. Even Blake's body-guarding skills can't save her from herself.

0103No Friends20150904

Blake has a new girlfriend meaning Susan is even more at a loose end than usual. Unfortunately, it's time Susan chooses to spend irritating Fiona.

In a bid to occupy her, Fiona introduces Susan to some of her work friends but her attempts to control Susan's behaviour are ignored and Susan is soon proving herself to be a social liability - or at least in Fiona's eyes. From Susan's point of view, she has become the life and soul of the party.

It becomes a battle for the friends' attentions, with Susan and Fiona each attempting to prove they are the more fun sibling. Meanwhile, Blake's relationship with hipster girlfriend Martine gets seriously challenged by a resentful Susan.

0104Wedding Anniversary20150911

It's the 10th Anniversary of Fiona's disastrous wedding but, as with previous years, she refuses to confront the pain of being jilted and instead gets very drunk.

Susan decides this denial has gone on long enough and sets about trying to help her come to terms with it by staging an unusual re-enactment.

As she ropes Blake in to help, it becomes clear that Susan's methods of healing aren't exactly conventional and the cats in bow ties, a greased mannequin and a cleaner who takes her role as seductress very seriously all push Fiona to the limits of what she can cope with.

Written by Susan Calman

Starring: Susan Calman, Ashley Jensen, Nick Helm

Producer: Mollie Freedman Berthoud

Executive Producer: Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.