Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups

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0101Time To Celebrate2013103020131106 (BBC7)
20160528 (BBC7)
20150817 (R4)

When Tom phones home we find out why he hates celebrations, why his mum can't stop organising them and why his father needs an electric whisk.

Classic Wrigglesworth rants combined with a fascinating and hilarious glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups is a 30 minute phone call from Tom ringing his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

'Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups' gets underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, so sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle

Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Find out why Tom hates celebrations and why his father needs an electric whisk.

EPISODE 1: TIME TO CELEBRATE

0102Problems With A Package2013110620131113 (BBC7)
20160604 (BBC7)
20150824 (R4)

Tom's parents are in Tenerife but that doesn't stop Tom making his weekly call. Tom lives to regret persuading them to explore more than just the hotel whilst they're on holiday.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups gets underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, so sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Classic Wrigglesworth rants combined with a fascinating and hilarious glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups is a 30 minute phone call from Tom ringing his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle

Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Tom's parents are holidaying in Tenerife, but that doesn't stop him making his weekly call

0104 LASTOut Of Our Tree2013112020131127 (BBC7)
20160618 (BBC7)
20150907 (R4)

Tom's father is engrossed in putting together the Wrigglesworth family tree.

Tom's father is engrossed in putting together the Wrigglesworth Family Tree which is leaving Tom's mother at a loose end. Tom suggests she gets in a lodger for company.

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups is a 30 minute phone call from Tom ringing his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

A fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Tom Wrigglesworth, his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament,opinions and hang-ups.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

'Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-ups' gets underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, so sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Cast:

Tom Wrigglesworth...Tom

Judy Parfitt... Granny

Paul Copley... Dad

Kate Anthony... Mum

David Reed... Henry

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle

Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

0201Lost And Found2014111120141118 (BBC7)

A flood at Tom's family home makes him reflect on what is important to keep and what isn't

When Tom makes his weekly phone call to his parents in Sheffield he discovers they've been flooded. As his parents manage the clear up operation, Tom reflects on what is important to keep and what isn't.

0202Point Of No Return2014111820141125 (BBC7)

Tom's family are coming to London, and giving the term 'flying visit' a whole new meaning.

After a mere twenty-one years of service the Wrigglesworth dishwasher has finally packed in, so Mr Wrigglesworth is bringing Tom's mum and his gran down to London to have it out with the manufacturers at the Ideal Home Show. A visit which is made inordinately complicated by Mr Wrigglesworth's ambitious travel plans.

0203Running On Empty2014112520141202 (BBC7)

Tom is invited on a stag weekend, and his dad signs up for the Sheffield marathon.

Tom is worried for his health when he's invited on an adventure-packed stag weekend of "coasteering", an activity that involves hurling oneself off tall rocks and into the sea. But that's nothing compared with what his dad is preparing himself for: the Sheffield marathon. An event he's decided to enter to, in his eyes, get one over on the next door neighbour.

0204The Separatists2014120220141209 (BBC7)

Tom's parents take extreme measures when a new zebra crossing appears outside their house.

When the lights from a new zebra crossing outside Tom's parent's house causes insomnia in the Wrigglesworth household, Tom's dad is forced to take matters into his own hands and cause a fuss. Not perhaps in the way everyone else would though...

Meanwhile, Tom is down in London preparing himself for a visit from the bailiffs.

0205Earning Your Corn2014120920141216 (BBC7)

It's 168 years since the repeal of the Corn Laws: time to celebrate! (If you're Tom's dad)

Tom's mum is not best pleased when Tom's dad pressgangs her into helping out at a celebration he's planning to celebrate 168 years since the repeal of the Corn Laws ("Well, it'd be tempting fate to hold on for the bicentennary") and they've chosen the Toby Carvery as a suitable dining venue.

Meanwhile, Tom has decided to buy a flat in London, much to his gran's chagrin.

0206 LASTThe Well Of Loneliness2014121620141223 (BBC7)

Tom finds himself on a Derbyshire moor looking for a potentially devastating family secret

When Tom's father uncovers some potentially life-changing news through his research into the family tree, Tom is pressganged into helping him find a church which could be devastating for the Wrigglesworth name.

Meanwhile, Tom's mum and gran enter the cut-throat world of competitive well-dressing.

0301Broadband On The Run2015111820151125 (BBC7)
20151126 (BBC7)

Episode 1, 'Broadband on the Run'. Tom and his Dad fret about some potentially uncomfortable brushes with the law while Mum prepares for the arrival of a new lodger.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony, Elizabeth Bennett and Chris Pavlo.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

Tom and his dad fret about some potentially uncomfortable brushes with the law.

0302The Madman In The Attic2015112520151202 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)

Tom's dad advocates some rather drastic 'rationalising'.

Episode 2, 'The Madman in the Attic'. With Tom's Dad advocating some rather drastic "rationalizing", Tom realises that it might be time for him to have a clear-out himself.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony and Elizabeth Bennett.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

0304The Animal Lovers2015120920151216 (BBC7)
20151217 (BBC7)

Mr and Mrs Wrigglesworth think about getting a pet, while Tom plans a weekend getaway.

Episode 4, 'The Animal Lovers'. Mr and Mrs Wrigglesworth think about getting a pet while Tom plans a weekend getaway.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony and Elizabeth Bennett.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

0305How To Make A Killing2015121620151223 (BBC7)
20151224 (BBC7)

A neighbourly good deed lands Tom in trouble.

Episode 5, 'How to Make a Killing'. A neighbourly good deed lands Tom in trouble while his parents throw themselves into some evening classes.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony and Elizabeth Bennett.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.

0306 LASTA Christmas Not Special2015122320151230 (BBC7)
20151231 (BBC7)

A ring of the doorbell interrupts an already unconventional Wrigglesworth family Christmas

Episode 6, 'A Christmas Not Special'. A ring of the doorbell interrupts an already unconventional Wrigglesworth family Christmas.

Series 3 of the sitcom where Tom Wrigglesworth phones home for his weekly check-in with his Mum, Dad and Gran, giving listeners a glimpse into his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament, opinions and hang-ups.

Episode 6 "A Christmas Not Special": The Wrigglesworths receive a Christmas visitor while Tom struggles to get home in time for dinner.

Starring Tom Wrigglesworth, Paul Copley, Kate Anthony, Elizabeth Bennett and Chris Pavlo.

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle with additional material by Miles Jupp

Produced by Richard Morris

A BBC Radio Comedy Production.