Where'd You Go Bernadette?

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0120120702

Maria Semple's comic novel. 15-year-old Bee calls in her parents' promise of a present.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

When 15 year old Bee wins perfect grades, she calls in her parents' promise of a graduation present of 'anything she wants'. This turns out to be a family trip to Antarctica - a prospect that will challenge her mother Bernadette's agoraphobia and social reclusiveness.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies

Produced/ directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

0220120703

Maria Semple's comic novel. Bernadette becomes more reliant on her virtual assistant.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

Bernadette and Elgin have promised their 15 year old daughter, Bee, a family trip to Antarctica, for gaining perfect grades at school. To prepare herself for such a trip - practically and emotionally - Bernadette becomes increasingly reliant on her virtual assistant in India, Manjula.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies

Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

0320120704

Maria Semple's comic novel. Bernadette prepares for the family trip to Antarctica.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

Bernadette and Elgin have promised their 15 year old daughter, Bee, a family trip to Antarctica, for gaining perfect grades at school. The socially reclusive Bernadette becomes increasingly confessional in her emails to Manjula, her virtual assistant in India.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies

Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

0420120705

Bernadette's relationship with Audrey reaches an all-time low.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

In today's episode, Bernadette's relationships with the other Galer Street mothers become increasingly fractious. But her husband, Elgin, is at a loss to know how to help.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted by Miranda Davies

Produced/ directed by Emma Harding.

0520120706

Maria Semple's comic novel. Bernadette's lost career as a genius architect is revealed.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson and Richard Laing.

In today's episode, as Bernadette becomes increasingly confessional in her emails to her virtual assistant, Manjula, we learn about her lost career as a revolutionary architect and her early life with Elgin.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Davies

Produced/Directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

Opening music: 'My Wandering Days Are Over', from the album 'Tigermilk' by Belle & Sebastian, Jeepster Recordings Ltd, 1999

Closing music: 'Expectations', from the album 'Tigermilk' by Belle & Sebastian, Jeepster Recordings Ltd, 1999.

0620120709

Elgin confronts Bernadette about the mudslide.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

When 15 year old Bee wins perfect grades, she calls in her parents' promise of a graduation present of 'anything she wants'. This turns out to be a family trip to Antarctica - a prospect that will challenge her mother Bernadette's deep dislike of travel and of dealing with other people. But first Bernadette needs to take on some of the other mothers at Bee's school, or as she calls them - 'the Galer Street gnats'.

In today's episode, Elgin confronts Bernadette about the mudslide incident.

Adapted by Miranda Davies

Produced/ directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

0720120710

Elgin is paid a visit by an agent from the FBI, who makes a shocking revelation.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

15 year old Bee and her parents are preparing for their imminent family trip to Antarctica, but Elgin is increasingly worried about Bernadette and her run-ins with the other Galer Street mothers.

In today's episode, Elgin is paid a visit by an agent from the FBI, who makes a shocking revelation about Bernadette's life online.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Davies

Produced/Directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

0820120711

A frantic Elgin travels to Argentina in an attempt to find his wife.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

15 year old Bee and her parents have been preparing for a family trip to Antarctica, but the day before they are due to travel, her mother Bernadette vanishes.

In today's episode, a frantic Elgin travels to Argentina in an attempt to find his wife.

Adapted and directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

0920120712

Bee and her father Elgin travel to Antarctica on Bernadette's trail.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

15 year old Bee and her parents have been preparing for a family trip to Antarctica, but the day before they are due to travel, her mother Bernadette vanishes. From her credit card charges, it appears that Bernadette has travelled to Antarctica on her own, but after that, the trail gets very cold indeed.

In today's episode, Bee and her father Elgin travel to Antarctica on Bernadette's trail.

Adapted and directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

10 LAST20120713

Bee and Elgin continue their search for the missing Bernadette in forbidding Antarctica.

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson and Richard Laing.

In today's episode, Bee and Elgin continue their search for the missing Bernadette on the forbidding continent of Antarctica.

CAST:

Bernadette - Miranda Richardson

Bee.... Lydia Wilson

Elgin.... Richard Laing

Audrey.... Madeleine Potter

Soo Lin.... Laurel Lefkow

Marcus Strang.... Don Gilet

Ollie-O/ Jacob.... Sam Alexander

Paul Jellinek.... Patrick Brennan

Helen/ Gwen Goodyear.... Susie Riddell

Dr Kurtz.... Christine Absalom

Other parts played by members of the company.

Adapted and directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

0120120707 (BBC7)
20120708 (BBC7)

Maria Semple's debut novel examines misplaced genius and mother-daughter love.

Omnibus. Made for 4 Extra. TV comedy writer Maria Semple's debut novel examines misplaced genius and mother-daughter love. Starring Miranda Richardson.

02 LAST20120714 (BBC7)
20120715 (BBC7)

Omnibus. Made for 4 Extra. Maria Semple's comic novel, adapted by Miranda Davies. Elgin confronts Bernadette about the mudslide. Stars Miranda Richardson.

Elgin confronts Bernadette about the mudslide. Stars Miranda Richardson.