Back In The Family Way

Following her previous, very popular In the Family Way shows, Radio 4 favourite Lucy returns with another examination of domestic life, covering everything from the dramatic to the dreary.

This time, Lucy looks at the effects of the pandemic on our relationships with family, friends and neighbours. The last year has been hard on people who were separated from their nearest and dearest, but it’s also been no picnic for those who were locked up with their loved ones.

Home schooling, working from the kitchen table, Zoom quizzes with cousins, clapping with the neighbours – Lucy explores all the things that have brought us together, while also driving us apart. We look forward to the year 2041 and ponder what they’ll make of it in the future.

Talented comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner is on hand again to help Lucy bring her thoughts to life. As always, he displays his range of comic voices, including an impressive impersonation of Lucy’s next door neighbour Yvonne.

Back In The Family Way was recorded at Lucy’s local village hall, with a socially distanced audience of her family, friends and neighbours. Let’s see if any of them are still speaking to her after this show.

Written by Lucy Porter
Starring Lucy Porter and Luke Kempner
Additional Material: Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Mike Shepherd
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Studio Engineer and Editor: Jerry Peal
Production Runners: Sahara Dennis, Kareem Elshehawy, Sakshi Gupta
Produced and Directed by Gordon Kennedy
Would not have been possible without Marilyn Imrie

Recorded Live at Pinner Village Hall

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

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