Radio 4 favourite Lucy Porter is back with an examination of middle aged, suburban life. Ably assisted by her young apprentice Luke Kempner, Lucy tackles bank holiday bin collection schedules, video doorbell footage, and being a member of the ‘sandwich generation’.
Apparently, human happiness peaks at 18, dips to its lowest point between the ages of 49 and 54, then picks up again – by the age of about 65 you’re as happy again as you were at 18. So this show will be a comfort to those in the dip, a warning to younger listeners, and will make the older generation feel incredibly smug.
Caravanning, lower back pain and the irresistible allure of Ken Bruce are all covered in this delightful celebration of midlife madness. This show is for you if you own at least one item of clothing that you bought In a garden centre, or if you get as much pleasure from an episode of The Repair Shop as you once did from a night of passion. Feel free to download it as something to listen to in the middle of the night when the hot flushes or prostate issues are keeping you up anyway
Posted by Lucy Porter - Monday, December 12th, 2022
Good people of #Pinner, there’s a comedy treat for you on Saturday 17th December! 🙂
Lucy is recording a stand-up special at the village hall for #BBCRadio4, where she’ll be joined by special guest @LukeKempner.
RSVP to @gordongkennedy (emailin the image)
Lucy’s latest radio special is on the BBC sounds website now, you can hear it here – and here’s all the info;
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.
“At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a fisherman’s knot. Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.”
And that’s not all – this Sunday (28th April) ‘In The Family Way…again’ is on Radio 4. It’s a sequel to last year’s show (listen to that one here) and can be found on the BBC iPlayer after broadcast here.