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0101Human Deterioration2004070520220315/16/7) (BBC7)PAM AYRES kicks off her own poetry and sketch show starting with the theme of deterioration.. of eyesight, figure, memory......the list goes on.

With poems about being Too Fat and buying a Wonderbra.

Plus sketches about being Topless at 60 and how to spice up your love life with a little celebrity fantasy in a sketch called Me and MICHAEL ASPEL.

With GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD and FELICITY MONTAGU.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.

Poetry and sketches with PAM AYRES, FELICITY MONTAGU and GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

PAM AYRES kicks off her own series of poetry and sketches.

She's starting with the theme of deterioration.. of eyesight, figure, memory......the list goes on!

Featuring poems about being Too Fat and buying a Wonderbra.

Plus sketches about being Topless at 60 and how to spice up your love life with a little celebrity fantasy.

With:

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

0102Holidays2004071220220322/23 (BBC7)PAM AYRES's poetry and sketch show looks at holidays,

With poems about packing too much and learning to ski at 50-something.

Plus sketches about booking a holiday online and getting shingles up the Orinoco.

With GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD and FELICITY MONTAGU.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.

Poetry and sketches about the challenges of online booking, travelling light and skiing.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0103The Countryside2004071920220329/30 (BBC7)PAM AYRES's poetry and sketch show goes all rural.

With poems about grand plans for a garden and being a battery hen.

Plus sketches on the joys of buying a tractor and how the townie views the country life.

Aided and abetted by actors GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD and FELICITY MONTAGU.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.

Bored chickens and aggrieved starlings. Rural poetry and sketches from PAM AYRES.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0104Children2004072620220405/06 (BBC7)PAM AYRES's poetry and sketch show looks at children.

With poems about having children late in life, and bringing up teenagers.

Plus sketches on school plays, and a mum having to call her daughter as she can't find the internet.

Aided and abetted by actors GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD and FELICITY MONTAGU.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.

A school play and parents discussing s-e-x. Poetry and sketches from PAM AYRES. From 2004.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

Pam Ayres's poetry and sketch show looks at children.

Aided and abetted by actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu.

Producer: Claire Jones

A school play and parents discussing s-e-x. Poetry and sketches from Pam Ayres. From 2004.

Pam Ayres presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0201Fame2006032020220607/08/7) (BBC7)More light hearted verse and comic sketches from PAM AYRES.

Pam examines how people chase fame and try to hang on to it - including:

A sketch about name-dropping and a poem about not being kissed.

With:

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.

Poetry and sketches with PAM AYRES, FELICITY MONTAGU and GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD. From 2006.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0202Animals2006032720220614/15/7) (BBC7)More light hearted verse and comic sketches from PAM AYRES.

Parrots, limpets and highland cattle are in PAM AYRES's poetic zoo.

With:

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0203Travel2006040320220621/22/7) (BBC7)More light hearted verse and comic sketches from PAM AYRES.

Pam admits to being a poor map reader and talks about taking a computer course and French course.

Includes a poem about an experience in a clinical hotel.

With:

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Pam admits to being a poor map reader.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0204Motherhood2006041020220628/29 (BBC7)
More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Maternal high and lows as motherhood is considered.

Includes a poem about her mud and blood-streaked son playing rugby.

With:

Geoffrey Whitehead

Felicity Montagu

Written by Pam Ayres, Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds and Jan Etherington.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Maternal highs and lows from Pam Ayres in poetry and sketches.

Pam Ayres presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from PAM AYRES.

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer CLAIRE JONES

Maternal highs and lows from PAM AYRES in poetry and sketches.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0205The Old Days2006041720220705/06/7) (BBC7)PAM AYRES looks back to those 'good old days' in verse and sketches - including imperial versus metric and her dad's woollen swimming costume.

With:

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Pam remembers her father's woollen swimming costume.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0206Food2006042420220712/13/7) (BBC7)More light hearted verse and comic sketches from PAM AYRES.

Her world of food, from childhood to the present day.

Includes a poem about suet and the toil and disappointment of barbecues.

With:

GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD

FELICITY MONTAGU

Written by PAM AYRES, CHRIS THOMPSON, Peter Reynolds and JAN ETHERINGTON.

Producer CLAIRE JONES

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Prose and sketches about the Pam's world of food, from childhood to the present day.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0502Horses2014012420210608/09 (BBC7)PAM AYRES regales her Radio 4 audience with poems, stories and sketches, this week on a subject close to her heart: Horses.

She is joined on stage by FELICITY MONTAGU and GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD, with Geoffrey playing her long-suffering husband 'Gordon'.

This week Pam talks about her first memories of going to the races as a little girl, about the significance of leg positioning in statues of horses, and she shares an intriguing story of being flattered by a stranger's attentions at the Badminton Horse Trials.

Poems include: The Racehorse Fred, The Stuffed Horse & Dreaming of Fresh Fields.

Sketch writers: James Bugg, JAN ETHERINGTON, Grainne McGuire, ANDY WOLTON and Tom Neenan.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.

Pam shares her love of horses. Poetry and sketches.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0503Self-sufficiency2014013120210615/16 (BBC7)PAM AYRES regales her audience with poems, stories and sketches, this week on a subject close to her heart: self-sufficiency. She is joined on stage by FELICITY MONTAGU and GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD, with Geoffrey playing her long-suffering husband 'Gordon'.

Pam discusses her love of allotments, knitting and her more recent love of beekeeping.

Poems include: The Allotment Rustler, Over-Penguinisation, Behold My Bold Provider, Stuck on You and The Litter Moron.

Sketch writers: James Bugg, Grainne McGuire, ANDY WOLTON and Tom Neenan.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.

PAM AYRES talks about her love of allotments, beekeeping and knitting.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches

0504Beauty2014020720210622/23 (BBC7)Poet PAM AYRES brings her audience half an hour packed with poems, stories and sketches, this week on the subject of beauty and, that newly-coined term, wellness.

She is joined on stage by FELICITY MONTAGU and GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD, with Geoffrey playing her long-suffering husband 'Gordon'.

Pam talks about meeting PHYLLIS DILLER and finding out about 'chin brown', she recalls buying a very unsuitable outfit having admired it on someone else and explains how you know when you've put on a little too much weight.

Poems include: Too Much of a Fag, Did I Turn Off My Tongs?, Had a Little Work Done, Pilates, Once I Was a Looker and So Was My Spouse, and the legendary I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth.

Sketch writers: James Bugg, Grainne McGuire, CLAIRE JONES, ANDY WOLTON and Tom Neenan.

Producer: CLAIRE JONES.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.

PAM AYRES looks at beauty and that newly coined term 'wellness'.

PAM AYRES presents a series packed with poetry, anecdotes and sketches