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0101A New Perspective2014070720181007 (BBC7)
20181008 (BBC7)
20200313 (BBC7)
20200314 (BBC7)
20170628 (R4)
After treatment for ovarian and breast cancer Chippy, is mad Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles.

Two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Written by Kay Stonham, Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past 20 years.

For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. Our characters have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." Everyday challenges must go on like boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents. But their brush with mortality gives them a new perspective.

So do they preserve their pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

Follow the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.

Terry.... Camille Coduri
Chippy.... Sharon Rooney
Jill.... Natasha Little
Marco.... Doc Brown
Gordon.... Andrew Obeney
Colin.... David Cann
Georgie.... Emily Chase
Tim.... Matt Houlihan
Sara.... Antonia Reid
Chippy's Mum.... Kay Stonham

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.

After their cancer treatments, Chippy is mad, Jill is sad and Terri is dangerous to know.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

In 'Bad Salsa', two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. The characters in the series have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." As in the real world, the challenges of everyday life go on for our characters; like us they have boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents, but unlike us their brush with mortality has given them a new perspective.

The fun and excitement of the series is in watching them decide to preserve the pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

0102Mount Kilimanjaro2014071420181014 (BBC7)
20181015 (BBC7)
20200320 (BBC7)
20200321 (BBC7)
20170705 (R4)
After treatment for Ovarian and breast cancer Chippy, is mad Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles.

Two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Written by Kay Stonham, Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past 20 years.

For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. Our characters have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." Everyday challenges must go on like boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents. But their brush with mortality gives them a new perspective.

So do they preserve their pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

Follow the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.

Chippy.... Sharon Rooney
Jill.... Natasha Little
Terri Camille.... Coduri
Marco.... Derek Elroy
Gordon.... Andrew Obeney
Elaine.... Ayesha Antoine
Georgie.... Emily Chase
Joel.... Joe Johnsey

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.

Marco's sister unimpressed with Terri, Jill wavers and Chippy tussles with a shark.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

After treatment for Ovarian and breast cancer Chippy is mad, Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles. In Bad Salsa, two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression, the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past twenty years. For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. The characters in the series have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." As in the real world, the challenges of everyday life go on for our characters; like us they have boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents, but unlike us their brush with mortality has given them a new perspective. The fun and excitement of the series is in watching them decide to preserve the pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

The series follows the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.

Writer.... Kay Stonham

Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

Marco's sister is unimpressed with Terri, Jill wavers and Chippy tussles with a shark.

Marco's sister unimpressed with Terri, Jill wavers and Chippy tussles with a shark.

0103All Change2014072120181021 (BBC7)
20181022 (BBC7)
20200327 (BBC7)
20200328 (BBC7)
20170712 (R4)
After treatment for Ovarian and breast cancer Chippy, is mad Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles. In Bad Salsa, two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past twenty years. For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. The characters in the series have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." As in the real world, the challenges of everyday life go on for our characters; like us they have boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents, but unlike us their brush with mortality has given them a new perspective. The fun and excitement of the series is in watching them decide to preserve the pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

The series follows the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.

Writer.... Kay Stonham
Producer.... Alison Vernon-Smith.

After their cancer treatment, Chippy is mad, Jill is sad and Terri is dangerous to know.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0104The Shorefest Redemption2014072820181028 (BBC7)
20181029 (BBC7)
20200403 (BBC7)
20200404 (BBC7)
20170719 (R4)
After treatment for Ovarian and breast cancer Chippy, is mad, Jill is sad and Terri is definitely dangerous to know! The road back after cancer treatment can be tricky and full of obstacles.

In 'Bad Salsa', two middle aged women and their younger friend seek to regain their zest for life and love by learning to dance at Bad Salsa, the club where everyone knows your name but no-one knows your prognosis!

Depictions of people with cancer on TV and radio too often follow a standard format; there is the diagnosis, the depression the chemo, then the false recovery followed by the tragic death.

Bad Salsa tries to paint a picture at once more hopeful and more in line with survival rates which have improved immensely over the past 20 years.

For many, 'living with cancer' is now their day to day challenge. The characters in the series have finished their treatment and are in the process of finding their way back to normal life or at least finding a "new normal." As in the real world, the challenges of everyday life go on for our characters; like us they have boring marriages, distracting crushes, troublesome children, difficult workmates and infuriating parents, but unlike us their brush with mortality has given them a new perspective.

The fun and excitement of the series is in watching them decide to preserve the pre-cancer status quo or in Terri's words, to say "sod it all" and "go for it!"

Follow the women as they embrace the world of salsa whilst they adjust to life after cancer.

Three women embrace Bad Salsa, where everybody knows your name, but not your prognosis.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0201What Happens At Salsa...2016010620190415 (BBC7)
20190416 (BBC7)
20201108 (BBC7)
20160113 (R4)
20170726 (R4)
A second series of the sitcom about three women who embrace the world of salsa while adjusting to life after cancer.

Jill has left her husband and son to live at her new boyfriends' parent's house, Camille is planning a huge life change and Chippy has a new live-in wannabe step-father in the shape of Gordon from their salsa class.

In the first episode Camille is still with Marco and reveals their plan to start a new life together, Jill is struggling with jealousy and living with Tim's parents, Chippy discovers what Tinder can bring and Gordon takes advantage of the opportunities his new salsa role offers.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Written by Kay Stonham

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

Sitcom about three women embracing the world of salsa while adjusting to life after cancer

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0202Jumping The Shark2016012020190422 (BBC7)
20190423 (BBC7)
20201115 (BBC7)
20170802 (R4)
Marco's sister is less than impressed by Terri, and Jill is still wavering.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

Marco's sister arrives and is not impressed by his new girlfriend - Camille. Jill is still trying to decide whether to have reconstruction while Tim lives the high-life on a photo shoot and Chippy thinks she can save her budding relationship with a lie.

Series two of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Written by Kay Stonham

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

A second series of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed. This second series begins as Jill has left her husband and son to live at her new boyfriends' parent's house, Camille is planning a huge life change and Chippy has a new live-in wannabe step-father in the shape of Gordon from their salsa class.

In the second episode, Marco's sister arrives and is not impressed by his new girlfriend - Camille. Jill is still trying to decide whether to have reconstruction while Tim lives the high-life on a photo shoot and Chippy thinks she can save her budding relationship with a lie.

Produced and directed by Alison Vernon-Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

0203Last Call For Cuba2016012720190429 (BBC7)
20190430 (BBC7)
20201122 (BBC7)
20170809 (R4)
One of the women gets some devastating news and Chippy's lie comes back to haunt her.

Series two of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed. This second series begins as Jill has left her husband and son to live at her new boyfriends' parent's house, Camille is planning a huge life change and Chippy has a new live-in wannabe step-father in the shape of Gordon from their salsa class.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Chippy.... Sharon Rooney
Jill.... Natasha Little
Terri.... Camille Coduri
Marco.... Derek Elroy
Tim.... Matt Houlihan
Gordon.... Andrew Obeney
Georgie.... Emily Chase
Elaine.... Ayesha Antoine
Joel.... Joe Johnsey
Consultant 1.... Chris Pavlo
Consultant 2.... Ayesha Antoine

Written by Kay Stonham

Director: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

One of the women gets some devastating news, and Chippy's lie comes back to haunt her.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

Chippy....Sharon Rooney
Jill....Natasha Little
Terri....Camille Coduri
Marco....Derek Elroy
Tim....Matt Houlihan
Gordon....Andrew Obeney
Georgie....Emily Chase
Elaine....Ayesha Antoine
Joel....Joe Johnsey
Consultant 1....Chris Pavlo
Consultant 2....Ayesha Antoine

Written by Kay Stonham

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0204The Cycle Of Life2016020320190506 (BBC7)
20190507 (BBC7)
20201129 (BBC7)
20170816 (R4)
Each of the women get to grips with their own particular cancer after-shocks. In this last episode each of them must face their fears.

A second series of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Written by Kay Stonham

Directed by Alison Vernon-Smith.

Each of the women gets to grips with their own particular cancer aftershocks.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0301Day Of The Living Dead20170823A third and final series of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

In this final series there's a funeral and a wedding. But whose funeral and who is marrying who?

Day of the Living Dead

Written by Kay Stonham.

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

It is a BBC Studio Production.

The sitcom set in a salsa club with Natasha Little, Jessie Cave and Camille Coduri.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.

0302Something Cold20170830The final episode of the sitcom set in a salsa club. Jill plans to re-marry her ex-husband Colin to protect their son's financial future. This gives Terri an idea that involves Chippy.

A third and final series of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

In this final series there's a funeral and a wedding. But who's funeral and who is marrying who?

Something Cold

Written by Kay Stonham.

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

It is a BBC Studio Production.

The sitcom set in a salsa club with Natasha Little, Jessie Cave and Camille Coduri.

Comedy by Kay Stonham that follows three women as they adjust to life after cancer.