Barry's Lunch Club

Episodes

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01Travel20160429

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 1: Travel

Barry responds to a question about travel for the over 60s and relates his disastrous holiday experiences on a cruise ship and at an activity holiday.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-Taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 1: Travel

Barry responds to a question about travel for the over 60s and relates his disastrous holiday experiences on a cruise ship and at an activity holiday.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

02Dating For The Over-60s20160506

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 2: Dating for the Over 60s

Barry offers advice about dating for the older generation. To his amazement, Hilary is happy to discuss her recent experience in the field.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-Taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 2: Dating for the Over 60s

Barry offers advice about dating for the older generation. To his amazement, Hilary is happy to discuss her recent experience in the field.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

03Hobbies20160513

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 3: Hobbies

How do older people keep minds active? Barry discusses various hobbies while all the time keeping an eye on the ferocious dog that Hilary is minding in the hall for the morning.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-Taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 3: Hobbies

How do older people keep minds active? Barry discusses various hobbies while all the time keeping an eye on the ferocious dog that Hilary is minding in the hall for the morning.

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

04Inheritance20160520

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 4: Inheritance

While Dave Marsh the builder fixes the perilous civic hall roof above them, Barry deals with queries about inheritance tax. How best to utilise your money?

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-Taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

04 LASTInheritance20160520

Alex Lowe is 82 year old Barry, who invites an audience to his weekly lunch club where he scrutinises themes close to his heart. With club secretary Hilary (Stephanie Cole) to rein him in, and club treasurer Peter (Philip Pope) providing support on the civic hall piano, this is the ultimate life-style guide for an ageing nation.

Episode 4: Inheritance

While Dave Marsh the builder fixes the perilous civic hall roof above them, Barry deals with queries about inheritance tax. How best to utilise your money?

Barry is a cockney moved to the suburbs during the war. He is not given to looking at the old days through rose coloured spectacles, and is well up to speed with current trends. A seemingly harmless old boy, he lures people into a false sense of security, delivering hilariously stinging rebukes or erudite assessments of how the world is treating the over 60s.

Stand-up comedy crossed with sitcom, the show plays out in real time as if we are eavesdropping on a civic hall meeting group.

Written by Alex Lowe and Alex Walsh-taylor

Producer: Alex Walsh-taylor

Executive Producer: Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.