Clare In The Community

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life

Episodes

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09Edinburgh Special: In Treatment2013082720160624 (BBC7)
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Clare and Brian's relationship is in trouble. Could relationship counselling help?

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare and Brian's relationship has always been fraught but with communication at an all time low the couple try relationship counselling. A one-off episode recorded in Edinburgh at the Festival.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare struggles to control both her professional and private life and in this special one-off episode recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Clare's professional life is impacting on her personal life as she and Brian seek help with their relationship. After all, Clare gives of herself everyday at work - is it her fault there's little left for Brian's dreary problems at the end of the day?

In Treatment - Cast

Written by Harry Venning
Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

0101Babysitter20170723Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can defer from her own problems.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0102Adoption20170730The social worker gets noisy new neighbours - but what is her rich sister Emma after?

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0103Glad To Be Ray20170806Clare can't understand why she hasn't been invited to Ray's, so she calls round uninvited.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0104Last Words20170813The social worker is wracked with relief when her most detested client dies.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0105Combat Zone20170820It's Christmas and time for the office Christmas party. Brian is teaching Clare to drive.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0106 LASTStage Fright20170827The social worker's disgruntled husband Brian writes a play based on their marriage.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0201Past Caring2005110420160816 (BBC7)
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The social worker organises a birthday dinner for Brian, but there's a mystery guest.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0202Relax2005111120160823 (BBC7)
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Romantic Brian is plotting to surprise the social worker on holiday.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0203Meet The Press2005111820160830 (BBC7)
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International stardom beckons when the social worker appears on the radio.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0204Brian Come Home2005112520160906 (BBC7)
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Can couples counselling calm the social worker's constant criticism of her boyfriend?

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0205Mean Streets2005120220160913 (BBC7)
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The meddling social worker takes a homeless survey, and Brian arranges a stag night.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0206 LASTDoolah's Choice2005120920160920 (BBC7)
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The bossy social worker sticks her oar in Helen's wedding and Megan's home birth.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0301Letter From America2006121820181202 (BBC7)Needing a new place to stay, Clare goes house-hunting with Brian - and she has an unusual, new pen pal.

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, George Harris as Wendell, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan, Alex Tregear as Hannah and Roy Hudd as Mr Figgis.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006

The bossy social worker needs a new place to stay.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0302Merry Christmas Mrs Lawrence2008122120181223 (BBC7)Clare is determined to survive Christmas Day with her laid-back parents...

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan, Brigit Forsyth as Mrs Barker, Philip Davis as Mr Barker, Gerard McDermott as Grandad and Christine Kavanagh as Emma.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

The bossy social worker faces festivities with her laid-back parents. Stars Sally Phillips

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0303Brenda's Birthday2007010120181209 (BBC7)Clare is coerced into helping Megan organise her one-year-old daughter's birthday party.

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan and Lewis MacLeod as Gordon.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

The bossy social worker is coerced into organising a children's party.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0304We Need To Talk About Brian2007010820181216 (BBC7)Clare prepares to move to a new home with Brian - until a disturbing discovery she makes while packing forces her to question the decision.

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene and Nina Conti as Megan.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006

Preparing to move house - the bossy social worker makes a disturbing discovery.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0305The Redcap2007011520181230 (BBC7)Clare has a new student social worker with an army background, which is good as she doesn't have time to toughen up her trainees...

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan, Mark Straker as Mr Bell, Geraldine McNulty as Colin and Mel Hudson as Peggy.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

The social worker has a new student with a useful army background. Stars Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0306 LASTClare's Last Stand2007012220190106 (BBC7)The bossy social worker's nemesis, Peggy, issues a challenge that she can't refuse.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

An easy day at a conference is spoiled when Clare's nemesis Peggy turns up, issuing a challenge that the social worker can't refuse.

Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions. Award-winning sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, Alex Lowe as Brian, Andrew Wincott as Simon, Richard Lumsden as Ray, Gemma Craven as Helen, Ellen Thomas as Irene, Nina Conti as Megan, Joseph Kloska as Kevin, Mark Straker as the PA Man and Mel Hudson as Peggy.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

0401Mother Of All Mothers2008011620190513 (BBC7)The bossy social worker wants a baby, but is Brian willing to make it happen?

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0402A Game Of Two Slavs2008012320190520 (BBC7)The overbearing social worker gets boyfriend Brian caught up in a hostage situation!
0403And The Winner Is...2008013020190527 (BBC7)Nominations are required for the Social Worker of the Year Award.

While Clare hates mutual back-slapping as much as the next person, she uses all her powers of manipulation to influence the matter....

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Gemma Craven
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Megan.... Nina Conti
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Stanley....Martin Hyder.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.

The self-centred social worker has dreams of glory. And Irene makes an announcement.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....Alex Lowe
Ray....Richard Lumsden
Helen....Gemma Craven
Irene....Ellen Thomas
Megan....Nina Conti
Simon....Andrew Wincott
Stanley....Martin Hyder.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0404Carry On Up The Amazon2008020620190603 (BBC7)Clare finds it difficult to resist interfering when she discovers Helen's son in a squat around the corner rather than in Borneo...

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Gemma Craven
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Megan.... Nina Conti
Simon.... Andrew Wincott

With Paul Chequer and Alex Tregear

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.

The over-earnest social worker finds a flatmate, as well as reuniting mother and son.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....Alex Lowe
Ray....Richard Lumsden
Helen....Gemma Craven
Irene....Ellen Thomas
Megan....Nina Conti
Simon....Andrew Wincott

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0405My Funny Valentine2008021320190610 (BBC7)Brian is amazed that Clare's remembered Valentine's Day and booked a restaurant.

The only trouble is... she hasn't.

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Gemma Craven
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Megan.... Nina Conti
Simon.... Andrew Wincott

With Ben Onwukwe and Sam Pamphilon.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.

Romance is in the air for social services colleagues - but the night ends in drama.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....Alex Lowe
Ray....Richard Lumsden
Helen....Gemma Craven
Irene....Ellen Thomas
Megan....Nina Conti
Simon....Andrew Wincott

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0406 LASTThe Long Goodbye2008022020190617 (BBC7)
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Ray's colleagues celebrate his civil partnership and Brian reassesses his life after his not-very-near-death experience.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....Alex Lowe
Ray....Richard Lumsden
Helen....Gemma Craven
Irene....Ellen Thomas
Megan....Nina Conti
Simon....Andrew Wincott
Counsellor....Anna Bengo
Ainsworth....Lloyd Thomas
Troy....Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.Clare Barker is a social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Gemma Craven
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Megan.... Nina Conti
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Counsellor.... Anna Bengo
Ainsworth.... Lloyd Thomas
Troy....Ben Onwukwe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.

Celebrating Ray's civil partnership, drunk Brian learns a lot during the speeches.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0501Name Calling2009021820190729 (BBC7)Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Society itself has improved little, so there are still plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

This award winning comedy stars Sally Phillips as Clare Barker - a social worker and control freak who likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her early 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

The last series saw the personal and professional lives of Clare and her team shaken around and shuffled about, but it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and all are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Schoolgirl.... Donnla Hughes

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

Clare in the Community, the Sony Award winning comedy, with Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

The Sony Award Winning comedy, Clare in the Community, stars Sally Phillips as Clare Barker the social worker and control freak who likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her early thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Cast:

Produced by Katie Tyrrell

Plenty of challenges still await an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

0502Too Cool For School2009022520190805 (BBC7)Control freak and social worker, Clare Barker, likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis - so making friends isn't easy. However, in this episode she manages it.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Chloe.... Alex Tregear
Mrs Boxer....Anna Bengo

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

Clare in the Community, the Sony Award winning comedy, with Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0503Girls On Film2009030420190812 (BBC7)Clare has a new trainee social worker to break-in, Brian has football problems, plus the family centre is the focus of a documentary film.

Sally Phillips plays Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Colette/Mrs Cook.... Anna Bengo
Catriona....Alex Tregear

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

Clare in the Community, the Sony Award winning comedy, with Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

The last series saw the personal and professional lives of Clare's team at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre shaken around and shuffled about, but it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and all are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes. All this and Clare has a new trainee social worker to break-in, plus, the family centre is the focus of a documentary film.

Cast:

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Produced By Katie Tyrrell

0504It's Good To Talk2009031120190819 (BBC7)An old university friend visits Clare and has a confession to make. Whilst at work Clare has to deal with Tibetan Singing Bowls and a team leader seeking brutal and honest feedback.

Sally Phillips plays Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Michael....Chris Pavlo
Carol.... Donnla Hughes

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

An old university friend visits social worker Clare and has a confession to make.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

In this epsiode, an old university friend visits Clare and has a confession to make. Whilst at work Clare has to deal with Tibetan Singing Bowls and a team leader seeking brutal and honest feedback.

Cast:

Produced By Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

0505Garden Party2009031820190826 (BBC7)It's a busy week for Clare who organises a petition to keep the Sparrowhawk Family Centre open and also hosts a garden party to get to know her new neighbours.

Sally Phillips plays Clare Barker the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

Clare in the Community, the Sony Award-winning comedy, with Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Produced By Katie Tyrrell

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0506 LASTThe 1864 Mining Disaster2009032520190902 (BBC7)It's the end of the series for Clare in the Community and, possibly, the end of the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

Sally Phillips plays social worker Clare Barker who has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples' problems rather than deal with her own.

In the last of the current series, Clare organises a charity benefit in a bid to keep the Family Centre open. The benefit will showcase the talents of her colleagues - and Ray's folk songs.

Cast:

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Irene.... Ellen Thomas
Simon.... Andrew Wincott

Written By Harry Venning And David Ramsden

Produced By Katie Tyrrell

Clare hosts a benefit night to save the family centre and Nali falls for an older man.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0601Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire2010053120191204 (BBC7)Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

The team at the Family Centre has been shaken around and shuffled about. Clare is now Acting Team Leader, as Irene has job-swapped. And whilst Irene is in Melbourne the team here are joined by Libby – an Aussie and a lezzie, proud to be both, and after Clare's job.

But it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and most of the regulars are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

Clare...Sally Phillips
Helen... Liza Tarbuck
Brian... Alex Lowe
Ray... Richard Lumsden
Libby... Sarah Kendall
Simon...Phillip Pope
Megan/Na... Nina Conti

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.

Caring social worker Clare Barker is now Acting Team Leader at the Family Centre.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

0602Luck Of The Irish2010060720191211 (BBC7)Clare is delighted to discover she has an Irish ancestor...

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

The team at the Family Centre has been shaken around and shuffled about. Clare is now Acting Team Leader, as Irene has job-swapped. And whilst Irene is in Melbourne the team here are joined by Libby – an Aussie and a lezzie, proud to be both, and after Clare's job.

But it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and most of the regulars are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and 11 o'clock cakes at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

Clare... Sally Phillips
Helen... Liza Tarbuck
Brian... Alex Lowe
Ray... Richard Lumsden
Libby... Sarah Kendall
Ptolemy … Phillip Pope
Megan/Na... Nina Conti

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.

Caring social worker Clare Barker is delighted to discover she has an Irish ancestor.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

But it is in the nature of hell to be unchanging, and most of the regulars are present and correct for a further round of frustration, despair, disappointment, team meetings and eleven o'clock cakes at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

This week: Clare is delighted to discover she has an Irish ancestor...

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

0603Some Others Do 'ave 'em2010061420191218 (BBC7)Clare Barker's back on the social work frontline as a vomiting bug hits her colleagues.

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Clare... Sally Phillips
Brian... Alex Lowe
Helen... Liza Tarbuck
Ray... Richard Lumsden
Libby... Sarah Kendall
Megan/Na... Nina Conti
Peggy... Rosemary Leach
Dolly... Doreen Mantle

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.

Caring social worker Clare Barker is now at the frontline as a sick bug hits colleagues.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0604Clare V God2010062120191225 (BBC7)Social worker Clare doesn't like people on her patch - especially an interfering Vicar.

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Libby.... Sarah Kendall

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2010.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0605In The Dog House2010062820200101 (BBC7)Clare is entranced by a dog that follows her into work. Brian is less entranced. However, the dog comes in useful when there's a bump in the night.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen/Tamzin.... Liza Tarbuck
Megan/Nali.... Nina Conti
Libby.... Jess Robinson
Clerk/WPC.... Alex Tregear
Jonathan/Burglar.... Paterson Joseph

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Clare's entranced by a dog following her into work, unlike Brian. Stars Sally Phillips.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0606 LASTThe Crush2010070520200108 (BBC7)Caring social worker Clare Barker decides to focus on her son.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare decides to focus on her son, sparking a chance meeting at Toddler Tunes that could change the course of her life.

Meanwhile, Brian's admiration for Nali grows when she visits his school and tames Year 9. All this plus Clare and Libby both interview for the Team Leader post.

Clare Barker is the self-absorbed social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, though never a practical solution. But there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Megan.... Nina Conti
Libby.... Jess Robinson
Clerk.... Alex Tregear
Howard.... Paterson Joseph

Other parts played by the cast.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2010.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0701The Prisoner2011092320200325 (BBC7)Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: ALEX LOWE
Megan/Nali: NINA CONTI
Ray: RICHARD LUMSDEN
Helen: LIZA TARBUCK
Simon: ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby: SARAH KENDALL
WPC Petherington: SOPHIE THOMPSON
Mr. Chisholm: GERARD MCDERMOTT
Mr Barton: SIMON BUBB
Shuliman Olibaju/Annabel: VICTORIA INEZ HARDY
School Girl: GEORGIA LOWE

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Produced by Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

Will the Sparrowhawk Family Centre survive the Big Society?

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare in the Community returns with Sally Phillips as Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In her private life Clare is struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. Will their relationship survive?

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

0702To Kill A Mocking Bird2011093020200401 (BBC7)Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

In episode two 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' Clare ends her relationship with Brian and is surprised by her colleagues' reaction to the news.

Episode Two 'To Kill A Mocking Bird'

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... ALEX LOWE
Megan/Nali.... NINA CONTI
Ray.... RICHARD LUMSDEN
Helen.... LIZA TARBUCK
Simon.... ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby.... SARAH KENDALL
Pru Granville.... SOPHIE THOMPSON
Mr Collier.... GERARD MCDERMOTT
Thomas.... GEORGIA LOWE

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer by Katie Tyrrell.

Ending her relationship with Brian, Clare is surprised by her colleagues' reaction.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0703Rude Girl2011100720200408 (BBC7)Social Worker, Clare Barker, is concerned she may be linguistically out of touch with today's youth. Brian fails to impress Clare with numerous romantic gestures. A Heating Engineer causes a stir in the Family Centre and Megan causes chaos.

Sally Phillips Clare
ALEX LOWE Brian
NINA CONTI Megan / Nali / Beautician
RICHARD LUMSDEN Ray
LIZA TARBUCK Helen
ANDREW WINCOTT Simon / John Harris / Youth Leader
SARAH KENDALL Libby
NATHAN CATON Daniel
GERARD McDERMOT Mr Truscott / Barman / Paramedic
STEFAN RAMSDEN Thomas

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Katie Tyrrell.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Episode Three 'Rude Girl' Cast:

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

Is Clare linguistically out of touch with today's youth? \u2013 and Brian fails to impress.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

0704Debt Of Honour2011101420200415 (BBC7)Clare is plagued by Brian's marriage proposals, and the family centre has an unveiling.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Episode Four - Debt of Honour

Clare is being plagued by Brian's marriage proposals. Her driving lessons lead to an unexpected encounter and there is an unveiling of a piece of public art at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Episode Four - Debt of Honour - Cast

Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: ALEX LOWE
Megan / Nali: NINA CONTI
Ray / Nick Powell: RICHARD LUMSDEN
Helen/ Lady Mayoress/Carol Morley: LIZA TARBUCK
Simon / Frankie 'The Fruitcake' Finnigan: ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby: SARAH KENDALL
Spartacus /'James Naughtie': GERARD McDERMOT

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

0705Heroes2011102120200422 (BBC7)Clare encounters the man whose music influenced and shaped her as a teenager in the 90s.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

In Episode Five - 'Heroes'; Clare encounters Bradley Bigg - Pop's tub-thumping troubadour and Blue Collar balladeer whose music influenced and shaped her as a teenager. Meanwhile, Brian has to break some bad news to Nali and Helen takes on the role of Health and Safety Officer with uncharacteristic vigour.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Episode Five - Heroes

Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: ALEX LOWE
Megan/Nali: NINA CONTI
Ray/Mr Trueman: RICHARD LUMSDEN
Helen: LIZA TARBUCK
Simon/Bradley: ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby: SARAH KENDALL
Chelsy: VICTORIA INEZ HARDY

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

0706 LASTBasic Attraction2011102820200429 (BBC7)It's Clare and Brian's wedding day! But first there's the hen party and stag night.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Finally, it's Clare and Brian's wedding day! But first there's the Hen Party and Stag Night to get through.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Episode 6 'Basic Attraction' Cast:

Sally Phillips Clare
ALEX LOWE Brian
NINA CONTI Megan / Nali
RICHARD LUMSDEN Ray
LIZA TARBUCK Helen
ANDREW WINCOTT Simon
SARAH KENDALL Libby
TRACY WILES Nina / Mrs Mellish
GERARD MCDERMOT Registrar
ADAM BILLINGTON Gavin / Terry
VICTORIA INEZ HARDY Nurse / Trudi

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

Join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.

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Social worker Clare Barker and her colleagues have to move offices and embrace hot-desking

Social Worker Clare Barker and her colleagues have to move offices and embrace hot desking. All this while Clare has a new student to wet nurse. Brian is struggling to keep control in the classroom.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Megan.... Nina Conti
Nali.... Nina Conti
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Libby.... Sarah Kendall
Alice.... Alex Tregear
Abigail.... Eleanor Crooks
Dexter.... Will Howard
Bob.... Robert Blythe
Neighbour.... Ben Crowe
Terence.... Ben Crowe
MC.... Ben Crowe
Simon's girlfriend.... Bharti Patel

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.

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With society collapsing all around us Social Worker Clare Barker is appalled to be stuck indoors bean counting. But as Clare discovers anomalies in the Sparrowhawk Family Centre's expense claims will friendship and loyalty win over professional integrity?

In her private life Clare is struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. Will their relationship survive?

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Nali.... Nina Conti
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Libby.... Sarah Kendall
Paul.... Ben Crowe
Mrs Manjula.... Bharti Patel

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.

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The team's anxiety over redundancies is overshadowed by shattering news concerning Ray.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Megan.... Nina Conti
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Libby.... Sarah Kendall
Peter.... Patrick Brennan
Fireman.... Patrick Brennan
Major.... Robert Blythe

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

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Brian and Clare are struggling with their son, when they bump into their beloved ex-nanny.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Brian and Clare are struggling with childcare for their son Thomas when Clare bumps into their beloved Nanny, Nali - who they sacked.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Nali.... Nina Conti
Stan.... Richard Lumsden
Mrs Pope.... Sarah Thom

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.

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Clare is in deep water at work, after an unprofessional mishap.

After an unprofessional mishap at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre, one of the Social Workers needs to fall on their sword.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Megan.... Nina Conti
Nali.... Nina Conti
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Liza Tarbuck
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Libby.... Sarah Kendall
Man.... Robert Blythe
Mr Needham.... Patrick Brennan
Trudi.... Sarah Thom

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

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Clare is relishing the role of acting team leader at the family centre.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

In 'The Parent Trap' Clare is relishing the role of acting Team Leader at the Family Centre but at home she's not relishing a visit from Brian's mother.

Episode 6 - The Parent Trap

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

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Clare has mysteriously abandoned her honeymoon and come back to work at Sparrowhawk Family Centre. The rest of the social workers have an unfortunate experience on a community project, and Brian struggles to enjoy a holiday on his own.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden

Producer Alexandra Smith.

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Clare is convinced that the Sparrowhawk Centre is the home of a blogger called 'The Secret Social Worker' and sets out to track them down. Meanwhile Brian accepts Simon's help to find a date.
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Clare and the rest of the Sparrowhawk team are forced to take part in a team-building away day, much to Clare's disapproval.
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Clare is facing a disciplinary tribunal after a seemingly straightforward job goes awry. Can she convince the panel of her professionalism? At home, Brian tries to cheer up a despondent Nali.
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Clare is forced to confront an old phobia after a regular home visit takes an unusual turn. Fortunately, Helen is on hand to help. Back in the office, Joan is left holding the babies.
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Clare has finally managed to find some time for romance. Meanwhile Brian discovers that a cheap flat comes with some unusual conditions and Nali has an eventful first day in her new job.
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Clare gets involved with a devious TV producer who's making a documentary about the Sparrowhawk estate. Brian has gone on a fitness kick and joined a men's group, which is threatened by the arrival of a new member.
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A family funeral reveals some uncomfortable home truths for the Barker family. Brian meanwhile has enthusiastically embraced a new fitness regime.
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Clare and her estranged sister are forced to co-operate with one another, in between some Sparrowhawk team lead self-defence training.
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The Sparrowhawk team are forced to work together to overcome a little problem they discover in the office. Lead by Clare, they're thinking outside the box...
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Nali's ex-husband arrives unexpectedly and Clare takes it upon herself to intervene. Simon has some bad news about Brian's vitamin supplements.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Nali.... Nina Conti
Simon.... Andrew Wincott
Justin.... Dustin Demri-Burns
Thomas.... Stefan Ramsden

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....Alex Lowe
Nali....Nina Conti
Simon....Andrew Wincott
Justin.... Dustin Demri-Burns
Thomas.... Stefan Ramsden

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Nali's ex-husband arrives unexpectedly and Clare takes it upon herself to intervene. Simon has some bad news about Brian's vitamin supplements.

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The Sparrowhawk team hold a leaving do and take the opportunity to reminisce.

Episode Six - Party On

The Sparrowhawk team hold a leaving do, and take the opportunity to reminisce.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Clare.... Sally Phillips
Brian.... Alex Lowe
Megan.... Nina Conti
Ray.... Richard Lumsden
Helen.... Pippa Haywood
Libby.... Sarah Kendall
Joan.... Sarah Thom

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

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Clare is in charge of a day at the seaside for some elderly residents of the estate. They turn out to be a bit more feisty than the Sparrowhawk team were expecting, which makes it tricky for Clare to impress her new student, Cilla. Back at home, Brian is coaching Nali for a musical audition.

Clare is in charge of organising a day out for some elderly Sparrowhawk residents.

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It's 'Disability Awareness Day' so Clare has taken it upon herself to raise awareness. Back at home, Nali has plans to become an internet sensation.
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Brian's been going through Clare's emails and made an upsetting discovery. He's insisted on a couple's therapy session although Clare isn't taking proceedings entirely seriously.

Clare and Brian are having some couples counselling, much to Clare's amusement.

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Riots have broken out on the Sparrowhawk estate and ruined the team's family fun day. In all the chaos, Clare has lost her memory and is roaming the streets, encountering all sorts of characters as she tries to work out who she is.
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Joan's birthday offers Clare a really good example of why it's so important to be aware of loneliness and isolation in the community. With added morris dancing.

It is Joan's birthday, but Clare will not be guilt-tripped into attending the party.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production.

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It's the social work event of the year and Clare Barker is giving the keynote speech; it's the biggest moment of her career. Provided she can actually get there for it. Back at home Brian and Nali have been taken in by Ray after a barbecue got out of hand. His housekeeping leaves a bit to be desired as far as Nali's concerned.
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Clare is not feeling particularly sympathetic towards Brian after he's dramatically unwell. She's more concerned about delivering her showstopping palliative care package.

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Nali....NINA CONTI
Doctor....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby....SARAH KENDALL
Joan.... SARAH THOM
Cilla....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO

Clare is feeling very unsympathetic towards Brian.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Producer Alexandra SmithDoctor....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Cilla....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

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Clare's found herself in the middle of a riot at the women's prison. It's categorically not her fault, and she is not their leader, OK? Back in the Sparrowhawk office, Joan is convinced there's something strange going on.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare Barker, the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Queen Pin....NINA CONTI
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Libby....SARAH KENDALL
Joan.... SARAH THOM
Cilla....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO
Ginger....EMMA SIDI

Clare finds herself at the centre of an incident during a prison visit.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

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Clare's got tickets to 'Any Questions' This is going to be the best night of her life, even is she does have to take Mrs Singh. Elsewhere, Brian's gone back to Men's Group and discovered there's been some developments.

Starring Sally Phillips as, Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

CAST
Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Nina Conti / Monkey....Nina Conti
Jonathan Dimbleby....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Mrs Singh.... NINA WADIA
Keith....ANDREW WINCOTT
Joan.... SARAH THOM
Ursula....REBECCA ROOT
Hayden....GEORGE FOURACRES
Shaznay....JENNY BEDE
Jenny Murray....JENNY MURRAY

Clare's got tickets to 'Any Questions'. Starring Sally Phillips

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

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Clare's on a client visit to 'Unlucky Louis'. She doesn't believe in bad luck so it's going to be absolutely fine. Back at home, Brian and Thomas find themselves excluded from the neighbourhood street party.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare Barker, the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Libby....SARAH KENDALL
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Joan.... SARAH THOM
Cilla....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO
Louis....TONY WAY
Mrs Bream....EMMA SIDI

Clare is tempting fate in a visit to 'Unlucky Louis'.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

Clare's tempting fate in a visit to 'Unlucky Louis'.

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The Sparrowhawk office have a visit from an old team member. Ray's gone up in the world, and he's got a proposition for them. At home, Brian is becoming suspicious about Clare's behaviour. But he knows just who to call.

Starring Sally Phillips as, Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

CAST
Clare....Sally Phillips
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Ray....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Mrs Singh.... NINA WADIA
Joan.... SARAH THOM
Vaughn....JENNY BEDE

The Sparrowhawk office have a visit from an old team member with a proposition for them.

Clare Barker stars as the social worker with all the politically correct jargon

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Nali's leaving the Barker household to go home to her village. But she's got some 'tidying up' to do first.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer: Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

CAST
Clare....SALLY PHILLIPS
Brian....ALEX LOWE
Nali....NINA CONTI
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Tench....ROSIE CAVALIERO
Kinell....RICHARD LUMSDEN
Thomas....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith