Deborah Frances-white Rolls The Dice

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0201Papa Was A Rolling Stone2016100720190606 (BBC7)
20190607 (BBC7)
20190530 (R4)

Award-winning writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White searches for her birth father. Following her highly successful first series, Deborah continues her international adventures. Her unique style mixes reality and comedy as she retells her true-life story.

In the company of a distinguished cast of comedy actors - Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (John Finnemore's Sketchbook) and Laurence Dobiesz (What The Papers Say) - Deborah's quest spans the globe revealing a cast of eccentric characters from the Trenchcoat Detective Agency to the Australian Salvation Army, locally known as the Salvos.

An invited audience enjoys the breadth and depth of her writing which the Guardian called "gripping and compelling' and which won Deborah Frances-White the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Best Scripted Comedy for Half a Can of Worms - the first show in last-year's Radio 4 series.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White shares her true-life stories.

0202Saving Brother Ryan2016101420190613 (BBC7)
20190614 (BBC7)
20190606 (R4)

Comedian Deborah Frances-White, having recalled her days as a teenage Jehovah's Witness in Australia, hears from a young Canadian man and decides to rescue him from the movement.

With the additional vocal talents of Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) and Laurence Dobiesz (What the Papers Say).

In this second episode, Deborah Francis-White travels out to Canada to rescue a 23yr old man from the clutches of the Jehovah's Witness elders. She pretends to be his aunt and teaches him comedy improvisation and how to date a girl. Her hilarious adventures include sharing a legal high with Ryan and trying to talk her way out of being trapped in a closed room by FBI - like elders of the religious movement. She tries to escape without getting Ryan into further trouble.

A So Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Comedian Deborah Frances-White tells how she rescued a young man from a religious movement

Writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White shares her true-life stories.