Ladies Of Letters Go Global [Ladies Of Letters]

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Irene and Vera are back and this time they are going global.

Determined to escape the aftermath of their respective Christmases from Hell, first Vera nabs a package to Ibiza, then Irene sets out to rescue her friend when she falls prey to the charms of Gaston the seductive Gascon.

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star as grandmothers, Irene Spencer and Vera Small.

Series of comic emails written by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

Vera nabs a package to Ibiza, while Irene aims to save her friend from seduction.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.

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Irene and Vera are back and this time they're going global.

Determined to escape the aftermath of their respective Christmases from Hell, first Vera nabs a package to Ibiza, then Irene sets out to rescue her friend when she falls prey to the charms of Gaston the seductive Gascon.

Irene.... Prunella Scales
Vera.... Patricia Routledge

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Vera nabs a package to Ibiza, and Irene aims to save her friend from seduction.

Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship via their barbed correspondence.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.

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20200128 (BBC7)

Irene is forced into casual labour when she arrives in Ibiza to find she’s inherited her absent friend's debts.

Meanwhile Vera’s escaped Gaston's clutches in a beetroot truck heading for Trieste, when she falls in with Roman, a charismatic Transylvanian with a hatred of garlic.

Irene.... Prunella Scales
Vera.... Patricia Routledge

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Irene is forced into casual labour in Ibiza when she inherits Vera's debts.

Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship via their barbed correspondence.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.

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20200129 (BBC7)

Howard is no help in rescuing Vera, so Irene, after breaking out of her Ibizan jail, implores Brian to help.

But when Brian catches up with Vera in Moscow, Vera's enraging remarks about her new-found intimacy with Irene's son-in-law urge Irene to write an anonymous letter she may regret...

Irene.... Prunella Scales
Vera.... Patricia Routledge
Howard.... Christopher Kelham

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Still on her package holiday, Vera is abducted by Transylvanian separatists.

Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship via their barbed correspondence.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.

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20200130 (BBC7)

Irene’s kept on the move by her island-hopping employees so can’t prevent Lesley sending Christopher, Irene's treasured only son, out to Moscow to bring back Vera.

When Vera explains that she and Christopher are to go on a dangerous mission for MI6, Irene takes the desperate steps of appealing to Nellie Thoroughgood, Chris's adoptive mother, for help

Irene.... Prunella Scales
Vera.... Patricia Routledge
Nellie Thoroughgood.... Susan Jameson

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Irene is livid when she hears about Vera's planned MI6 assignment with her son.

Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship via their barbed correspondence.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.

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20200131 (BBC7)

Vera and Christopher undertake a life-threatening undercover operation for MI6.

With no-one else to turn to, Irene combines forces with the ex-pat couple employing her to get Vera and Christopher air-lifted out of the diamond mine in which they have been billeted.

Irene.... Prunella Scales
Vera.... Patricia Routledge
Brian.... Ewan Bailey

The up and down relationship of two mature ladies shared via their barbed correspondence.

Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Havman.

Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Vera joins Irene's son to undertake a life-threatening undercover operation for MI6.

Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship via their barbed correspondence.

Two elderly ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship, conducted by correspondence.