Late

Four brief visits to a city, late at night. Featuring Paul Merton, Meera Syal, Richard Wilson, Liz Smith, Tilly Vosburgh, Julie Balloo, Julian Clary and Holly Johnson, with music by Rex Brough and Robert Katz.

Episodes

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01From Tangoing To Keeping Watch2001061320030402
20180809 (BBC7)

Tango dancers and DJs - bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life after dark.

Glimpses of a city after dark with Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Richard Wilson and Liz Smith

Tango dancers, DJs and a neighbourhood watch.

Bleak, funny, sultry, bitter, poignant - the first of a four-part series of brief visits to a city, late at night.

Stars Paul Merton, Richard Wilson, Liz Smith, Julian Clary, Meera Syal, Tilly Vosburgh and Holly Johnson.

Scripted by Mandy Wheeler, Joss Bennathan, Tilly Vosburgh, Rob Colley and Paul Merton.

Sound engineer Richard Brough provides a variety of tones and emissions reflecting late-night city life, from crying babies to midnight shoppers, cabbies to sex workers.

Music by Robert Katz.

Producer: Sarah Parkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.

02From Grieving To Cross-dressing2001062020030409
20180816 (BBC7)

Cross-dressing and grief - bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life after dark.

Glimpses of a city after dark with Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Richard Wilson and Liz Smith

Series of bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life after dark. A son thoughtlessly takes his grieving mother to see Mamma Mia, a provincial theatre director talks about his latest play and a business woman stumbles on her husband's secret obsession. Featuring Paul Merton, Meera Syal, Richard Wilson, Liz Smith and Julian Clary, with music by Rex Brough and Robert Katz.

A son thoughtlessly takes his grieving mother to see `Mamma Mia', a provincial theatre director talks about his latest play and a business woman stumbles on her husband's secret obsession.

03From Dating To Mothering2001062720030416
20180823 (BBC7)

Dodgy advice on-air and a restless baby - funny, confusing tales of urban life after dark.

Glimpses of a city after dark with Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Richard Wilson and Liz Smith

A lonely heart calls her gay best friend for help, dodgy advice on the airwaves - and a mother tries to soothe a crying baby...

Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life, after dark.

Stars Paul Merton, Liz Smith, Richard Wilson, Julian Clary, Meera Syal, Julie Balloo, Tilly Vosburgh and Archie.

Scripted by Mandy Wheeler, Joss Bennathan, Rob Colley, Paul Merton, Jo Brooks and Julie Balloo.

Music by Robert Katz.

Producer: Sarah Parkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.

A lonely heart phones up her best friend for help, a radio DJ hands out advice, a group of friends bicker over what makes a play and a mother tries to sooth a crying baby.

04 LASTFrom Travelling To Telephoning2001070420030423
20180830 (BBC7)

The labour ward, a police station, and a late night train.

Midwife tales, and a man thinks about picking up the phone.

Glimpses of a city after dark with Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Richard Wilson and Liz Smith

Midwife tales on the labour ward - and a man wonders whether to phone the woman of his dreams.

Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life, after dark.

Stars Paul Merton, Richard Wilson, Julian Clary, Meera Syal, Julie Balloo and Tilly Vosburgh.

Scripted by Mandy Wheeler, Tilly Vosburgh. Rob Colley, Paul Merton and Julie Balloo.

Music by Robert Katz.

Producer: Sarah Parkinson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.