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01 OF 620041007 BT=1400 (BBC7)Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to strange phenomenon at work on the island - a thing bigger than the Loch Ness Monster!
01 OF 620041007 BT=2100 (BBC7)Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to strange phenomenon at work on the island - a thing bigger than the Loch Ness Monster!
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0220041014 BT=1400 (BBC7)Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return to Millport once they've had the chance to escape.
0220041014 BT=2100 (BBC7)Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return to Millport once they've had the chance to escape.
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A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as barmaid Irene.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

A pensioner mysteriously disappears from the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Betty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
DJ.... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

. A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. From March 2000.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce. From March 2000.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as barmaid Irene.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the DJ.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000."

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island. Episode 1 of 6.

. Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance. Lynn Ferguson stars.

Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance. Lynn Ferguson stars as a thirty-something barmaid on a tiny Scottish island.

Irene believes that the disappearance of a local pensioner may be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island. Episode 1 of 6.

Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as a thirty-something barmaid. Episode 1 of 6.

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Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport on the tiny Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Gordon/Minister.... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Gordon/Minister.... Robert Paterson

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island.

. Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island.

Thirty-something barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island. Starring Lynn Ferguson.

Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From March 2000.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as Gordon and The Minister.
Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

. Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island.

Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape. Episode 2 of 6.

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape. Episode 2 of 6.

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Barmaid Irene has an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira.

After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Minister.... Robert Paterson

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira. After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous...
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnres, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.
Producer: Lucy Bacon

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. Barmaid Irene's got an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island.

Barmaid Irene's got an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

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Barmaid Irene has an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira. After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnres, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.
Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira. After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous...
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Love is in the air for the Minister and Moira - or it will be if Irene has anything to do with it.

. An ulterior motive lies behind Irene's matchmaking.

An ulterior motive lies behind Irene's matchmaking. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet sitcom set on an eccentric Scottish island.

The Minister reveals to Irene his yearning for Moira. After the shock she realises this unlikely romance may prove advantageous. Episode 3 of 6.

Love is in the air for the Minister and Moira - or it will be if Irene has anything to do with it. Episode 3 of 6.

An ulterior motive lies behind Irene's matchmaking. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet sitcom set on an eccentric Scottish island. Episode 3 of 6.

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An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities in life in some very surprising ways...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Dita/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Diane.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Minister.... Robert Paterson

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

. An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities. From April 2000.

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities. Stars Lynn Ferguson and Lewis McLeod. From April 2000.

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities in life in some very surprising ways

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Dita/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Diane, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as The Minister.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

After the unexpected death of Derek Dodds, Irene decides to 'seize the day'.

. An unexpected death makes everyone question their priorities.

An unexpected death makes everyone question their priorities. Lynn Ferguson's gentle comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

After the unexpected death of Derek Dodds, Irene decides to seize the day. Episode 4 of 6.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Dita/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Diane.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Minister.... Robert Paterson

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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A top restaurant critic causes island speculation when he books a table at Alberto's cafe.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene fears the worst when a famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz Cafe. The reputation of Millport will be printed for the whole world to see!

But is he really coming to sample Alberto's food or does he have a secret agenda?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Ferryman/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Betty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
Lucian Hyber-Connor.... Robert Paterson

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

. A top restaurant critic causes island speculation when he books a table at Alberto's cafe.

. A famous critic books a table. Is he coming to taste the food or is there a secret agenda?

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz cafe. But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda?

A top restaurant critic causes island speculation when he books a table at Alberto's cafe. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

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Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as Lucian Hyber-Connor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz cafe. But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda? Episode 5 of 6.

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz caf退. But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda? Episode 5 of 6.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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. It's turnip season on the Scottish Island - and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse.

. It's turnip season and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse in Lynn Ferguson's comedy.

It's turnip season and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

It's turnip season on the Scottish Island - and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

It's turnip season on the Scottish Island and Irene gets an offer she cannot refuse.

It's turnip season - and a letter arrives for Irene promising to change her life for ever.

But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal island backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

A letter arrives for Irene that promises to change her life forever. But is she ready to leave this dismal backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

A letter arrives for Irene which promises to change her life. Is she really prepared to move away? Episode 6 of 6.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Betty.... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie.... Matt Costello
The Minister.... Robert Paterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

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It's Irene's 33rd birthday, so the island inhabitants have some surprises on the way.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have a few surprises in store...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

. It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have some surprises on the way.

. It's Irene's 33rd birthday and some surprises are on the way. Lynn Ferguson's comedy.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday and some surprises are on the way. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have some surprises on the way. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Dougie.... Matt Costello

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

. Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray.

. Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the Scottish island into disarray.

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the Scottish island into disarray. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Doctor.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Dougie.... Matt Costello
Bob/Minister.... Robert Patterson

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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Village disputes abound but how will they be solved if no one is talking to each other?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene and Moira aren't speaking, Alberto and Ena have fallen out over the minestrone and Agnes has declared World War III on the Minister's trousers. Just how are villagers going to solve their dispute if no-one is talking to each other...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Irene and Moira aren't speaking, Alberto and Ena have fallen out over the minestrone and Agnes has declared World War III on the Minister's trousers. Just how are villagers going to solve their dispute if no one is talking to each other...

. Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved, if no-one is talking to each other?

Village disputes abound, but how will they be solved if no-one is talking to each other? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved, if no-one is talking to each other? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved if no one is talking to each other?

Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved if no one is talking to each other? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister.... Robert Patterson
Dougie.... Matt Costello

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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Tales are being told in town. Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Everyone's telling tales and making up stories - while Moira's acting oddly, no-one's listening to Bob, Agnes has discovered the medicinal benefits of alcohol - and for once Irene doesn't know what to do...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Doctor, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

. Tales are being told in town. Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused.

. People are telling tales, Moira's acting oddly, Bob is ignored - and Irene's confused.

People are telling tales, Moira's acting oddly, Bob is ignored - and Irene's confused. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Tales are being told in the town. Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Doctor.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister.... Robert Patterson
Dougie.... Matt Costello

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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The Whelk Diet is on the menu and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Bunty's nowhere to be found when an EU official arrives to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug, but the lack of any sports facilities poses a few logistical problems...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Inspector, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

. The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug, and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug where whelks are on the menu, and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug, and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Inspector.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister.... Robert Patterson
Dougie.... Matt Costello

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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. The islanders unite to save The Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland?

The islanders unite to save The Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The islanders unite to save the Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland?

The islanders unite to save the Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From June 2001.

The islanders unite to try and save The Cumbrae Bar from closure.

Will Irene stay and fight with them or will she take the last ferry of the day to the mainland to the new life she's always dreamed of?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Irene.... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes.... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Ferryman.... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty.... Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister.... Robert Patterson
Dougie.... Matt Costello

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

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As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

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The re-opening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong when Irene notices a fatal flaw in the plan.

Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie/Huberto.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. Can the re-opening of the club go according to plan? And what's in Huberto's suitcase?

Can the re-opening of the club go according to plan? And what's in Huberto's suitcase? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what is in Huberto's suitcase?

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what is in Huberto's suitcase? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what's in Huberto's suitcase?

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what's in Huberto's suitcase? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie/Huberto.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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The Cumbrae Club is up and running and the islanders are already arguing over how it should be run.

Meanwhile back at Bruce House, Moira is in hysterics over her missing pet pooch. But will Irene risk missing the ferry and losing her job to help her unhappy sister?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister / Bob, and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over a talking dog.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister.

. As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her over a talking dog.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her over a talking dog. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From December 2002.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her sister.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her sister. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From December 2002.

The Cumbrae Club is up and running and the islanders are already arguing over how it should be run.

Meanwhile back at Bruce House, Moira is in hysterics over her missing pet pooch. But will Irene risk missing the ferry and losing her job to help her unhappy sister?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

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Millport's under siege by the neighbouring islands, furious that this little insignificant town has its own independent public house.

Amidst the madness Irene and Moira find romance where they least expect it - and Alberto unveils an unusual secret defence system.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Doctor / Robert the dog / Mr Shetland / Mr Sky, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob / Mr Dunoon / Mr Orkney and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie / Mr Arran.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house.

. The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house.

The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Neighbouring islands are furious that the town has its own independent public house. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Amidst the madness Irene and Moira find romance where they least expect it - and Alberto unveils an unusual secret defence system.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

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There's much excitement on the Isle of Cumbrae over a make-over for Millport from a national newspaper.

Irene fears the worst and worries the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for her to leave?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

The town's media makeover excites the islanders, so can Irene really leave now?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

. The islanders are excited over the town's media make-over, but can Irene really leave now?

. The islanders are excited over the town's media make-over, but can Irene really leave now?

The islanders are excited over the town's media make-over, but can Irene really leave now? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

The town's media makeover excites the islanders, so can Irene really leave now? Bitter-sweet comedy stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Irene fears the worst and worries the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for her to leave?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

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The island makeover has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce.

But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene can Bunty stop the bulldozers?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

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. The island make-over's gone sour, so with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

. The island make-over's gone sour, so with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island make-over's gone sour, so with no Irene - can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The island make-over's gone sour - but with no Irene can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Stars Lynn Ferguson.

The island make-over's gone sour - but with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Stars Lynn Ferguson.

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene can Bunty stop the bulldozers?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The island makeover has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce.

But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2002.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island