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20170402 (BBC7)
20170407 (BBC7)

Part two in an occasional series in which Henry Normal uses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore life's big questions.

Last year Henry brought us his acclaimed show - 'A Normal Family', which centred around his son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with "mildly severe" autism. In this profound, funny and moving show, Henry explored what this meant for his family.

This time Henry brings us his new show, 'A Normal Life'. Drawing on his experiences bringing up a child with autism, Henry investigates where edges are, and how we are connected. As well as his trademark humour, the show tackles the subjects of life, death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. Co-writer of award winning TV programmes such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Coogan's Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-Nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge.

He has published several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Ticket, Nude Modelling for the Afterlife and Staring Directly at the Eclipse. His last Radio 4 series was 1997's Encyclopaedia Poetica.

Written and performed by - Henry Normal

Producer - Carl Cooper

Production Coordinator - Steve Lanham

This is a BBC Studios Production.

20170402 (BBC7)
20170407 (BBC7)

Writer, producer and poet Henry Normal presents a live show exploring life's big questions

20170402 (BBC7)
20170408 (BBC7)

Writer, producer and poet Henry Normal presents a live show exploring life's big questions

20070423

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

1/5. Josh is looking forward to Diane's impending release from prison. However, his foster mother Janet is very worried that living with Diane may not be the best thing for him.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

20070424

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

2/5. The practicalities of trying to make a life together cause serious problems for both Diane and her son Josh.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

20070425

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

3/5. Janet's plans for Josh's future cause Diane to take drastic action.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

20070426

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

4/5. Diane and Josh's madcap adventure comes close to disaster when Janet intervenes.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

20070427

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

5/5. Josh brings matters to a head, and Diane is forced to bow to the inevitable.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

20170402

Part two in an occasional series in which Henry Normal uses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore life's big questions.

Last year Henry brought us his acclaimed show - 'A Normal Family', which centred around his son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with "mildly severe" autism. In this profound, funny and moving show, Henry explored what this meant for his family.

This time Henry brings us his new show, 'A Normal Life'. Drawing on his experiences bringing up a child with autism, Henry investigates where edges are, and how we are connected. As well as his trademark humour, the show tackles the subjects of life, death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. Co-writer of award winning TV programmes such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Coogan's Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-Nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge.

He has published several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Ticket, Nude Modelling for the Afterlife and Staring Directly at the Eclipse. His last Radio 4 series was 1997's Encyclopaedia Poetica.

Written and performed by - Henry Normal

Producer - Carl Cooper

Production Coordinator - Steve Lanham

This is a BBC Studios Production.

Part two in an occasional series in which Henry Normal uses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore life's big questions.

Last year Henry brought us his acclaimed show - 'A Normal Family', which centred around his son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with ""mildly severe"" autism. In this profound, funny and moving show, Henry explored what this meant for his family.

This time Henry brings us his new show, 'A Normal Life'. Drawing on his experiences bringing up a child with autism, Henry investigates where edges are, and how we are connected. As well as his trademark humour, the show tackles the subjects of life, death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. Co-writer of award winning TV programmes such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Coogan's Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-Nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge.

He has published several volumes of poetry, including The Dream Ticket, Nude Modelling for the Afterlife and Staring Directly at the Eclipse. His last Radio 4 series was 1997's Encyclopaedia Poetica.

Written and performed by - Henry Normal

Producer - Carl Cooper

Production Coordinator - Steve Lanham

This is a BBC Studios Production.

0120070423

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

1/5.

Josh is looking forward to Diane's impending release from prison.

However, his foster mother Janet is very worried that living with Diane may not be the best thing for him.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby

0220070424

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

2/5.

The practicalities of trying to make a life together cause serious problems for both Diane and her son Josh.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby

0320070425

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

3/5.

Janet's plans for Josh's future cause Diane to take drastic action.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

3/5.

Janet's plans for Josh's future cause Diane to take drastic action.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby.

0420070426

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

4/5.

Diane and Josh's madcap adventure comes close to disaster when Janet intervenes.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby

0520070427

Jackie Pavlenko's story of a young mother newly released from prison and her attempts to form a relationship with her son.

5/5.

Josh brings matters to a head, and Diane is forced to bow to the inevitable.

Diane....Maxine Peake

Janet....Deborah Findlay

Josh....Jordan Clarke

Directed and produced by Marc Beeby