Ring Around The Bath

A sitcom about a rather topsy turvy household.

Stella is a middle aged woman having a crisis - her grown up children refuse to leave home.

And worse, her husband doesn't mind! Duncan Preston and Penny Downie lead an all star cast in the fastest and funniest (sic) new sitcom on Radio 4.

Claudie Blakely, Bruce Mackinnon, Daniela Denby-ashe and Catherine Shepherd play their delightful, if rather unwelcome, children.

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson Produced By Elizabeth Freestone.

Episodes

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Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home.

From August 2003.

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Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home.

Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie.

From August 2003.

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Patrick and Stella find their dream house, but will the children scupper their move?

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Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. From August 2003.

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Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie. From August 2003.

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. From August 2003.

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A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.

A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home.

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A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home.

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A sitcom about a rather topsy turvy household.

Stella is a middle aged woman having a crisis - her grown up children refuse to leave home.

And worse, her husband doesn't mind! Duncan Preston and Penny Downie lead an all star cast in the fastest and funniest (sic) new sitcom on Radio 4.

Claudie Blakely, Bruce Mackinnon, Daniela Denby-ashe and Catherine Shepherd play their delightful, if rather unwelcome, children.

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson Produced By Elizabeth Freestone.

Stella's hopes are raised as Rick and girlfriend Xanthe decide to move out - but with lots of jobs to be done in the garden, are there some benefits to having lots of people at home after all? Stars Duncan Preston, Penny Downie, Claudie Blakely, Bruce Mackinnon, Daniela Denby-ashe and Catherine Shepherd

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home.

From August 2003.

Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie.

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. From August 2003.

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Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home.

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie. From August 2003.

Middle-aged Stella battles to get her grown-up children to leave home. From August 2003.

Stars Duncan Preston and Penny Downie.

From August 2003.

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A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home.

A domestic dispute boosts Stella's battle to get her grown-up children to leave home. Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.

Stars Duncan Preston.

From August 2003.

A domestic dispute leads to the possibility of not one, but two spare beds in the house.

Could it be Stella's lucky day?

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A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Who is expecting?

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Whose is it? And where will it sleep? Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Whose is it? And where will it sleep?

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Who is expecting and where will the baby sleep? Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Whose is expecting?

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Whose is expecting? And where will the baby sleep? Stars Duncan Preston. From August 2003.

A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos.

Whose is it? And where will it sleep?

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Stella decides to dejunk the house, clear out the cellar, sort out the loft.

Everything useless must go - and that includes the kids.

Stella tries to dejunk the house.

Everything useless must go, including her grown-up kids.

Stars Penny Downie.

From August 2003.

Stella tries to dejunk the house. Everything useless must go, including her grown-up kids.

Stella tries to dejunk the house. Everything useless must go, including her grown-up kids. Stars Penny Downie. From August 2003.

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Patrick is delighted with Alison's new boyfriend, but what about the rest of the family?

Patrick is delighted with Alison's new boyfriend, but what about the rest of the family? Stars Duncan Preston. From September 2003.

Patrick is delighted with Alison's new boyfriend, what about the rest of the family? Stars Duncan Preston.

From September 2003.

Patrick is delighted with Alison's new boyfriend, what about the rest of the family?

Alison has a new boyfriend.

Patrick is delighted but will the others take to her new man as well? Duncan Preston [Dinner Ladies, Acorn Antiques] and Penny Downie [currently in Henry V at the National] lead an all star cast in the fastest and funniest new sitcom on Radio 4.

Claudie Blakely [Gosford Park, Ed Stone is Dead], Bruce Mackinnon [The Office, Smack The Pony], Daniela Denby-ashe [My Family, Absolutely Fabulous] and Catherine Shepherd [Think The Unthinkable] play their delightful, if rather unwelcome, children.

Patrick is delighted with Alison's new boyfriend, what about the rest of the family? Stars Duncan Preston. From September 2003.

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Patrick and Stella find their dream house, but will the children scupper their move?

Patrick and Stella find their dream house, but will the children scupper their move? Stars Duncan Preston. From September 2003.

Patrick and Stella find their dream house, but will the children scupper their move? Stars Duncan Preston.

From September 2003.

Patrick and Stella finally find the house of their dreams, a perfect cottage with a garden in the country.

However, the children aren't budging.

Will their plans be scuppered at the 11th hour? Duncan Preston [Dinner Ladies, Acorn Antiques] and Penny Downie [currently in Henry V at the National] lead an all star cast in the fastest and funniest new sitcom on Radio 4.

Claudie Blakely [Gosford Park, Ed Stone is Dead], Bruce Mackinnon [The Office, Smack The Pony], Daniela Denby-ashe [My Family, Absolutely Fabulous] and Catherine Shepherd [Think The Unthinkable] play their delightful, if rather unwelcome, children.

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Evening / Ring Around The Bath is a sitcom about a rather topsy turvy household.

Stella is a middle aged woman having a crisis - her grown up children refuse to leave home.

And worse, her husband doesn't mind! In Episode 6, Patrick and Stella finally find the house of their dreams, a perfect cottage with a garden in the country.

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Stella continues to dream of a life in the country, without her grown-up children.

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

Alison returns from Spain to find that Egg's taken her room and Xanthe has shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash.

Dad Patrick disappears off to work, leaving mum Stella to sort out the chaos - as she continues dreaming of a life in the country - without her grown-up children.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

Stars Duncan Preston.

From November 2004.

Alison returns from teaching English in Spain, demanding the family keep Spanish hours.

But she finds Egg's taken her room and Xanthe's shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash.

Rick, seeing some potential here, tries to persuade her to set up a Spanish wine importing company.

Patrick disappears off to work leaving Stella to sort out the ensuing chaos.

Stella continues to dream of a life in the country - without her grown-up children. Stars Duncan Preston. From November 2004.

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Stella keeps tabs on her work-shy kids, thanks to Patrick's chart.

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

When Patrick makes a chart to show where all the children are at any one time, it dawns on Stella that one of them isn't always where her little arrow says she is.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and Rosie Armstrong as Mrs Fox.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

Stars Duncan Preston.

Stars Penny Downie and Duncan Preston.

From November 2004.

Egg triumphs in the school production of Guys and Dolls.

As the last-night parties roll on for weeks, and Rick's job means he's up early, and Xanthe's out working and Alison's always coming and going, Patrick makes a flow-chart to show where all the children are at any one time.

Slowly it begins to dawn on Stella and the family that Egg isn't always where her little arrow says she is.

Stella keeps tabs on her work-shy kids, thanks to Patrick's chart. Stars Penny Downie and Duncan Preston. From November 2004.

Stella keeps tabs on her work-shy kids, thanks to Patrick's chart. Stars Duncan Preston.

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Go With the Flow

Egg triumphs in the school production of Guys and Dolls. As the last-night parties roll on for weeks, and Rick's job means he's up early, and Xanthe's out working and Alison's always coming and going, Patrick makes a flow-chart to show where all the children are at any one time. Slowly it begins to dawn on Stella and the family that Egg isn't always where her little arrow says she is.

Stella....Penny Downie

Patrick....Duncan Preston

Alison....Claudie Blakley

Rick....Bruce Mackinnon

Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

Egg....Daniela Denby-ashe

Mrs Fox....Rosie Armstrong

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson

Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

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Patrick makes the family attend a wedding, but will Stella's doubts prove justified?

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

Rick's ex-girlfriend is getting married and the whole family are invited. Stella's doubts about an occasion involving the entire Bartholomew clan prove to be justified...

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and Terence Frisch as the photograopher.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

Patrick makes the family attend a wedding, but will Stella's doubts prove justified? Stars Duncan Preston.

From November 2004.

Rick's ex-girlfriend is getting married and the whole family are invited to the wedding.

Stella is desperate not to go, but Patrick is delighted the whole family will get to spend some quality time together.

Too much time, and not enough quality, does not a happy Bartholomew family make.

Patrick makes the family attend a wedding, but will Stella's doubts prove justified? Stars Duncan Preston. From November 2004.

Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. Worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind! Ring Around the Bath is a sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family.

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Brideshead Unvisited

Rick's ex-girlfriend is getting married and the whole family are invited to the wedding. Stella is desperate not to go, but Patrick is delighted the whole family will get to spend some quality time together. Too much time, and not enough quality, does not a happy Bartholomew family make.

Starring Penny Downie as Stella, Duncan Preston as Patrick, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce Mackinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-ashe as Egg, and Terence Frisch as The Photographer.

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson

Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

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Desperate to move house, Stella tries burying the hatchet with the neighbours.

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

Desperate to sell up and move to the country, Stella tries burying the hatchet with the neighbours.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and Roise Armstrong as the Fitness Instructor.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

Stars Penny Downie.

From November 2004.

Patrick, fed up with there never being any hot water in the house, makes a shower rota.

The children, fed up with having to squabble over who watches what when on the telly, make one room into two.

Stella, fed up with the lot of them, sends off for details of houses in the country.

But before she can put the family home on the market she must make friends with the neighbours - not so easy when years of animosity and solicitor's letters linger in the background.

Desperate to move house, Stella tries burying the hatchet with the neighbours. Stars Penny Downie. From November 2004.

Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. Worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind! Ring Around the Bath is a sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family.

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Patrick, fed up with there never being any hot water in the house, makes a shower rota. The children, fed up with having to squabble over who watches what when on the telly, make one room into two.

Stella, fed up with the lot of them, sends off for details of houses in the country. But before she can put the family home on the market she must make friends with the neighbours - not so easy when years of animosity and solicitor's letters linger in the background.

Stella....Penny Downie

Patrick....Duncan Preston

Alison....Claudie Blakley

Rick....Bruce Mackinnon

Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

Fitness Instructor....Rosie Armstrong

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson

Produced by Elizabeth Freestone

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If Stella can't move to the country, then the country must move to Stella.

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

If Stella can't move to the country, then the country must move to Stella.

Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.

Stars Duncan Preston.

From November 2004.

Stella decides that if she can't move to the country, the country must come to her.

But are the family really suited to country living?

If Stella can't move to the country, then the country must move to Stella. Stars Duncan Preston. From November 2004.

Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. Worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind! Ring Around the Bath is a sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family.

5/6. The Birds and the Bees

Stella decides that if she can't move to the country, the country must come to her. But are the family really suited to country living?

Stella....Penny Downie

Patrick....Duncan Preston

Alison....Claudie Blakley

Rick....Bruce Mackinnon

Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson

Produced by Elizabeth Freestone

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Stella's determined to get away, but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu.

Stars Penny Downie.

From December 2004.

Stella's plans for her and Patrick to spend Christmas alone don't go as well as she'd hoped.

Stella's determined to get away, but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu. Stars Penny Downie. From December 2004.

Stella is determined to get away, but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu.

Stella is determined to get away, but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu. Stars Penny Downie. From December 2004.

Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. Worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind! Ring Around the Bath is a sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family.

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Stella....Penny Downie

Patrick....Duncan Preston

Alison....Claudie Blakley

Rick....Bruce Mackinnon

Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

Man in Garden Centre....Terence Frisch

Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.

Produced by Elizabeth Freestone.

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Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

Stella's determined to get away - but a moveable feast is on the family Christmas menu.
Series 2 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Penny Downie as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and Terence Frisch as the Man in Garden Centre.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2004.

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Stella is planning her retirement, but will her grown-up children survive without her?

Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

Daughter Alison has moved in with her boyfriend, making it one down and three to go for mum Stella.

She and Patrick begin to seriously think about retiring and give country weekending a go. But what's going on while they're away?

Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg,

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

Stella's wants to retire to the country, but will her grown children survive without her?

4 Extra Debut. Stella's planning to retire to the country, but will her grown up children survive without her? Stars Pippa Haywood. From 2006.

Alison has moved in with her boyfriend making it one down, three to go for Stella.

She and Patrick begin to think seriously about retiring and give weekending in the country a go.

But what's going on back home while they are away?

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  • alison....Claudie Blakley
  • director Elizabeth Freestone
  • egg....Daniela Denby-ashe
  • mother....rita davies
  • patrick....Duncan Preston
  • rick....bruce mackinnon
  • stella....Pippa Haywood
  • xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

    stella is planning her retirement to the country, but will her grown-up children survive without her? stars pippa haywood. from january 2006.

    stella's planning to retire to the country, but will her grown up children survive without her? stars Pippa Haywood. from 2006.

    comedy by lucy clare and ian davidson.

    love in a cottage

    stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. and worse still her husband patrick doesn't mind! the sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family returns for a third series.

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    Stella's luck goes from bad to worse, as daughter Alison and granny want to move in.

    Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

    Stella's luck goes from bad to worse, as daughter Alison and granny want to move in. Stars Pippa Haywood.

    Stella's luck goes from bad to worse.

    Not only has Alison moved back in, but granny has come to stay, too - indefinitely.

    Where will everyone sleep?

    Stella's luck goes from bad to worse, as daughter Alison and granny want to move in. Stars Pippa Haywood. From January 2006.

    Comedy by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.

    Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. And worse still her husband Patrick doesn't mind! The sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family returns for a third series.

    2/6. Willing It Away

    Stella's luck goes from bad to worse. Not only has Alison moved back in, but granny has come to stay, too - indefinitely. Where will everyone sleep?

    Stella....Pippa Haywood

    Patrick....Duncan Preston

    Alison....Claudie Blakley

    Rick....Bruce Mackinnon

    Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

    Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

    Mother....Rita Davies

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    Patrick gets a TV presenting job, but filming at home puts Stella's garden at risk.

    Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

    Patrick gets a TV presenting job on the Barbeque Channel - filming on location in the family home.

    As the flames get higher, Stella's precious garden is under threat!

    Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

    Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe, Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg and and Russell Bently as Fergus.

    Director: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

    Patrick gets a TV presenting job, but filming at home puts Stella's garden at risk. Stars Pippa Haywood. From January 2006.

    Patrick gets a job presenting on the Barbeque channel and filming takes place on location at the Bartholomew family home.

    As the flames get higher, Stella's precious garden is under threat.

    Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening but her grown up children refuse to leave home. And worse still her husband Patrick doesn't mind! The sitcom about a rather topsy turvy family returns for a third series.

    Patrick gets a job presenting on the Barbeque channel and filming takes place on location at the Bartholomew family home. As the flames get higher, Stella's precious garden is under threat.

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    Can Patrick and the rest of the family keep Stella's surprise party a secret?

    Can Patrick and the rest of the family keep Stella's surprise party a secret? Stars Duncan Preston. From January 2006.

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    Can Patrick and the rest of the family keep Stella's surprise party a secret?

    Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

    It's Stella's birthday - and it's a big one with a nought on the end!

    Surely the perfect time for a big family get-together?

    Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

    Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

    Director: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

    It is Stella's birthday - and it's a big one with a nought on the end! Surely the perfect time for a big family get-together?

    Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

    Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-ashe as Egg.

    Director: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

    It's Stella's birthday.

    And it's a big one with a nought on the end.

    Surely the perfect time for a big family get together?

    Can Patrick and the rest of the family keep Stella's surprise party a secret? Stars Duncan Preston. From January 2006.

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    Stars Duncan Preston.

    From January 2006.

    Keeping Mum: It's Stella's birthday. And it's a big one with a nought on the end. Surely the perfect time for a big family get together?

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    With grown up children moving in and out, can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

    With grown up children moving in and out, can Stella keep track of her wayward family? Stars Pippa Haywood. From January 2006.

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    With grown up children moving in and out, can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

    Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

    Egg's boyfriend moves in. Rick moves out - and comes back. And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

    Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

    Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

    Director: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006.

    Egg's boyfriend moves in.

    Rick moves out - and comes back.

    And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away.

    Can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

    With grown up children moving in and out, can Stella keep track of her wayward family? Stars Pippa Haywood. From January 2006.

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    Stars Pippa Haywood.

    From January 2006.

    Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. And worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind!

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    Egg's boyfriend moves in. Rick moves out - and comes back. And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family?

    Stella....Pippa Haywood

    Patrick....Duncan Preston

    Alison....Claudie Blakley

    Rick....Bruce MacKinnon

    Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

    Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

    Director Elizabeth Freestone.

    Afternoon

    Morning

    Evening

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    Stella's plans for an open garden charity day are interrupted by an unexpected delivery.

    Sitcom about a mother who battles with her grown-up children to leave home

    It's open day at the Bartholomew residence - with Alison due to give birth at any minute.

    Who will arrive first - the garden visitors or the latest family addition?

    Series 3 of Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson's sitcom about topsy-turvy family life.

    Stars Duncan Preston as Patrick, Pippa Haywood as Stella, Claudie Blakley as Alison, Bruce MacKinnon as Rick, Catherine Shepherd as Xanthe and Daniela Denby-Ashe as Egg.

    Director: Elizabeth Freestone

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2006.

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    It's Open Garden day at the Bartholomew family home, and Alison might give birth any minute.

    Who will arrive first - the garden visitors, or the latest addition to the Bartholomew family?

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    Stella's plans for an open garden charity day are interrupted by an unexpected delivery.

    Stella's plans for an open garden charity day are interrupted by an unexpected delivery. Stars Pippa Haywood. From February 2006.

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    Episode 06 of 06

    Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. Stella is looking forward to early retirement and lots of gardening, but her grown up children refuse to leave home. And worse still, her husband Patrick doesn't mind!

    6/6. Seeking Lost Gardens

    It's Open Garden day at the Bartholomew family home, and Alison might give birth any minute. Who will arrive first - the garden visitors, or the latest addition to the Bartholomew family?

    Stella....Pippa Haywood

    Patrick....Duncan Preston

    Alison....Claudie Blakley

    Rick....Bruce MacKinnon

    Xanthe....Catherine Shepherd

    Egg....Daniela Denby-Ashe

    Director Elizabeth Freestone.

    Afternoon

    Morning

    Evening