To Hull And Back

Warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull, written by Lucy Beaumont.

Episodes

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0101The French Connection2015101420170303 (BBC7)
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A mother and daughter struggle to make ends meet in the East Yorkshire city.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk.

Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped. Sophie dreams of moving to London to meet her dad and to become a famous actress. Will this dream come true?

Pilot episode of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.

0102Crying In The Chapel2015102120180909 (BBC7)
20180910 (BBC7)
20170728 (R4)
When Songs of Praise comes to town, Sophie sees a career opportunity.

Songs of Praise are paying a visit to Hull. Sophie sees this as an opportunity to start a successful singing career.

But neglected plumbing and a painting of Elvis at The Last Supper make an impossible task even more difficult...

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

0103An Affair To Forget2015102820180916 (BBC7)
20180917 (BBC7)
20170804 (R4)
Sophie seeks love while her mother wants entry to a posh lady's golf club.

Sophie is on a quest for love whilst her mother is trying to get accepted in to a posh Lady's Golf Club.

Door-to-door sellers peddling thick bleach and an accident with a milk float all conspire to thwart their efforts.

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

0104 LASTMy Casa Is Your Casa2015110420180923 (BBC7)
20180924 (BBC7)
20170811 (R4)
A call from Auntie Pamela gets Sophie fired up about the life she could be living,.

A call from Auntie Pamela who lives abroad gets Sophie fired up about the life she could be living - a life of hot tubs and wood-fired lobster.

Her mother tries to compete with her sister, Pamela, but ends up filling the back yard with bubbles and sleeping downstairs on a lilo...

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

0105It's My Party2015111120180930 (BBC7)
20181001 (BBC7)
20170818 (R4)
Sophie has a chance to get away at last. However, her mother's birthday is imminent.

Sophie finally comes in to some money. It's her chance to get away at last.

However, her mother Sheila's birthday is imminent and a surprise party takes precedence. But there's more of a surprise in store for Sophie...

Series 1 of the sitcom by BBC New Comedy Award winner, Lucy Beaumont.

Sophie still lives at home with her mum in Hull. They make a living doing car boot sales at the weekend. Except they don't really make a living because her mum can't bear to get rid of any of their junk. Plus, they don't have a car. As their house gets more cluttered, Sophie feels more trapped.

Starring Lucy Beaumont as Sophie and Maureen Lipman as Sheila.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.

0201This Must Be It2016081020160817 (BBC7)
20160818 (BBC7)
20190618 (BBC7)
20200922 (R4)
It seems that Sophie might be about to escape the clutches of her overprotective mother.

It seems that Sophie will finally manage to escape the family home and the clutches of her overprotective mother.

She pegs her hopes on an acting audition and reluctantly enlists the help of her mother, who takes her role a bit too seriously.

Will this prove to be the break Sophie has been waiting for?

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie.... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila.... Maureen Lipman
Alan.... Matt Sutton
Jean.... Kerrie Marsh
Ernie.... Norman Lovett

Written by Lucy Beaumont.

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016..

Will this prove to be the break Sophie has been waiting for?

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2016.

0202Is There Anyone Out There?2016081720160824 (BBC7)
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20190625 (BBC7)
20200929 (R4)
Warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie takes a shine to the new lodger; but the last thing Sheila wants is her daughter getting romantically involved with a UFO fanatic, or anyone else for that matter. She does her best to get rid of this interloper.

Production Co-ordinator....Sophie Richardson

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie.... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila.... Maureen Lipman
Alan.... Matt Sutton

Written by Lucy Beaumont.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2016.

Warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull, written by Lucy Beaumont.

0203Is That You Mr Brown?2016082420160831 (BBC7)
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20190702 (BBC7)
20201006 (R4)
Sheila buys a crystal ball and attempts to tell the fortune of a neighbour with piles.

An elderly Mrs Chiltern comes to stay after her cat goes missing. Sophie tries to get some bits and pieces together to sell, to pay for a car, her mother buys an antique crystal ball and attempts to tell the fortune of a neighbour with piles.

Production Co-ordinator....Sophie Richardson

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie.... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila.... Maureen Lipman
Jean.... Kerrie Marsh
Ernie.... Norman Lovett
Mrs Chiltern.... Elizabeth Bennett
Barbara.... Elizabeth Bennett
Denise.... Debra Baker
DJ Richie.... Jon Richardson

Written by Lucy Beaumont.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Producer: Carl Cooper

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2016.

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm-hearted sitcom set in Hull.

Sophie.... Lucy Beaumont
Sheila.... Maureen Lipman
Jean.... Kerrie Marsh
Ernie.... Norman Lovett
Mrs Chiltern.... Elizabeth Bennett
Barbara.... Elizabeth Bennett
Denise.... Debra Baker
DJ Richie.... Jon Richardson

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Producer: Carl Cooper

0204 LASTWhere Do You Think You're Going?2016083120160907 (BBC7)
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20201013 (R4)
In the last episode of this series, Sophie thinks that she'll finally get to meet her Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job at Humber Helpline, to prove to Sophie that she's the kind one of the two sisters.

Sophie thinks that she will finally get to meet her Auntie Pamela.

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm hearted sitcom set in Hull.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Episode 4 - Where Do You Think You're Going?

Writer.... Lucy Beaumont
Producer.... Carl Cooper
Production Co-ordinator.... Sophie Richardson

This is a BBC Studios Production.

Lucy Beaumont stars as the daughter trying to escape her overbearing mother played by Maureen Lipman in the second series of this warm hearted sitcom set in Hull.

"It's like a cross between a Victoria Wood Sketch and a Mike Leigh film". Radio Times

Episode 4 - Where Do You Think You're Going?

0301Last Chance Salon2018021920201020 (R4)On her way back from Hull station following a failed attempt to get onto the Vidal Sassoon hairdressing course in London, Sophie is knocked over by a car. By way of compensation the driver, Alison, a frequent church-goer, offers Sophie a disused hair salon that she has access to thanks to her church's outreach work. Sophie accepts Alison's offer. But with only a week to make the salon a going concern, will Sophie manage to make a success of it?

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator: Luke Mason

Produced by Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.

When Sophie is knocked over by a car, she is offered a salon by way of compensation.

On her way back from Hull station following a failed attempt to get onto the Vidal Sassoon hairdressing course in London, Sophie is knocked over by a car. By way of compensation the driver, Alison, a frequent church-goer, offers Sophie a disused hair salon that she has access to thanks to her church's outreach work. Sophie accepts Alison's offer. But with only a week to make the salon a going concern, will Sophie manage to make a success of it?

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator: Luke Mason

Produced by Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.

0302Stockholm Syndrome2018022620201027 (R4)When Sophie tries to make the salon more popular, she unwittingly attracts some protesters
0303Fourth In Show2018030520201110 (R4)When Sophie's new boyfriend Imran tells her he doesn't like her glasses, Sophie becomes desperate for a new pair of designer Givenchy spectacles. But the salon's client list is still worryingly short and she can't get the money together for such an expensive purchase. But when she hears that there's a dog show coming to town with big cash prizes to be won for well groomed pets, Sophie realises how she might be able to make her designer glasses dream become a reality. Meanwhile, Sheila makes a worrying discovery and Jean meets a potential girlfriend...

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator - Luke Mason

Producer - Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.

Sophie tries to make more money for the salon by grooming for a dog show.

When Sophie's new boyfriend Imran tells her he doesn't like her glasses, Sophie becomes desperate for a new pair of designer Givenchy spectacles. But the salon's client list is still worryingly short and she can't get the money together for such an expensive purchase. But when she hears that there's a dog show coming to town with big cash prizes to be won for well groomed pets, Sophie realises how she might be able to make her designer glasses dream become a reality. Meanwhile, Sheila makes a worrying discovery and Jean meets a potential girlfriend...

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator - Luke Mason

Producer - Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.

0304 LASTWelcome To The Family2018031220201117 (R4)Sophie auditions for the panto at New Hull Theatre so she can show Imran she's more than just a hairdresser. But when Sophie doesn't get a part, Sheila decides to take matters into her own hands so she can see her daughter on that famous stage, fulfilling her dreams. And of course, more importantly, so she can impress the committee for Kirkella ladies golf...

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator - Luke Mason

Producer - Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.

Sophie auditions for a part in the New Hull Theatre panto.

Sophie auditions for the panto at New Hull Theatre so she can show Imran she's more than just a hairdresser. But when Sophie doesn't get a part, Sheila decides to take matters into her own hands so she can see her daughter on that famous stage, fulfilling her dreams. And of course, more importantly, so she can impress the committee for Kirkella ladies golf...

Written by Lucy Beaumont

Production Co-ordinator - Luke Mason

Producer - Sam Michell

A BBC Studios Production.