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Episode 7

Maria Semple's brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.

15 year old Bee and her parents are preparing for their imminent family trip to Antarctica, but Elgin is increasingly worried about Bernadette and her run-ins with the other Galer Street mothers.

In today's episode, Elgin is paid a visit by an agent from the FBI, who makes a shocking revelation about Bernadette's life online.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Davies

Produced/Directed by Emma Harding

About the author: Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Dec 2016 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
BernadetteMiranda Richardson
BeeLydia Wilson
ElginRichard Laing
AudreyMadeleine Potter
Soo LinLaurel Lefkow
Marcus StrangDon Gilet
Ollie-O/ JacobSam Alexander
Paul JellinekPatrick Brennan
Helen/ Gwen GoodyearSusie Riddell
Dr KurtzChristine Absalom
ProducerEmma Harding
DirectorEmma Harding

4 Stories

4 Stories

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