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Living with Mother, Series 2 Episode 1 of 4

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 31 October 2012

Living with Mother returns for a second series with further tales about sons who have never flown the nest.

Marlon is going to enter Britain's Got Talent, but his amateur Bontempist mother Helen is against it for good reason.

Marlon simply can't sing, but his dogged determination means he cannot back down and he convinces his mother to accompany him on the Bontempi. Poor Helen is in a quandary and feels she should tell her son that he can't sing but, true to form, he ignores any advice given.

Will Helen have the courage to put a stop to her son being humiliated or will she get a taste for fame herself?

Writing about the first series of Living with Mother, Radio Times described it as "Alexander Kirk's astutely-observed comedy series...underpinning each of these tales is a bittersweet poignancy, a moment when the easy laughs are replaced with a lip-trembling insight into the vulnerability, lack of self-confidence and interdependency".

Written by Alexander Kirk

Producer: Anna Madley
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.


Mark Gatiss
Susan Jameson
Anna Madley
Alexander Kirk


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