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Life in the UK

Episode 6 of 6

Care-worker Beauty Oolonga's UK work visa is set to run out, so she faces a citizenship test. With Jocelyn Jee Esien. From May 2011.

Series 2 of this Radio 4 comedy follows Beauty's continuing adventures among the cauliflower-cheese eating population as the Featherdown Agency sends her to provide care for those who need it - and occasionally some who don't, but all of whom have relatives with guilty consciences. Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. Until she gets the nod from God about which sector of the economy would most benefit from her entrepreneurial skills, Beauty will carry on grating the Extra Mature Cathedral City, running the assisted baths and trying to understand the British character.

The series breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!'

Beauty of Britain is a narrative comedy written by Christopher Douglas (of Ed Reardon fame) and Nicola Sanderson.

Episode 6 'Life in the UK'

Beauty Oolonga, a Southern African care worker, shares her quirky view of Britain. Beauty's visa to work in the U.K. is about to run out. Will she pass her citizenship test and be granted indefinite leave to remain and will the handsome, mature Ade be her saviour? Last in series.


Beauty ..... Jocelyn Jee Esien
Liz ..... Rita May
Helen ..... Nicola Sanderson
Mrs Gupte ..... Indira Joshi
Anil ..... Paul Sharma
Jodie ..... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Waiter/Receptionist ..... Christopher Douglas
Ade ..... Paterson Joseph

The music for the series was performed by The West End Gospel Choir.
Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.

30 minutes

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Sat 27 Apr 2019 23:00

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