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Star Turn

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4 Extra Debut. Naive singer Marlon enters a talent contest, despite warnings from his mother Helen. Stars Mark Gatiss and Susan Jameson. From 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.

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 24 Aug 2016 23:00

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Role Contributor
Marlon Mark Gatiss
Helen Susan Jameson
Producer Anna Madley
Writer Alexander Kirk