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Horsing Around

Tom's annoyed his parents don't trust him - with his own car or sister. Can he prove them wrong? With Kate Anthony. From 2013.

Tom is annoyed that his parents don't trust him - even with his own car. He is determined to prove them wrong and what better way - than taking care of his sister Amy when she comes to London? But first he has to persuade mum and dad to trust him.

Tom persuades his parents that he can be trusted to look after his sister Amy when she comes to London.

Every episode, Tom Wrigglesworth rings his parents for his weekly check-in. As the conversation unfolds, Tom takes time out from the phone call to explain the situation, his parent's reactions and relate various anecdotes from the past which illustrate his family's views. And sometimes he just needs to sound-off about the maddening world around him and bemoan everyday annoyances.

A fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Tom, his family background and the influences that have shaped his temperament,opinions and hang-ups.

During all this Hang Ups explores class, living away from 'home', trans-generational phenomena, what we inherit from our families and how the past repeats in the present. All in a 30 minute phone call.

Get underneath the skin of Tom and the Wrigglesworth family, as you sit back and enjoy a bit of totally legal phone hacking.

Tom Wrigglesworth ...Tom
Judy Parfitt ... Granny
Paul Copley ... Dad
Kate Anthony ... Mum
Amy Wrigglesworth ... Amy

Written by Tom Wrigglesworth and James Kettle
Additional Material by Miles Jupp

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Sep 2020 22:30


Role Contributor
Tom Tom Wrigglesworth
Granny Judy Parfitt
Dad Paul Copley
Mum Kate Anthony
Amy Amy Wrigglesworth
Producer Katie Tyrrell
Writer Tom Wrigglesworth
Writer James Kettle
Writer Miles Jupp


  • Wed 13 Nov 2013 18:30
  • Wed 20 Nov 2013 07:30
  • Wed 20 Nov 2013 22:00
  • Mon 31 Aug 2015 11:30
  • Sat 11 Jun 2016 22:00
  • Tue 15 May 2018 22:30
  • Mon 28 Sep 2020 22:30

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