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The stay-at-home Dad must stand in for his busy wife making a talk at their daughter’s school. Stars Hal Cruttenden. From 2014.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden stars as a stay at home father who is having a mid-life crisis.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland.

WIth Dominic Holland, Ronni Ancona, Ed Byrne, Anna Crilly, Jonathan Kydd, Gavin Webster, Dominic Frisby, Samuel Caseley, Lucy Robbins and Emily Robbins.

Hal stars as himself, married to Sam and father to two lovely girls. The problem is that, as Sam's career blossoms internationally and daughters Lilly and Molly grow up and are no longer dependent on their loving and caring father, Hal feels restless.

So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, inevitably, things don't go to plan!

Further challenges come from Hal's now deceased father, who was a true adventurer and all-round hero (something his son sadly is not) and is starting to appear to Hal at the most inopportune times to give unwelcome advice.

In this opening episode, Hal is arranging a special romantic getaway for Sam with some difficulty, Lilly and Molly are becoming almost strangers to Hal, his friend Fergus thinks he's finally found love, and Hal is forced to replace Sam in making a talk at the girls' school as Sam has to go on a work trip abroad.

Producer: Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2014.

25 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Jun 2019 22:30

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Role Contributor
Hal Hal Cruttenden
Actor Dominic Holland
Actor Ronni Ancona
Actor Ed Byrne
Actor Anna Crilly
Actor Jonathan Kydd
Actor Gavin Webster
Actor Dominic Frisby
Actor Samuel Caseley
Actor Lucy Robbins
Actor Emily Robbins
Writer Hal Cruttenden
Writer Dominic Holland
Producer Paul Russell