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BBC Comedy - Claire in the Community

 
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  • Clare in the Community: Series 8 & 9 plus the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Special

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sallys Phillips, Alex Lowe, a full cast
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    Sally Phillips stars as Clare in this sparkling collection of 13 comic episodes. Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, returns in these 13 episodes, which includes a special installment recorded live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As if the upheaval of moving offices and embracing hot-desking weren't enough for Clare and her colleagues at the Sparrowhawk Family Centre, the threat of redundancies hangs over them.

    diana says: "very good"
    Clare in the Community, Series 8 and 9 plus the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Special
  • Clare in the Community, Series 8

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Sally Phillips is Clare Barker, the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her 30s, white, middle class, and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

    Clare in the Community, Series 8
  • Clare in the Community: Series 7

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Venning
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    In this seventh series, we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. These six episodes see Clare struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. She ends their relationship and is surprised by her colleagues' reaction to the news. Brian tries to win her back with romantic gestures and even proposes marriage - can he change her mind?

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    Clare in the Community: Series 7
  • Clare in the Community: Complete Series 6

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By AudioGO Ltd
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    The Sony Award Winning comedy Clare in the Community returns with Sally Phillips as Clare Barker, the social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, but never a practical solution. Since the last series, society itself has improved little, so there are still plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

    Patricia says: "hilarious"
    Clare in the Community: Complete Series 6
  • Clare in the Community: Series 5

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Welcome to Clare's world. This is the 5th Series in the Radio 4 comedy based on the long-running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section.

    S says: "Funny very funny"
    Clare in the Community: Series 5
  • Clare in the Community: Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    In these six episodes, Clare's mother piles pressure onto her faltering relationship with Brian, Clare and Brian are encouraged to share their interests at couples counselling and nominations are required for the Social Worker of the Year Award. Clare discovers that Helen's son Gareth is not spending his gap year in Borneo, Brian is amazed that Clare has remembered Valentine's Day and Ray's colleagues celebrate his civil partnership.

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    Clare in the Community: Series 4)
  • Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 3

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    These six episodes find Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, struggling once again to control her professional and private life.

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    Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 3
  • Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 2

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Nina Conti
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Here's the second in the Radio 4 comedy series based on the long running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section. Clare (Sally Phillips: Smack the Pony, etc), like many before her, has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis.

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    Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 2
  • Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 1

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Venning, David Ramsden
    • Narrated By Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    Sally Phillips stars as Clare in the first series of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy. Like plenty before her, social worker Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other people's problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, she is entirely lacking in self-awareness, making her encounters with colleagues, family, and her partner, Brian, wonderfully entertaining and richly comic.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great fun!"
    Clare in the Community: The Complete Series 1
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