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  • When the Dog Dies: Complete Series 1

  • By: Ian Davidson, Peter Vincent
  • Narrated by: Liza Tarbuck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Ronnie Corbett plays granddad Sandy Hopper in this sitcom which reunites him with the writers of his hit comedy Sorry – Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sandy Hopper is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children – both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all – would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this – he's not moving until the dog dies. And anyway, how can he move if he's got a lodger?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the dog dies complete series 1. Ronnie Corbett

  • By ellisen brown on 14-02-16

Great listening for a light mood

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-15

Loved this light heart comedy. enough to keep you engaged, without too many characters to keep track of. Great for light listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Clare in the Community

  • The Complete Series 1
  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clare in the Community

  • By MrsFiddleback on 04-09-09

Claire

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Brilliant, one of my favourite comedies. Sally Philips is fantastic in this role but I can't single her out; the rest of the cast are just as fantastic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Clare in the Community: Series 4

  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Claire

  • By lynda clements on 09-07-15

Claire

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Loved this and all other series, although the earlier ones, I think were better. Occasionally the discussions between Brian and Simon are a little smutty which can take away rather than add to the comedy. However, overall my attention is held and I listen often.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful