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  • 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 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

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

Unpleasant Character

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

Reviewed: 22-04-16

SPOILER ALERT (though i am trying to be vague)
I love this series, so very funny and very cleverly written. Tension between the titular character and her love intrest has been brewing since the start of the first series. This tension comes to a head in this series but in order to highlight the struggle Brian is facing, Clare becomes a thoroughly unpleasant character. Perhaps i have missunderstood her character up to this point but the way Clare is portrayed in this series makes it a difficult listen at certain points throughout. It cuts too hard into the comedy for me. I wouldnt mind having 1 or 2 episodes where the comedy is overshadowed by this in the series but it seemed every episode had this cloud over it.