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Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2 Radio/TV Program

Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2: The BBC Radio 4 comedy drama

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Publisher's Summary

Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.

Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Eddie Marsan is Andy, the sweet but simple group leader. Sue Johnston is Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist with a big secret. Rebecca Front is the snobby and guarded Fiona, who used to be a banker who had it all and then lost the lot. Paul Kaye is Danno, a dodgy geezer with no front teeth but a lot of heart.

During the course of two series and a special Christmas episode, we hear them get to know each other, get on each other's nerves, laugh, argue, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

Written and created by Pete Jackson, Love in Recovery is inspired by his own road to recovery.

©2016 Pete Jackson (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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    BJShalts 26/02/2017
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    "Funny, moving, intelligent and all-round marvellous"
    Where does Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most surprisingly touching and funny series I've heard in years.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All of the performers were excellent, totally believable. Sue Johnston , John Hannah , Eddie Marsan , Rebecca Front , Paul Kaye , Julia Deakin , Samantha Bond.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The writing was sharp and funny, the story was surprising and the plot moved in unexpected ways.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss this unexpected gem!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    cally-is 14/01/2017
    cally-is 14/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!!!"

    I really became engrossed with the characters and loved how the relationships developed.
    Please do another series :-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Miss 07/06/2017
    Miss 07/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!! X"

    Brilliant heart felt series full of laughs, ups, downs Drama and comic moments x I know this will be a series that I'll listen to again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Clark 23/02/2017
    Susan Clark 23/02/2017
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    "Lonely? Feeling low? Drink helping with problems?"

    Insightful, touching, humourous look at what happens in recovery (maybe).
    Meet a mixed band of brave people who attend a weekly meeting.
    Once you begin listening, Love In Recovery provides a glimpse into why people begin drinking, stop drinking, want to stop drinking. Because their tales are tragi-comic, you want to join them again and again to see how they're getting on.
    Genius put this car together.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Dumpleton 13/02/2017
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    "Very funny."

    Come across this by accident. Loved it. Very funny. Hope there's going to be another series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mazza 24/09/2017
    Mazza 24/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing - so sad when it ended"

    It's rare that you have to limit yourself at a time in order to savour it. The warmth and humanity of the characters with laugh out loud moments make this one of the best audiobooks I have heard.

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    Ed Goodman 14/09/2017
    Ed Goodman 14/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "heartfelt and Funny"

    I was initially attracted to this series by the cast and I wasn't disappointed. Each episode strips another layer from characters that are far more complex than initially appears. There is a feel good factor, some laugh out loud moments, all intertwined within the challenging lives that addicts face. it's brilliantly written and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Would love to hear a follow up in a few years too, to catch up with the characters.

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    C H. 25/07/2017
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    "Great stuff!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's fast moving very funny at times and also very touching.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The actors were all of a high standard


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    For anyone who likes the funnier side of sadness this book is perfect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Williams 23/07/2017
    Mike Williams 23/07/2017
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    "superb...radio drama at its best! "

    Good actors..Great script.Would highly recommend this podcast as a captivating piece of work..Really first class.✔✔✔

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    k 07/02/2017
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    "awesome hard hitting realism with dark humour."

    jaw-droppingly good writing with a star cast. a thinking persons comedy drama. this was made for radio and shows why radio is still a force to be reckoned with

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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