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Summary

Alison Steadman, Morwenna Banks and Nigel Planer star in this tale of two sisters - and a mysterious stranger.

Not long after their mother's death, sisters Maureen and Lesley are packing up their family home. It's a painful duty, with Maureen trying to control the worst of Lesley's projectile lamenting. Then a strange man knocks at the door and introduces himself as David Johnson, a friend of Maureen's neighbour. He'd like to view the house if they are thinking of selling - which Maureen definitely is.

But Lesley has other ideas and, behind Maureen's back, offers David their mother's old bedroom as a pied-a-terre. Gradually, he forces his way into the sisters' lives, turning up at inopportune moments and constantly getting in their hair. As they both become increasingly fed up with him, Maureen and Lesley put aside their differences and unite to try and find out exactly who this David Johnson is, and what he is hiding.

But when his secret is finally revealed, the sisters are in for a shock. The situation is about to get really out of hand.... 

Created by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Sue Limb, of Gloomsbury fame, this blackly comic sitcom stars Alison Steadman as Maureen, Morwenna Banks as Lesley and Nigel Planer as David.

Cast

Maureen: Alison Steadman

Lesley: Morwenna Banks

David: Nigel Planer

Written by Sue Limb

Produced and Directed by Jamie Rix

Production Coordinator: Frances Tott

Studio Manager: Simon Couzens

Executive Producer: Clive Brill

A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 18 October-8 November 2019 (Series 1) and 15 January-5 February 2021 (Series 2) 

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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A bit slow to get going but I got into it after a couple of episodes. I'm a big fan of Gloomsbury which is in a different league but the performances are good. Ending was a bit disappointing, would have liked a twist!

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