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Publisher's Summary

All three series of the BBC radio comedy about a troubled wife and a transvestite husband.

Now that their children have left home, George and Carol finally have time for themselves again. Carol's looking forward to it being just the two of them. George, however, thinks the time is right to finally be honest with his wife - and introduces her to his alter ego Georgina....

As Carol tries to come to terms with this shock announcement, she and George have some work to do if they want to save their marriage. Can George bear to get rid of his entire wardrobe of women's clothes - even his favourite tiara? What will his friends and family say when they find out his secret? 

Scripted by award-winning husband-and-wife writing duo Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie (Second Thoughts, The Other Man), this cross-dressing comedy about midlife crises, surprises, silk underwear and Laura Ashley stars Lynda Bellingham as Carol and Chris Ellison and Philip Jackson as George.

Production credits

Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie

Produced by Maria Esposito (Series 1) and Elizabeth Freestone (Series 2 and 3)

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15 November-20 December 2001 (Series 1), 7 February-14 March 2003 (Series 2), 3 November-8 December 2004 (Series 3)


Carol - Lynda Bellingham

George - Chris Ellison/Philip Jackson

Violet - Sylvia Syms/Marcia Warren

Maureen - Maureen Beattie

Dave - Mark Powley

Ken - James Vaughan

Jerry - Kevin Bishop/Richard Standing/Barnaby Kay

Sonia - Emma Kennedy

Man/Linda - Andrew Westfield

Herself- Diana Aitchison

Amanda/Cassandra - Paul Chadhidi

Doctor/Nurse/Donna/Researcher - Rosie Armstrong

Herself - Jenni Murray

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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  • 08-24-20

this was very interesting

I was wrapped in this story and although its more of a dry comedy the subjects brought up and topics are true to alot of familes and it helps alot to hear how the characters interact and act.
I really enjoyed.