Clare in the Community

  • by Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, Nina Conti
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

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, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis, while at the same time finding it a trial having to put up with tiresome members of the public. Politically correct, humourless, and prone to jargon, she is entirely lacking in self-awareness, making her encounters with colleagues, family, and her partner, Brian, wonderfully entertaining and richly comic.


What the Critics Say

"Wildly funny." (Sunday Times)
"The sharpest script I've heard for years." (The Observer)


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Clare in the Community

I knew what to expect when I downloaded this series - as I've listened to it when I can catch it on Radio 4. It's brilliant.

What I didn't expect, was how much my family would love it, too. My teenage girls play this when they wash up, or when we go out in the car. It's clever, hilarious and fantastic entertainment - and though risque at times, it's not crude.
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- MrsFiddleback

Great fun!

What made the experience of listening to Clare in the Community the most enjoyable?

The characters are so much fun and the performances are brilliant.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed Cabin Pressure than you will love this series as well. Just started series 2 and so far found it just as much fun.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited