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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not bad, just not laugh-out-loud funny

A decent enough listen to pass the time, it just wasn't as funny as I hoped.
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- Jennifer

Awesome for Laughter!!

What did you love best about Clare in the Community?

The story, the character's personalities, listening and imagining the scenarios. Great radio presentation.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole thing, particularly with Brian

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


Any additional comments?

Glad there are more series to enjoy

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- christine

Book Details

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