Here's the eagerly anticipated 10th series of this much loved and critically acclaimed Radio 4 comedy masterpiece. Grandmothers Irene Spencer and Vera Small, immortalised by Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge, return as the indomitable Ladies of Letters, brightening the airwaves with their wit and wisdom.
The Ladies are having to tighten their belts in this latest collection. Karen and St John have put the Bothy up for sale, and together with their children, have invaded Vera's Coach House. But very soon things become totally intolerable, and Vera is forced to take up residence in the shed on her allotment.
Meanwhile, Irene is feeling the pinch after having to entirely rewire the upper floor of her eco-house, thanks to Vera's wanton destruction of a solar panel. And after she takes in an old acquaintance she finds begging in a shop doorway, her financial straits become even more dire - especially since Aunty Doris has come home from the hospital and must be nursed back to health with tempting and expensive titbits.
With friends and families causing friction, and appliances running amok, the Ladies find that the global economic crisis fades into the background as they deal with their own domestic crises.
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