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Radio 4 sitcom about a stay-at-home father who is having a mid-life crisis. Created by stand-up comedian Hal Cruttenden
Comedy about a hapless house husband trying to cope with his mid-life crisis and doubting his every move.
Hal, married to Sam, is the father to two lovely girls. The problem is that, as Sam's career blossoms internationally, and daughters Lilly and Molly grow up and are no longer dependent on their loving and caring father, Hal feels restless.
Having decided to give up his career and be a house husband many years ago, the appeal of being around his family more is wearing thin. So with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life, but inevitably things don't go to plan!
Further challenges come from Hal's now deceased father, who was a true adventurer and all-round hero (something his son sadly is not) and is starting to appear to Hal at the most inopportune times to give unwelcome advice.
Series 1 2014
First broadcast: Sunday 16th November 2014
Hal arranges a special romantic getaway. He is also forced to replace Sam in making a talk at the girls' school.
First broadcast: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Hal faces a stark health problem, but salvation comes in the form of a charity race.
First broadcast: Sunday 30th November 2014
Hal becomes the victim of car crime and gets some unwanted security help.
First broadcast: Sunday 7th December 2014
How will Hal cope with the romantic attention of new, attractive neighbour Angie?
Series 2 2017
First broadcast: Sunday 9th April 2017
Eldest daughter Lily is about to introduce the family to her new hip boyfriend, Bazman, and Hal's need to re-kindle his own romantic past leads to unforeseen challenges. Hal's sister Pippa has also come to stay unexpectedly after her husband decided to experiment with his sexuality.
First broadcast: Sunday 16th April 2017
As his wife is nominated for Business Woman of the Year, Hal is interviewed on local news and inadvertently becomes an internet sensation.
First broadcast: Sunday 23rd April 2017
Thinking he knew everything about his wife Sam, Hal Cruttenden is surprised when he is confronted by someone from her romantic past. And refugee housemate Mahmoud causes a stir.
First broadcast: Sunday 30th April 2017
After a challenging few weeks, Hal tries to calm things down by hosting a dinner party with Sam to show off their new basement - with wholly unexpected results.
2014 - 2017
BBC Radio 4
8 (2 series)
Hal Cruttenden, Ed Byrne, Gavin Webster, Kerry Godliman, Anna Crilly, Ronni Ancona, Abigail Cruttenden, Arthur Hughes and others
Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland