Tom Wriglesworth's Hang-ups
Popular radio 4 comedy show featuring Paul Copley
Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups on Radio 4, meanwhile, is as grounded as you like. It's warm and gentle, with just enough bite to stop it from dissolving into mushy nostalgia.
The series consists of dramatised phone calls between Tom and his family, interspliced with sections where Tom directly addresses the audience to move the story along. These moments are fun – the radio equivalent of Miranda looking to camera and pulling a face – but the real joy is listening to Tom interact with the actors playing his family.
It's all so keenly observed. His parents still answer the phone by blurting out their own number. And while they fit the universal stereotype of an ageing couple – mum is kind and overshares, dad is obsessed with historical minutiae and convinced that everything costs too much – but there's just enough specificity to reassure us that he really knows these people.
- S01E01 - Time to Celebrate (13Mb)
- S01E02 - Problems with a Package (12.9Mb)
- S01E03 - Horsing Around (13Mb)
- S01E04 - Out of Our Tree (13Mb)
- S02E01 - Lost and Found (13Mb)
- S02E02 - Point of No Return (12.9Mb)
- S02E03 - Running on Empty (12.9Mb)
- S02E04 - The Separatists (12.9Mb)
- S02E05 - Earning Your Corn (13Mb)
- S02E06 - The Well of Loneliness (12.9Mb)
- S03E01 - Broadband on the Run (12.9Mb)
- S03E02 - The Madman in the Attic (13Mb)
- S03E03 - Profit and Loss (13.1Mb)
- S03E04 - The Animal Lovers (13Mb)
- S03E05 - How to Make a Killing (13Mb)
- S03E06 - A Christmas Not Special (13Mb)
- S04E01 - Strangers on a Train (13Mb)
- S04E02 - Big Tom and the Hendersons (13Mb)
- S04E03 - Construction Time Again (12.8Mb)
- S04E04 - A Dance to the Music of Tom (13Mb)
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