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Season 4

April 15, 2022

Not Seeing Streight

Episode 1 of Season 4 kicks off with Helen calling up her daughter Janey for help. This doesn't happen often, so it must be something very serious. She is about to celebrate her 78th birthday, so it's possible she's also …

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April 22, 2022

Kids eh?

Helen and Tayo compare notes on raising teenagers. Ndidi and heavy metal.

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April 29, 2022

No Gossiping!

Episode 3 sees the return of English actress Jane Vicary in the role of Helen's friend Pattie, old college chum and one-time opera singer. Pattie has retired to a large village in the heart of Hampshire, and finds herself in...

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May 6, 2022

Collecting People in the Park

Episode 4, Season 4 finds Helen dozing on a park bench on a lovely warm day. A kindly stranger interrupts her, and the ensuing conversation takes some surprising twists and turns. So, what is the difference between a mathemat...

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May 12, 2022

Old People Know Stuff

Episode 5 — Helen is astonished to discover that her granddaughter Susie considers her to be an IT expert. Fortunately, she knows enough to be helpful this time. But not before giving vent to her feelings about contemporary ...

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May 20, 2022

What Are We Like?

Episode 6, Season 4 finds Helen on the phone with her old pal Joey, who is planning a trip to London with her husband Steve. They share some thoughts on the subject of retirement, and what is it that they …

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May 27, 2022

Some Women...

Episode 7 and Helen is trying to phone her elder sister Marian in Australia for a chat. Her daughter Janey drops by with the bagels, and the three women reminisce about growing up in Australia, and why some women don't …

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June 3, 2022

Grumpy Gran

Episode 8 and Helen is having a bad day. Someone she doesn't recognise keeps ringing her up as she heads for the Royal Mail Delivery Office to collect the parcels they refuse to leave where she asks them to, she …

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June 10, 2022

Don't Forget to Remember

Episode 9, and Helen has been invited to join her American friend Essie in Edinburgh for a couple of days. Janey's not too happy about it, but the two old pals are happy to catch up and natter about how …

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June 17, 2022

New Beginnings

Episode 11 and Helen is meeting up with her old college friend, Rozzie, who is not keen to move into a retirement village on her own, Then there is René, the student actor from Scotland now working part time at …

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June 24, 2022

Car Talk

Episode 11 and Helen is invited to join her daughter Janey, Aussie son-in-law Jonathon and granddaughter Susie for a car trip to a country house near London. The chat veers from the correct medical term for elderly sniffles t...

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July 8, 2022

Bonus Ep: The Bottom Line

Helen is taking a break from sharing her doings for a few weeks. But I thought you might enjoy this song, "The Bottom Line:" which I wrote for Susannah Finzi's hilarious political satire of the same name back in 2019. …

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July 29, 2022

Bonus Episode:The Wallflower song, and so on

A couple of my songs to fill in a few moments. The podcast will be back in a few weeks with the launch of Season 5. These are two songs from the show "Yes! Because..." which I have performed from …

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