Isy Suttie's Love Letters & Other Matters of the Heart
Isy Suttie

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Narrated By: Isy Suttie

Duration: 10 hours

What to expect

The Sony Award-winning comedian and Peep Show star talks life and love

Isy Suttie is our guide to all things love-related in these five fantastic series. Come with her as she shares her relationship stories, talks about the couples she's tried to bring together, evokes bittersweet memories of her childhood and adolescence, and shares a couple of the weird and wonderful things that give her pleasure.

In her award-winning show Isy Suttie's Love Letters, she recounts love stories affecting people she's known, intertwined with anecdotes and songs about her own disastrous romantic life and eventual happiness.

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance sees her chatting to friends and partner Elis James, and sourcing extracts from The Listening Project, to paint a picture of love in the 21st Century - from first loves and Valentines to hook-ups and break-ups.

And in Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family, she returns to her teenage home town, Matlock, for a celebration of family life and growing up. Along the way, she reminisces with old friends in The Shoe Box of Memories, and treats us to some classic BBC comedy from Sarah Millican's Support Group, After Henry, Old Dog and Partridge and Not in Front of the Children.

Ever since she was little, Isy has experienced something she calls 'head squeezing' - a euphoric, incredibly relaxing version of goosebumps that starts around her scalp and spreads down her arms. Its official name is ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), and in Brain Tingles, she investigates this mysterious phenomenon, chatting to scientists and fellow 'ASMRians' to explore why it happens and whether it can play a role in creativity.

Finally, in While My Guitar Gently Bleeps, Isy takes a nostalgic look at chiptune: the catchy, evocative videogame music of the 1980s and '90s that she loved as a geeky kid. She meets the musicians using joysticks and old computers to create unique electronic tunes - and even tries her hand at writing her own digital classic...


Isy Suttie's Love Letters
Written and performed by Isy Suttie
Pilot ('Pearl and Dave') first broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11 January 2012
Produced by John Pocock
Series 1 first broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 1-22 April 2013
Produced by Lianne Coop
Series 2 first broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 April-21 May 2014
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner

Isy Suttie's Guide to Love and Romance
Written and performed by Isy Suttie
Produced by Stephen Garner
Featuring 'Valentine's Day' by John Osborne (2013) and extracts from The Listening Project
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 10 February 2018

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family
Written and performed by Isy Suttie
Produced by Stephen Garner
Featuring The Shoebox of Memories and episodes from Sarah Millican's Support Group, After Henry, Old Dog and Partridge and Not in Front of the Children
First broadcast BBC Radio 4 Extra, 5 December 2015

Brain Tingles
Presented by Isy Suttie
Produced by Nicola Swords
With Joe Lycett, Rhodri Marsden, Zoe Fothergill, Charlotte Luke, Claire Tolan, Dr Nick Davis, Dr Tom Hostler, Dr Giulia Poerio, Theresa Veltri
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 December 2015

While My Guitar Gently Bleeps
Presented by Isy Suttie
Produced by Benn Cordrey
With Aoife Wilson, Steve McNeil, Andrew Schartmann, Graeme Booth, Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Joe Bleeps, Jesper Holm and Søren Trautner Madsen from the band Press Play On Tape, and performers and customers at Manchester's SuperByte Festival
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7 June 2016

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Humorous fiction, Romance

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