No Commitments: Series 6-9
Simon Brett

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Narrated By: Lisa Coleman, Rosemary Leach, Angela Thorne, Celia Imrie, Felicity Montagu, Full Cast Full Cast, Bill Nighy

Duration: 11 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

Series 6-9 of the BBC Radio comedy drama following the fortunes of three forty-something sisters

Sisters Anna, Victoria and Charlotte are back for four more series, in which relationships are forged, hearts are broken and family ties are strained - but not severed.

Older sister Anna continues to live her life on her own terms, despite her sisters' insistence on being there for her. But when she suffers a couple of knocks to her confidence and needs a shoulder to cry on, they are too self-absorbed to be any use. Fortunately, niece Emily provides moral support, and Anna reciprocates with some down-to-earth advice about Emily's love life.

With their daughter away at university, Emily's parents find themselves reassessing their marriage. Roger is tempted to stray, while Victoria become even more insecure - and a death in the family sends shock waves rippling in unexpected directions.

Meanwhile, Charlotte's star rises and falls, as she makes her soap opera debut and finally acquires celebrity status, only to have her bubble cruelly burst. With her acting career seemingly on the decline, she embarks on a quest to find herself - and makes some surprising discoveries...

Written by Simon Brett, this much-loved sitcom stars Rosemary Leach as Anna, with Angela Thorne as Victoria, Celia Imrie and Felicity Montagu as Charlotte, Lisa Coleman as Emily and Bill Nighy as Roger.


Produced by Maria Esposito (Series 6-8) and Simon Brett (Series 9)
Music composed by Elizabeth Parker, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Cast
Anna - Rosemary Leach
Victoria - Angela Thorne
Charlotte - Celia Imrie/Felicity Montagu
Roger - Bill Nighy
Eddie - James Greene
Emily - Lisa Coleman
With Edward de Souza, Christian Rodska, Joanna Monro, Will Ing, Jane Gibson, Alan Cowan, Alison Skilbeck, Simon Brett, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Bruce Alexander, James Vaughan, Colin Starkey, Kenny Blythe, Natalie Casey, Jason Done, Michael Jayston

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 14 July-18 August 1999 (Series 6), 31 January-7 March 2001 (Series 7), 2 January-6 February 2002 (Series 8), 1 January-5 February 2003 (Series 9)

Genre

Humorous fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Family life fiction

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