Ladies of Letters is a BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales, based on the series of books of the same name written by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Routledge stars as Vera Small and Scales as Irene Spencer, two elderly ladies who share a sometimes rocky relationship conducted by correspondence.
The success of the first series of Ladies of Letters (broadcast in 1997) spawned adaptations of several sequels: Ladies of More Letters (1999); Ladies of Letters.Com (2000); Ladies of Letters Log On (2001); Ladies of Letters Make Mincemeat (2001 Christmas Special); Ladies of Letters Spring Clean (2004); Ladies of Letters Go Global (2006); Ladies of Letters Say No (2007); Ladies of Letters Go Green (2008); Ladies of Letters Crunch Credit (2009) and Ladies of Letters Go Crackers (2010 - this series features Anne Reid instead of Patricia Routledge as Vera Small, see below).
Each of the 15 minute episodes come as part of BBC Radio 4's long running magazine programme Woman's Hour. A ten-part television adaptation of the first radio series has been made for ITV3, which began on 3 February 2009.
Other articles related to "ladies of letters":
... Ladies of Letters (ISBN 978-1853757303) More "Ladies of Letters" (ISBN 0-233-99926-4) Ladies of Letters.com (ISBN 0-7515-3189-8) Ladies of Letters Log On (ISBN 0-7515-3219-3) Ladies of Letters Make ...
Famous quotes containing the words letters and/or ladies:
“Most personal correspondence of today consists of letters the first half of which are given over to an indexed statement of why the writer hasnt written before, followed by one paragraph of small talk, with the remainder devoted to reasons why it is imperative that the letter be brought to a close.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)
“I dont think the ladies in town accepted the fact that I worked. That was the point at which I said to myself, well, youre always going to be out of step and you might as well face it.”
—Ellen Rodgers (b. c. 1930)