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Miranda Hart's Joke Shop: The Complete First Radio Series
  • Miranda Hart's Joke Shop: The Complete First Radio Series

  • Miranda (Miranda Hart) is an unconventional woman. She’s six feet tall, self-conscious, posh and is frequently mistaken for a man but she is happiest amongst the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop.

    Having invested her inheritance to buy a joke shop but realising she has none of the organisational skills to run the place, Miranda partners up with her friend Stevie (Sarah Hadland). All the while Miranda is trying to learn about retail men and dealing with her outrageously embarrassing mother (Patricia Hodge).

    Though surrounded by chocolate willies, Miranda is determined to suss out what it takes to be a girly girl and to not look a complete idiot every time she meets the gorgeous Gary (Tom Ellis) and to persuade people to take life a little less seriously.

    Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop – first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 – is written by Miranda Hart (Hyperdrive, Absolutely Fabulous, Lead Balloon), with James Carey (My Family, Think the Unthinkable) and Simon Dean (Not Going Out).

    Produced by Lucy Armitage

Miranda Hart (Author) Miranda Hart was born in Torquay and grew up in Petersfield, Hampshire. She attended U.W.E and graduated with a 2:1 in Politics, and went on to do a postgraduate Acting course at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. After numerous stand-up and sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival and London comedy clubs, her comic reputation was established and she was cast in several hit TV series including Smack the Pony, Nighty Night and Not Going Out. She earned a British Comedy Award nomination as Best Female Comedy Newcomer for her role in cult sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive, in which she co-starred with Nick Frost and Kevin Eldon. In 2008, her radio sitcom Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was broadcast on Radio 2, and in 2009, she got her own TV series, Miranda. The show was extremely popular, and won her three British Comedy Awards and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award. Since then, she has starred as Chummy in Call the Midwife (a role which earned her a BAFTA nomination) as well as appearing in the feature film Spy alongside Jude Law. She is also a regular on TV panel shows such as Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You, and has released a bestselling autobiography, Is It Just Me?

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