Marcy Kahan

Lunch: The Complete Series 1-5
  • Lunch: The Complete Series 1-5

  • Stephen Mangan and Claire Skinner star in all five series of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy drama.

    Bill works as an economist in a right-wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen. Bella is a confirmed socialist who teaches yoga and waters the plants in Canary Wharf. Years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to America. Now he's back and feeling a little off-kilter, so he decides to rekindle his friendship with Bella.

    Once a month they get together for lunch, where they talk about everything from politics to Proust, parenting and the perils of online dating. The only thing they never discuss is how much they love each other....

    In Marcy Kahan's delightful "platonic romantic comedy", we join Bill and Bella as they meet, eat and disagree about everything; and over the course of five series, we learn their hopes and dreams and listen in as their lives change direction and come together.

    Cast and credits
    Bill……………………..Stephen Mangan
    Bella………………….Claire Skinner

    Written by Marcy Kahan
    Produced and directed by Sally Avens
    First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15-19 July 2013 (Series 1), 22-26 September 2014 (Series 2), 11-15 May 2015 (Series 3), 18-22 July 2016 (Series 4), 24-28 July 2017 (Series 5)

Marcy Kahan (born 4 July) is a British playwright and radio dramatist, who is half-Canadian and half-American.[1][2] She is a prolific author of urbane comedies for the BBC. She was born in Montreal, educated at Somerville College, Oxford and trained in theatre in Paris with the Lecoq School teachers, Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux.