A BBC Radio 4 comic monologue starring Caroline Quentin, written by Christopher Green. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 11 September 2009. A feisty woman has taken to her bed in the spare room and she is not getting up - ever. She's 39 and has decided that she is not having children. She claims her boyfriend is in denial, though in reality he is in Zurich. ‘The Second Best Bed’ stars Caroline Quentin and is directed by Claire Grove.