Talking Heads


HumDrum turns its attention to Talking Heads, Bennett’s series of six monologues written for television in 1987. Each piece reflects Bennett’s bitingly observant view of the British and their lives. Touching, real and very, very funny.

Soldiering On

Muriel is determined not to let her recent widowhood get her down, but the fallout is far more serious than she could ever have expected.

A Chip in the Sugar

Life for Graham and his elderly mother has settled into a comfortable pattern when a face from the past appears to threaten his peace of mind.

A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

Doris has fallen off the buffet and, while sitting in the dark waiting for help, she looks back on a life dedicated to fighting dirt.

Bed Among the Lentils

Susan doesn't feel she has any of the talents needed to be a vicar's wife and finds herself seeking comfort elsewhere.

Her Big Chance

Lesley is an actress who works hard at her craft but needs a career leg-up. Will a chance encounter at a party provide just that?

A Lady of Letters

Irene thinks 'corresponding' is every citizen's right in a free society, but she gets her first taste of real freedom in the most unlikely place.