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Series 2 of the BBC Radio 4 narrative comedy featuring Beauty Oolonga's adventures as a careworker, starring Jocelyn Jee Esien.
'Beauty of Britain' breaks the embarrassed silence about what happens to us when we get old and start to lose our faculties. It shows the process in all its chaotic tragi-comedy but it does so from the point of view of a migrant worker, Beauty, whose Zimbabwean Shona background has taught her to respect age. Beauty sees Britain at its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting 'Come on!'
In this second series, Beauty's employer, the Featherdown Agency, sends her to provide care for those who need it - and some who don't, but all of whom have relatives with guilty consciences.
Episode Two, 'Laurelmead', sees Beauty deciding to work at Laurelmead care home. 'A British care home is basically a big house named after a tree' she observes: but despite being a change from her usual routine, working at Laurelmead brings its own difficulties. There is some good news, however - her church choir is through to the regional finals of 'Go for Gospel'.
Jocelyn Jee Esien heads up a starry cast that includes Felix Dexter and Clive Swift. Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson, it is produced by Tilusha Ghelani. The signature music 'I Don't Feel No Way Tired' and all the music for the series was recorded with The West End Gospel Choir.