Comedy Drama Our Hylda
Comedy drama Our Hylda (Thursday, 2.15pm, Radio 4) tells the story of British TV’s first female comedy star Hylda Baker.
A poignant comedy about British TV’s first female comedy star.
It’s 1968, and Hylda Baker is a big variety star. However, she’s never broken through on the telly. But totally out of the blue Granada TV wants her for a new sitcom, “Nearest and Dearest”. Hylda’s going to be a major TV star. Unfortunately for Hylda, she doesn’t get on with her co-star Jimmy Jewell and the studio is a war zone, and to make matters worse Hylda keeps on forgetting her lines. But this masks a bigger problem – Hylda is struggling with the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s.