Two mature ladies share a sometimes rocky relationship through correspondence. Based on books by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield, starring Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales.

First broadcast on Woman’s Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy “Ladies of Letters”. This collection features all 11 series.

When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley’s wedding reception they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter-writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics, but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot – while remaining the firmest of pen-pals. Feisty, naughty and endlessly funny, Ladies of Letters provides a hilarious insight into suburban friendships and modern family life as they really are!

The series are: Ladies of Letters and More, More Letters,, Log On, Make Mincemeat, Spring Clean, Go Global, Say No, Go Green, Crunch Credit and Go Crackers.