Coming soon on Radio 4

Henry is to appear on two episodes of Quote Unquote in October and November.

2nd October 2017

A normal love – To be recorded around Christmas for Transmission around Valentines day in Feb.

A normal Imagination – To be recorded  in new year for transmission later in the year.

BBC Radio 4 A Normal Family

After twenty years away from poetry, during which he co-wrote The Royle Family and produced Gavin & Stacey, amongst others, Henry Normal returns to Radio 4 for a comic and poetic look at his family life.

A Normal Family is centred around Henry’s son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with “mildly severe” autism. Through stand-up and poetry, Henry explores what this means for Johnny, for himself, and for his wife, Angela.

Recorded in front of a live audience in Henry’s hometown of Brighton, the show paints just one portrait of life with autism; there are many versions of it, and this is Johnny’s.

Written and performed by … Henry Normal
Produced by … Ed Morrish
A BBC Studios Production.

BBC Radio 4 A Normal Life

Part two in an occasional series in which Henry Normal uses poetry, storytelling and comedy to explore life’s big questions.

Last year Henry brought us his acclaimed show – ‘A Normal Family’, which centred around his son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with “mildly severe” autism. In this profound, funny and moving show, Henry explored what this meant for his family.

This time Henry brings us his new show, ‘A Normal Life’. Drawing on his experiences bringing up a child with autism, Henry investigates where edges are, and how we are connected. As well as his trademark humour, the show tackles the subjects of life, death, loneliness, loss, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers.

Written and performed by – Henry Normal
Producer – Carl Cooper
Production Coordinator – Steve Lanham
This is a BBC Studios Production.