The Package Holiday Problem

The Package Holiday Problem

By BBC Radio 4

Your new boyfriend wants to go on a package holiday by the sea, but you’d rather be hiking in the mountains – is it time to dump him? Your friends are telling you to make more of an effort but you’re happy in your old clothes – is it time to smarten up? And you’re a working mum of a toddler but you find yourself ‘zoning out’ when he’s in your care – is it time to worry?

All this and robbing a bank the middle-aged way are tackled by Marian and Tara.

Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve the biggest - and smallest - things that keep us awake at night.

Previous series were welcomed by listeners and critics: "Both are warm and kind enough to not only be funny but also offer genuinely thoughtful, if left-field, advice." (Miranda Sawyer, The Observer) "Keyes and Flynn are my new favourite double-act." (Jane Anderson - Radio Times) "I found their compassion endlessly soothing." (Rachel Cunliffe - The New Statesman)

Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.

Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email:

Producer: Steve Doherty. A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

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