Friday 23rd - 15.30
WHO ARE YOU CALLING VERMIN? is a humorous but honest look at life in the countryside. The rural idyll it isn’t. Here, various factions both human and animal express their grievances about their current lot in life, from the fishermen who can’t afford to live in their own communities: “The Anti-Shanty”, to the Grey Squirrel who didn’t ask to be brought here from America anyway: “I Got The Wrong Face”, and the wisecracking fox with “The Fox Rap”. The piece combines Pam’s sense of humour with her lifelong love and knowledge of the countryside, and those who live in it.
Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years. She is the author of several best-selling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and The Last Hedgehog. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a best seller when it was published in 2011. On radio she is a regular on Just A Minute, six series of her own Ayres On The Air, and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs. In Autumn 2022 Pam will be seen on Channel 5 TV in the second series about The Cotswolds.