Excess Baggage is a radio play by Ken Blakeson. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22 February 1988, and won a Giles Cooper Award that same year, despite a controversy that arose when the BBC canceled the customary repeat of the play in response to strong language in the dialogue. The length is 90 minutes[1].


A frank depiction of the lives of army wives.


Directed by Susan Hogg

Critical ReceptionEdit


  1. Best Radio Plays of 1988 Methuen/BBC 1989

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