Barbara Nice is a loveable, straight talking housewife. She is the comic creation of Janice Connolly - ?Holy Mary' from Channel 4's acclaimed ?Phoenix Nights' TV series. A mother of two from Stockport, Barbara is worried that we are living in a world of ever-diminishing friendliness. A world where we increasingly keep ourselves to ourselves, heads down, afraid to catch each other s eye. She wants us all to stand proud, to be open with ourselves, to look the world right in the eye and to proudly declare... ?Hello! Because if we can t do that, what s the point? This self-penned comedy reminds us how easy it is to spread a little happiness and make our world a more joyful place to be.