As discovered by me not so long ago, radio comedy Safety Catch, starring among others – oh look – Joanna Page from Gavin & Stacey, has been awarded a second series. Now the recording dates have been announced. Need anyone ask if I’ve booked my tickets already?
1 and 8 March, BBC Radio Theatre
A second series of Laurence Howarth’s black comedy of modern morality set in the world of arms dealing.
Simon McGrath is generally is nice man who likes to think of himself as a good citizen. He donates blood, although not bone marrow because he’s heard that hurts. He recycles his newspapers, bottles and some of his cans. He’s adopted two tigers. But he has to pay his mortgage like everyone else and that’s why he’s currently working as an arms dealer.
Of course his real love is electronic music and this is just a stop gap until he finds the perfect outlet for his music – okay so it’s a five year stop gap but it’s a stop gap nonetheless.
Anyway, as his mum says, people will always want to kill each other, there’s nothing Simon can do about that and the job pays well, gives him good job security and enables him to buy a decent car. So that’s alright then……
Darren Boyd (Green Wing, Saxondale, Little Dorrit) as Simon
Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey)
Sarah Smart (Wallander, At Home With The Braithwaites)
Brigit Forsyth (Calendar Girls, Whatever Happened To the Likely Lads,)
Lewis McLeod (Look Around You)
Recording on Sunday 1 and 8 March at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London. Doors open at 7.15pm.
To apply for tickets, call the BBC Ticket Line on 0370 901 1227* or visit the BBC Tickets Website.
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We look forward to seeing you in our audience very soon.
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