Tickets to The Resistance, a Radio 4 pilot with Katherine Parkinson, Peter Davison and Alison Steadman

Katherine Parkinson in The IT Crowd

Looks interesting – good pedigree. Do you think it’ll make series?

The Resistance (pilot)
The Resistance is a sitcom about Katrina Lyons, who pops back to her parents’ for the weekend to borrow some money and finds herself in the middle of an alien invasion.

The Geonin are not your typical alien invaders. Instead of the usual all-at-once approach to global domination (which usually fails, they’ve noticed) they’ve decided to start small. They’ve encircled a small English village with an impenetrable heat wave, preventing anything coming in or out. With Cresdon Green as their base, they will learn about humankind, using their knowledge to effectively and efficiently spread their domination over the rest of the world, bit by bit.

Katrina just wanted to borrow the money for a deposit on a flat. And, having been turned down, she’s really in no mood to stick around but the Geonin are not letting anyone in or out, and she has tickets to the theatre in London. So what choice does she have but to start The Resistance?

The Resistance is written by Eddie Robson (That Mitchell and Webb Sound), and stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff), Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey, Hamish and Dougal) and Peter Davison (A Very Peculiar Practice, The Complete Guide to Parenting).

Date: Wednesday 13 June
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London
Doors open: 7.15pm

To apply for tickets, visit the BBC Tickets Website.

Funny it doesn’t have Doctor Who in Peter Davison’s list of credits, isn’t it?