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01Angelos Epithemiou's Big Issue

02Everyone Quite Likes Justin20100727

By Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser

Justin starts dating again but everything seems to have changed since he last tried. Instead he manages to get embroiled with toy trains, Phantom of the Opera and a greyhound that will never win a race.

Justin....Justin Moorhouse

Ray....Paul Copley

Gran....Anne Reid

Lisa....Katherine Kelly

Bryn....Lloyd Langford

Tanya....Sally Lindsay

Directed by Steven Canny

In one version of his life, Justin is a well-known local Manchester radio DJ who is successful, funny, and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything. In another version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything. The truth lies somewhere inbetween.

And at home? Well, naturally, his private life is chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son Justin jnr, and is in the process of taking him to the cleaners. So he's back on the market. As is his house - so he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, and his producer Bryn but this might not be a good thing.

Despite all this mess, Justin always remains positive. Every new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester.

Everyone Quite Likes Justin is written by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin is a comedian who sells out gigs across the country. He has also written plays and a previous show for Radio 4. Jim Poyser is a writer and producer of enormous experience in both radio and television.

New sitcom by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin tries to start dating again.

03Mr And Mrs Smith
03Mr And Mrs Smith20100803

In a new collaboration between BBC Radio and Television, Happy Tuesdays showcases a series of new comedy pilots for Tuesday nights on BBC Radio 4. Some of the most exciting comedy talent around are given the chance to try out new ideas and formats.

A year in to married life and already things are a little creaky for Will and Annabelle. So, following Will's unimaginative anniversary present, Annabelle has signed them up for a course of marriage counselling.

The episode begins with Will and Annabelle talking to their counsellor Guy. They discuss their disastrous weekend in a boutique hotel to celebrate their anniversary. We hear their sides of the argument, before we cut to the anniversary weekend itself. The listener is taken back and forth from the anniversary weekend to the session, where Guy mediates the dispute, usually leaning more towards Annabelle's point of view. In contrast to Will's uptight control-freakery, Guy is laconic and urbane and clearly irritating to Will.

FULL CAST DETAILS:

Will Smith....Will Smith

Annabell Smith....Sarah Hadland

Guy, Darrell, Restaurant Manager....Paterson Joseph

Sally, Receptionist, Waitress....Morwenna Banks

John, TV repairman....Geoffrey Whitehead

ABOUT WILL SMITH:

Will's writing credits include Armstrong and Miller (BBC1), Harry and Paul (BBC 1), The Late Edition (BBC 4) and Moving Wallpaper (ITV 1). Will and his writing partner Roger Drew are writing for the current series of multi-award winning The Thick of It (BBC 2), in which Will also features as Tory researcher Phil Smith. Will has written and performed two series for Radio 4: Will Smith Presents the Tao of Bergerac and Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling, written by comedian Will Smith.

04Pauline Pepys Dowry20100810

Samuel Pepys' diaries make occasional mention of his sister Pauline who has come to visit. She appears not to have been an entirely welcome guest. This comedy is inspired by Pauline, and by many other unwelcome love-lorn house-guests throughout human history...

Meet Pauline Pepys. Her love life is in tatters, her sister-in-law wants her to move out of the spare room, and her best friend is her worst enemy. Oh, and this being London in the 1660s there's a nasty spot of plague about. This episode sees Pauline fall for a handsome executioner, but when he seems to prefer Charlotte she offers to fix Pauline up with a very romantic poet. Meanwhile Elizabeth has arranged for a lavish portrait of herself and Samuel that is not altogether going to plan. And the maid is doing something awful with a dead fish and a goat.

A new historical comedy starring Olivia Colman as hopeless romantic Pauline, Sharon Horgan as her best friend Charlotte the vainest woman in Britain, David Mitchell as a distinctly itchy Samuel Pepys, Katherine Parkinson as Elizabeth his wife, who is very stressed about making the right impression on society; and Tom Hollander as Russell de Bret, a man who in the twenty first century would be a rock star, but has chosen instead the career of public executioner; with Rebekah Staton as the peculiarly fish-obsessed house maid Jane and Dave Lamb as Joth a very angry painter and Wilston, a very sad poet... Pauline Pepys' Dowry is written by Amy Shindler and Beth Chalmers and produced by Gareth Edwards.

Situation comedy about Samuel Pepys' less famous sister and her disastrous love life.

Samuel Pepys' diaries make occasional mention of his sister Pauline who has come to visit.

She appears not to have been an entirely welcome guest.

This comedy is inspired by Pauline, and by many other unwelcome love-lorn house-guests throughout human history...

Meet Pauline Pepys.

Her love life is in tatters, her sister-in-law wants her to move out of the spare room, and her best friend is her worst enemy.

Oh, and this being London in the 1660s there's a nasty spot of plague about.

This episode sees Pauline fall for a handsome executioner, but when he seems to prefer Charlotte she offers to fix Pauline up with a very romantic poet.

Meanwhile Elizabeth has arranged for a lavish portrait of herself and Samuel that is not altogether going to plan.

And the maid is doing something awful with a dead fish and a goat.

A new historical comedy starring Olivia Colman as hopeless romantic Pauline, Sharon Horgan as her best friend Charlotte the vainest woman in Britain, David Mitchell as a distinctly itchy Samuel Pepys, Katherine Parkinson as Elizabeth his wife, who is very stressed about making the right impression on society; and Tom Hollander as Russell de Bret, a man who in the twenty first century would be a rock star, but has chosen instead the career of public executioner; with Rebekah Staton as the peculiarly fish-obsessed house maid Jane and Dave Lamb as Joth a very angry painter and Wilston, a very sad poet...

Pauline Pepys' Dowry is written by Amy Shindler and Beth Chalmers and produced by Gareth Edwards.

05Antiquity20100817

05 LASTAntiquity20100817

is a lively audience sitcom about the staff of an antiques shop in the fictional town of Newby-On-Wye.

Sassy, cutting, clever, perceptive and in desperate need of a job, Faye Chambers is new to the team. She joins Rupert Bull, an old school bounder and cad who has somehow managed to survive into the 21st Century, and Toby Atkins, his useless but enthusiastic assistant manager.

Rupert won the shop in a poker competition many years ago, and sees it as little more than a way to make a fast buck. In this pilot episode, the immeasurably lovely local shop-owner Mr Richards has a set of priceless Faberge eggs that need restoring.

Rupert Bull -------------------------------------------- Tim McInnerny

Toby ----------------------------------------------------- William Andrews

Faye ----------------------------------------------------- Nadia Kamil

Mr Richards ------------------------------------------- Andrew Sachs

Chicken Seller --------------------------------------- David Reed

Amulet Seller ----------------------------------------- Christine Kavanagh

John-Luke Roberts and Gareth Gwynn have written for a wide variety of Radio 4 shows including The News Quiz, The Now Show, Listen Against, Laura Solon - Talking And Not Talking, Laurence And Gus - Hearts And

Minds and many more. Gareth Gwynn was a finalist in the BBC New Talent contest "Show Me The Funny" in 2007 and won the Channel 4 Talent award for radio comedy. John-Luke Roberts wrote and performed the Radio 7 series Spats ("more entertaining than the whole of Live Earth... lovely, peculiar stuff" - The Guardian). He currently has a play in development with the Hampstead Theatre.

Sitcom about the staff of an antiques shop, starring Tim McInnery and Andrew Sachs.

Sassy, cutting, clever, perceptive and in desperate need of a job, Faye Chambers is new to the team.

She joins Rupert Bull, an old school bounder and cad who has somehow managed to survive into the 21st Century, and Toby Atkins, his useless but enthusiastic assistant manager.

Rupert won the shop in a poker competition many years ago, and sees it as little more than a way to make a fast buck.

In this pilot episode, the immeasurably lovely local shop-owner Mr Richards has a set of priceless Faberge eggs that need restoring.

Minds and many more.

Gareth Gwynn was a finalist in the BBC New Talent contest "Show Me The Funny" in 2007 and won the Channel 4 Talent award for radio comedy.

John-luke Roberts wrote and performed the Radio 7 series Spats ("more entertaining than the whole of Live Earth...

lovely, peculiar stuff" - The Guardian).

He currently has a play in development with the Hampstead Theatre.