20210627Bill Bailey stars in this brand new comedy special about a middle aged man who, after 45 years, and for reasons quite unknown to him, suddenly meets up with his imaginary childhood friend, Hennikay.

It's the biggest day in his career and he is on the brink of closing the biggest deal in the history of Maidstone but, when Guy Starling strides into his office at Solutify Technology, a software house that develops games for grown-ups to waste their time playing on their phones, he is confronted with an 11 year old boy playing keepy-uppies.

And to make matters worse, no one else can see or hear him. Because he is Hennikay, Guy’s imaginary friend from his lonely childhood.

Neither of them know why he is there after all these years but he refuses to leave and, even though he sees the world through the naïve eyes of a child from 1976, Hennikay might just be there to help his oldest (and only) friend in the world save the day and close the deal.

Acclaimed comedian (and reigning Strictly Come Dancing Champion) Bill Bailey leads a cast which includes Sanjeev Bhaskar and Elizabeth Carling in this warm, funny look at childhood, adulthood and some of the follies of modern life - where a man with a confused child in his head might just be the sanest man in the room.


Guy – Bill Bailey

Tony – Sanjeev Bhaskar

Marika – Elizabeth Carling

Kallie – Anna Leong Brophy

Don – John Schwab

Hennikay – Max Pattison

Written by David Spicer

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

Bill Bailey stars as a man who unexpectedly meets his imaginary childhood friend Hennikay.