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Caught verbally abusing a client, an angry senior manager faces his HR officer.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

An angry senior manager has been caught verbally abusing a client. His HR officer must take him to task. Can he?

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Is team bonding best practised while senior manager Peter and HR's Sam are inebriated?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Senior manager Peter and his HR officer Sam hate team away-days, but equally fear performing badly and putting their jobs at risk.

But is it a good idea to practise bonding skills while inebriated?

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

An angry senior manager has been caught verbally abusing a client. His HR officer must take him to task. Can he?

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Manager Peter and HR's Sam are late, but is their new boss also on the train?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Senior manager Peter is late for work. But so is his Human Resources officer, Sam. They meet on the train, both fearful of a call from their new boss.

But, hold on, is that him in the next carriage?

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nigel.... Paul Rider
Guard.... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2009.

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nigel.... Paul Rider
Guard.... Stephen Critchlow

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

0104A Role-play2009030620170803 (BBC7)
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Sam tries to help a disgruntled Peter when he discovers he has to apply for his own job.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Peter discovers that he has to reapply for his own job. But he's not the only one...

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Peter meets Sam on his way to a leaving party, but they get stuck in a lift.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Peter meets Sam on his way to a leaving party. But they suffer a mishap...

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Elevator voice.... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

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Peter and Sam meet, of all places, in the queue for their senior bus passes.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

The work machine has finally excreted Peter and Sam. Now the two friends meet, of all places, in the queue for their senior bus passes.

Nigel Williams’ comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Man with no teeth.... Malcolm Tierney
Mechanical voice.... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Peter Cavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

The work machine has finally excreted Peter and Sam. Now the two friends meet, of all places, in the queue for their senior bus passes.

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Sam is manning the helplines when Peter calls, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Sam is battling retirement blues with a part-time job working for the Saviours, manning telephone lines to help those in distress. And today's first client is of course Peter, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
George.... Sam Dale
Voice.... Alison Pettitt

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Sam is battling retirement blues with a part-time job working for the Saviours, manning telephone lines to help those in distress. And today's first client is of course Peter, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
George.... Sam Dale
Voice.... Alison Pettitt

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

Sam is manning the helplines when Peter calls, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Sam is battling retirement blues with a part-time job working for the Saviours, manning telephone lines to help those in distress. And today's first client is of course Peter, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
George.... Sam Dale
Voice.... Alison Pettitt

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

Sam is manning the helplines when Peter calls, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Sam is battling retirement blues with a part-time job working for the Saviours, manning telephone lines to help those in distress. And today's first client is of course Peter, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
George.... Sam Dale
Voice.... Alison Pettitt

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

Sam is manning the helplines when Peter calls, in distress about their faulty boiler.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Sam hopes a rescue dog can soothe grumpy Peter's retirement.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam, determined to help depressed Peter find a sense of purpose in his retirement, gets him a dog. But will the scruffy mongrel help Peter? Or will it add to his aggression and sense of injustice?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nasty Man.... Tony Bell
Woman.... Christine Kavanagh
Man.... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam, determined to help depressed Peter find a sense of purpose in his retirement, gets him a dog. But will the scruffy mongrel help Peter? Or will it add to his aggression and sense of injustice?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nasty Man.... Tony Bell
Woman.... Christine Kavanagh
Man.... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010.

Sam hopes a rescue dog can soothe grumpy Peter's retirement.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam, determined to help depressed Peter find a sense of purpose in his retirement, gets him a dog. But will the scruffy mongrel help Peter? Or will it add to his aggression and sense of injustice?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nasty Man.... Tony Bell
Woman.... Christine Kavanagh
Man.... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010.

Sam hopes a rescue dog can soothe grumpy Peter's retirement.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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The odd couple holiday in Spain. Has Sam found love at last?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam and Peter wile away retirement blues with a holiday in Spain. Suddenly Sam, a lifelong virgin, seems to be presented with a life-changing opportunity.

Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Miguel.... Sam Dale
Gwenda.... Christine Kavanagh

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam and Peter wile away retirement blues with a holiday in Spain. Suddenly Sam, a lifelong virgin, seems to be presented with a life-changing opportunity.

Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Miguel.... Sam Dale
Gwenda.... Christine Kavanagh

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

The odd couple holiday in Spain. Has Sam found love at last?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam and Peter wile away retirement blues with a holiday in Spain. Suddenly Sam, a lifelong virgin, seems to be presented with a life-changing opportunity.

Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Miguel.... Sam Dale
Gwenda.... Christine Kavanagh

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

The odd couple holiday in Spain. Has Sam found love at last?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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The odd duo try some deeply inaccurate online dating. Is it Peter's turn for love?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam and Peter occupy their retirement time surfing the net. Peter has created a flattering but deeply inaccurate online profile for himself and now has a date. Sam is determined to go along.

CAST:

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Janice.... Christine Kavanagh
Drab Woman.... Sally Orrock
Madwoman.... Helen Belbin
Man.... Tony Bell

Written by Nigel Williams.

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.

Sam and Peter occupy their retirement time surfing the net. Peter has created a flattering but deeply inaccurate online profile for himself and now has a date.

Sam is determined to go along.

Nigel Williams' comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Janice.... Christine Kavanagh
Drab Woman.... Sally Orrock
Madwoman.... Helen Belbin
Man.... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.

The odd duo try some deeply inaccurate online dating. Is it Peter's turn for love?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Sam and Peter occupy their retirement time surfing the net. Peter has created a flattering but deeply inaccurate online profile for himself and now has a date.

Sam is determined to go along.

Nigel Williams' comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Janice.... Christine Kavanagh
Drab Woman.... Sally Orrock
Madwoman.... Helen Belbin
Man.... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.

The odd duo try some deeply inaccurate online dating. Is it Peter's turn for love?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Some redecoration prompts a bout of soul-searching for Sam.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Sam, fearing the sense of purposelessness that often hits retirees, decides to redecorate his house. But, his housemate Peter worries, has he some darker purpose in mind?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Nigel.... Tony Bell

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

Nigel Williams' comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010.

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Having nursed Peter through his retirement blues, Sam is wary over the chance of a new job

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Having nursed Peter through retirement blues, Sam himself succumbs to the dreaded sense of purposelessness. Then Peter gets an ad looking for experienced consultants. They're made!

Nigel Williams' comedy drama series charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Waiter.... Sam Dale

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2010

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Peter and Sam receive a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Nigel Williams' comedy series returns for a third run of six new hilarious episodes. Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost star as two 60-something chums enjoying a comfortable retirement. Until, that is, in the first episode they get a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions. Will they soon be joining the army of dispossessed older folk?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Man.... James Lailey

Director....Peter Kavanagh.

Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost star as two 60-something chums enjoying a comfortable retirement. Until, that is, in this opening episode they get a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions.

Will they soon be joining the army of dispossessed older folk?

Series three of Nigel Williams' comedy.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Man.... James Lailey

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

Peter and Sam receive a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost star as two 60-something chums enjoying a comfortable retirement. Until, that is, in this opening episode they get a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions.

Will they soon be joining the army of dispossessed older folk?

Series three of Nigel Williams' comedy.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Man.... James Lailey

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

Peter and Sam receive a chilly warning about an imminent danger to their pensions.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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With the two chums having lost their pensions, Sam balks at Peter's survival measures.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

In the return of Nigel Williams' much-praised comedy series the two 60-something chums have just lost their pensions. Sam (Nicholas le Prevost) balks at Peter's (Jonathan Pryce) outrageous survival measures. But will he become embroiled?

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas le Prevost
Doctor.... Paul Moriarty

Director...Peter Kavanagh.

The two 60-something chums have just lost their pensions.

Sam balks at Peter's outrageous survival measures. But will he become embroiled?

Nigel Williams' much-praised comedy series

Director: Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

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With worthless pensions, will a lodger help out Sam and Peter?

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Discovering that their pensions are worthless, the chums contemplate the unthinkable: welcoming a female lodger into their home.

Nigel Williams's comedy series stars Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Lupin.... Sara Crowe.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

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With no pensions to fall back on, desperate Sam and Peter visit a wealthy aunt.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

In Nigel Williams' comedy series the two 60-something chums have just lost their pensions. Sam (Nicholas lePrevost) and Peter (Jonathan Pryce) resort to desperate measures. Which now include visiting an aged - very wealthy - aunt.

Sam....Nicholas le Prevost
Peter...Jonathan Pryce
Aunt Norah... Dillie Keane
Maud...Kate Layden

Directed by...Peter Kavanagh.

After losing their pensions, 60-something chums Sam and Peter chums resort to desperate measures.

Which now include visiting an aged - very wealthy - aunt.

Nigel Williams's comedy series stars Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Sam....Nicholas le Prevost
Peter...Jonathan Pryce
Aunt Norah... Dillie Keane
Maud...Kate Layden

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

With no pensions to fall back on, desperate Sam and Peter visit a wealthy aunt.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

After losing their pensions, 60-something chums Sam and Peter chums resort to desperate measures.

Which now include visiting an aged - very wealthy - aunt.

Nigel Williams's comedy series stars Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Sam....Nicholas le Prevost
Peter...Jonathan Pryce
Aunt Norah... Dillie Keane
Maud...Kate Layden

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

With no pensions to fall back on, desperate Sam and Peter visit a wealthy aunt.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

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Sam's latest desperate measure is to try to remortgage the home he shares with Peter.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost. The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive. This week, Sam tries to remortgage their home.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Mr Loomis.... Philip Jackson.

The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive.

Now Sam tries to remortgage their home...

Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

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Penniless friends Sam and Peter bank on a huge lottery win.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer

Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost. The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive. This week, they hope for a lottery win.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dustman.... Gerard McDermott.

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Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost. The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive. This week, they hope for a lottery win.

Peter.... Jonathan Pryce
Sam.... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dustman.... Gerard McDermott.

Penniless friends Sam and Peter bank on a huge lottery win.

Comedy drama series by Nigel Williams that charts the misfortunes of an HR officer