Making The Best Of It

A series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Episodes

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01Shock Jock2014021420181004 (BBC7)
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DJ Asif (Adil Ray) has dragged Barry (Roy Hudd) out of his room to act as on air 'posse' in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show.

But can Barry and Asif hold it together in the cupboard next to the vending machine, and make the kind of radio magic which will propel Asif all the way to a photocopying placement with Chris Evans?

The first in a series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Dave Florez

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Aspiring DJ Asif Ahmed drags Barry from Room 1A to act as on-air posse in his radio show.

Series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company

The first in a new series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

DJ Asif (Adil Ray) has dragged Barry (Roy Hudd) out of his room to act as on air 'posse' in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show. But can Barry and Asif hold it together in the cupboard next to the vending machine, and make the kind of radio magic which will propel Asif all the way to a photocopying placement with Chris Evans?

Adil Ray is best known as the writer and star of BBC 1's Citizen Khan, but he's been everything from a star DJ in his own right on Radio 2 and the BBC Asian Network, to presenting documentaries for BBC 3 and Radio 4, and reporting on football and cricket for Radio 5 Live and Test Match Special.

Roy Hudd has been a famous face in showbiz for over fifty years, as a comedian, writer, actor and entertainer, in everything from variety, musicals, Shakespeare and Stoppard, to soaps, sitcoms, and the dramas of Dennis Potter, not to mention the record-breaking News Huddlines.

by Dave Florez

DJ Asif (Adil Ray) has dragged Barry (Roy Hudd) out of his room to act as on air 'posse' in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show. But can Barry and Asif hold it together in the cupboard next to the vending machine, and make the kind of radio magic which will propel Asif all the way to a photocopying placement with Chris Evans?

"by Dave Florez

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"Aspiring DJ Asif Ahmed drags Barry from Room 1A to act as on-air posse in his radio show.

Roy Hudd has been a famous face in showbiz for over fifty years, as a comedian, writer, actor and entertainer, in everything from variety, musicals, Shakespeare and Stoppard, to soaps, sitcoms, and the dramas of Dennis Potter, not to mention the record-breaking News Huddlines.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

02Eking It2014022120181011 (BBC7)
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After losing his job in Urban Planning, Matt's been eking out the last of his money.

Luckily for him, his ex-partner has a stable job and is still fond of him. Possibly.

Second in a series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Alan Francis and Richard Turner

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

After losing his job in Urban Planning, will Matt's ex-partner come to his rescue?

Series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company

Second in a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

After losing his job in Urban Planning, Matt's been eking out the last of his money. Luckily for him, his ex-partner has a stable job and is still fond of him. Possibly.

by Alan Francis and Richard Turner

"by Alan Francis and Richard Turner

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"After losing his job in Urban Planning, will Matt's ex-partner come to his rescue?

by Alan Francis and Richard Turner

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

03The Last Minutes2014022820181018 (BBC7)
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Third in a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Daisy Haggard stars as Debra, a Crisis Branding Consultant brought in during a major boardroom crisis, with only minutes to manage how the truth comes out.

And what that truth is, exactly...

by Stephen Keyworth.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.

Daisy Haggard is a crisis branding consultant with minutes to avert a boardroom disaster.

Series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company

"Daisy Haggard is a crisis branding consultant with minutes to avert a boardroom disaster.

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"by Stephen Keyworth.

Written by Stephen Keyworth.

Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting.

04 LASTCeredigion Or Bust2014030720181025 (BBC7)
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by Matthew Osborn.

Anouska and Michael crave the simple life, and are willing to pay for it. So Barry and Gwen do their best to oblige. And so do the Druids.

Last of a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians' Theatre Company.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

by Matthew Osborn.

"by Matthew Osborn.

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"Anouska and Michael crave the simple life, and are willing to pay for it. So Barry and Gwen do their best to oblige. And so do the Druids.

No-one is quite who they seem in Matthew Osborn's life-swap comedy.

Series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company

Anouska and Michael crave the simple life, and are willing to pay for it. So Barry and Gwen do their best to oblige. And so do the Druids.

Last of a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Matthew Osborn.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2014.

No one's quite who they seem, in Matthew Osborn's life swap comedy.

No-one is quite who they seem in Matthew Osborn's life-swap comedy.

Series of comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company