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Meet Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive.

Martin is in search for inner peace but is held back by his yearly visit to the diversity workshop, by having to come up with slogans for a rubbish bus and by pagans in the Youth and Leisure department trying to recruit him. Then to top it all he keeps seeing the image of a bloke with metal plate in his jaw.

Reece Dinsdale stars in the first of two series by Tony Bagley.

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Karen.... Oriane Messina
Roger.... Paul Copley
Don.... Mark Maier
Sarah.... Nicola Walker
Bryan.... Neil Edmond
Barney.... James Lance
Chris.... Jim North
Adam.... Paul Reynolds

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer who wants inner peace, but is held back.

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

Local government officer Martin Christmas wants inner peace, but is feeling held back.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

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Martin Christmas is reporter Adam Monk's local government whistleblower, so he's horrified to learn of the existence of a rival mystery whistleblower

This one has told Adam that it was none other than Martin who ordered the notorious "Dalek of Death" compost bins!

Suddenly local government is a very threatening place.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Adam.... Paul Reynolds
Roger.... Paul Copley
Scott.... Kevin Eldon
Sarah.... Nicola Walker
Alan.... Mike Walling
Barney.... James Lance
Speaker 1.... Mark Maier

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.

Is local government officer Martin to blame for the notorious Dalek of Death compost bins?

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

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Martin gets excited at work and disgusted at himself. He's persuaded by his new gonzo neighbours, Naomi and David, to take control of his own life.

But taking control of your own life is harder than it looks, especially when it involves scaling the firefighters' climbing tower - naked.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Scott.... Kevin Eldon
Roger.... Paul Copley
Tristana.... Nicola Walker
Barney.... James Lance
Chris.... Jim North
Wadey.... Steven Kynman
Tim.... Mark Maier
Naomi.... Katherine Jakeways
Magistrate.... Mike Walling
David.... Martin Trenaman

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.

Local government officer Martin Christmas makes an unusual visit to the fire station.

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

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Martin is horrified to hear that certain individuals are doing despicable things to council waste bins.

He makes the mistake of lying in-wait for them with community ranger Matt Jessop.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Matt.... Robert Wilfort
Sarah.... Nicola Walker
Andrea.... Susie Donkin
Barney.... James Lance
Barry.... James Lance

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.

Local government officer Martin aspires to be a vigilante, despite high blood pressure.

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

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Martin is dragged along to Life Editing by its course tutor and on-off girlfriend Sarah.

The one thing that would improve his life, he decides, would be being able to say no. But this doesn't mean that people won't carry on saying no to him.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Woman.... Susie Donkin
Roger.... Paul Copley
Peter/Chris.... Jim North
Sarah.... Nicola Walker
Scott.... Kevin Eldon
Barney.... James Lance

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.

At a Life Editing course, local government officer Martin aims to start saying 'no'.

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

Comedy series by Tony Bagley about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive.

5: Rage.

Martin is dragged along to Life Editing by its course tutor and on-off girlfriend Sarah. The one thing that would improve his life, he decides, would be being able to say no. But this doesn't mean that people won't carry on saying no to him.

With Reece Dinsdale, Nicola Walker, James Lance, Paul Copley.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

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Local government officer Martin ends up as acting head, but is soon out of his depth.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

Comedy about a local government officer, cynic and manic depressive. Stars Reece Dinsdale.

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Local government worker Martin faces a deadly combo - new boss, cats and wheelie bins.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

Martin Christmas works in the council's recycling department - an apt job as it reflects the rubbish going on in his personal life.

Martin has a new boss who delights in winding him up...

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Emma Kennedy as Dawn and Nicole Shortland as the Little Girl.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.

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And why are you late? A game gets out of hand in Martin's local government office.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

And why are you late? Disillusioned recycling officer Martin has his patience tested when a game gets out of hand.

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom set in a local government office.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Neil Dudgeon as John, Pippa Haywood as Sarah, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Kevin Eldon as Scott, Katy Brand as Tristana, Orianne Messina as Karen and Claire Bartlett as Marie.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.

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Local government worker Martin attempts a sponsored walk and upsets some Bronte fans.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

Martin foolishly agrees to go on a sponsored walk with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Will he be able to keep his rants to a minimum - or will an audience just encourage him?

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom set in a local government office.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Pippa Haywood as Sarah, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Kevin Eldon as Scott, Ewan Bailey as the Loud American and Martin Trenaman as David.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.

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Martin gets caught by his own CCTV and tannoy system for shaming litter offenders.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

While testing out his latest initiative - a tannoy system that works in conjunction with the CCTV system - Martin becomes its next victim.

Will he be able to clear his name?

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Ewan Bailey as Banks and Martin Trenaman as the Tannoy.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.

Comedy series by Tony Bagley about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive.

4/6. Surveillance

While testing out his latest initiative, a tannoy system that works in conjunction with the CCTV system, Martin becomes its next victim. Will he be able to clear his name?

Martin.... Reece Dinsdale
Barney.... Matthew Cottle
John.... Neil Dudgeon
Banks/Binbagger.... Ewan Bailey
Tannoy.... Martin Trenaman.

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Martin has turned into some kind of agony aunt and he is less than happy about it.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

Martin discovers the world's full of couples and unhappily, they all want his advice!

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom about Martin Christmas, local government recycling officer with a rubbish life.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Pippa Haywood as Sarah, Kevin Eldon as Scott, Nadia Kamil as Saffron, Katherine Jakeways as Naomi, Martin Trenaman as David and Ewan Bailey as the Compere.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.

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Unable to look at his own reflection in a mirror, Martin seeks help from a local artist.

Comedy series about Martin Christmas, local government officer, cynic and manic depressive

Unable to look in the mirror for fear of seeing his ageing reflection, Martin seeks the help of a local artist to overcome his phobia.

Series two of Tony Bagley’s sitcom about Martin Christmas, local government recycling officer with a rubbish life.

Stars Reece Dinsdale as Martin, Matthew Cottle as Barney, Neil Dudgeon as John, Pippa Haywood as Sarah and Russell Tovey as Dan.

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.