Rudy's Rare Records

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0101Take Me Home, Country Roads2008022620200204 (BBC7)Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in this family sitcom set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Rudy Sharpe owns an old record store in Birmingham - the last bastion of black music in Handsworth. When he suffers a 'heart attack', his neurotic, middle-aged, middle-class, divorcee son Adam and 17 year old grandson Richie come up from London to look after him.

Crammed together, living in the tiny flat above the shop, the three men are set to clash on a daily basis. Whilst Rudy and Richie share a love of reggae and soul music, Adam is the odd one out - thanks to his tastes in classical music.

Adam Sharpe....Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe....Larrington Walker
Doreen.... Claire Benedict
Tasha....Natasha Godfrey
Clifton....Jeffery Kissoon
Alison.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Customers.... Colin Hoult/Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2008.

Adam reluctantly goes to help out at his Dad's record shop when he is taken ill.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in this family sitcom set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Adam Sharpe.... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe.... Larrington Walker
Doreen.... Claire Benedict
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Customers.... Colin Hoult/Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0102Roots Manoeuvres2008030420200211 (BBC7)Now living above the shop, Grandad, father and son collide over a local exhibition.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

Now all living crammed above an old record store in Birmingham, Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie collide over a local history exhibition.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Adam Sharpe.... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe.... Larrington Walker
Doreen.... Claire Benedict
Jamelia/Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Francis....Michael Fenton Stevens
Customers.... Colin Hoult/Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0103Get Up, Stand Up2008031120200218 (BBC7)Grandad's part-time career as a DJ is in jeopardy.

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Generational comedy written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Adam Sharpe.... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe.... Larrington Walker
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Alison.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
DJ Karel.... Andrew Brooke
Landlord.... Gresby Nash
Diabolicus.... Adam de Ville

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0104The Heart Of Saturday Night2008031820200225 (BBC7)Grandad, father and son collide, when burglars ransack their Birmingham shop.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

Bad news for the trio when burglars ransack their record store in Brum.

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Generational comedy written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry.

Adam Sharpe.... Lenny Henry
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Rudy Sharpe.... Larrington Walker
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Doctor.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
DJ Karel.... Andrew Brooke
Trev the Hoodie.... Doc Brown

Producer: Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.

0201Ill Communication2009101420200624 (BBC7)It's Adam's chance to tidy up the Birmingham shop, but will father Rudy get his revenge?

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

The collisions of life for Grandad Rudy, father Adam and son Richie living all crammed together over an old record store in Birmingham.

Starring Lenny Henry, Larrington Walker and Joe Jacobs.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in the finest, feistiest, family-run record shop in Birmingham.

Adam Sharpe.... Lenny Henry
Rudy Sharpe.... Larrington Walker
Richie Sharp.... Joe Jacobs
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Doreen.... Claire Benedict
Police Officer.... Andrew Brooke

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.

0203Daddy Cool2009102820200701 (BBC7)When his teenage son won't be seen out with him, Adam's determined to prove he's cool.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

When his teenage son won't be seen in public with him, Adam is determined to prove that he's got what it takes to be cool.

And his elderly dad, Rudy, is on hand to give some unexpected advice.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in the finest, feistiest, family-run record shop in Birmingham.

Adam.... Lenny Henry
Rudy.... Larrington Walker
Richie.... Joe Jacobs
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen.... Claire Benedict
DJ Karel.... Andrew Brooke
Tunde.... Femi Elufowoju
Rapper.... Doc Brown.

Additional material by Doc Brown and Leah Chillery.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.

0204Ride With Me2009110420200708 (BBC7)A friend's death yields an unexpected windfall for Rudy and a health kick for Adam.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

Adam takes his mortality a little too seriously, and finds himself confronted with a little too much lycra.

Starring Lenny Henry, Larrington Walker and Joe Jacobs.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in the finest, feistiest, family-run record shop in Birmingham.

Adam.... Lenny Henry
Rudy.... Larrington Walker
Richie.... Joe Jacobs
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
DJ Karel.... Andrew Brooke.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2009.

0301No Richie, No Cry2011011820210205 (BBC7)
20210206 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

Adam and his Dad, Rudy attempt to fill the gap left by Richie having gone to University with Salsa evening classes.

Adam.... Lenny Henry
Rudy.... Larrington Walker
Richie.... Joe Jacobs
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen.... Claire Benedict

Written by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.

Adam and Rudy fill the gap left by Richie at University with salsa classes.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0302It's A Family Affair2011012520210212 (BBC7)
20210213 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

While attempting a bit of spring cleaning, Adam discovers a bundle of long lost love letters addressed to his late Mum - and they're definitely not from his Dad.

Adam.... Lenny Henry
Rudy.... Larrington Walker
Richie.... Joe Jacobs
Tasha.... Natasha Godfrey
Clifton.... Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen.... Claire Benedict

Written by Paula Hines
Script Edited by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

Adam (Lenny Henry) discovers a bundle of long lost love letters addressed to his late Mum

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0303Redemption Song2011020120210219 (BBC7)
20210220 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

Thanks to some dodgy paperwork, Adam and Rudy are faced with the prospect of losing the lease on their shop in less than a year. Inspired by Rudy's claim that Bob Marley once cited Rudy's Rare Records as having the best toilet facilities in Birmingham, they take extreme action.

Written by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.

Adam and Rudy are faced with the prospect of losing the lease on their Birmingham shop.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0304Rudy's Rare Record2011020820210226 (BBC7)
20210227 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

With the discovery on one of the rarest records ever recorded on a dusty shelf at the back of the shop, Rudy, Adam and Richie each allow themselves to imagine what life would really be like if they were that rich. Turns out, their dreams are a bit premature...

Written by Paula Hines
Script Edited by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

One of the rarest records ever recorded is found on a dusty shelf at the back of the shop.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0305Lights Out2011021520210305 (BBC7)
20210306 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

Rudy is determined to prove to his girlfriend Doreen that she's finally met her match. He's even persuaded Adam to keep out of the way while he cooks Doreen a romantic meal for her birthday. The power supply across the West Midlands, however, has even more surprising treats in store.

Written by Danny Robins
Produced by Lucy Armitage.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0306Girls And Boys2011022220210312 (BBC7)
20210313 (BBC7)
Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham.

With Rudy about to tie the knot, it's party time - Adam style. Adam has created a wedding spreadsheet, and it's down to Richie to intervene to ensure that both the Stag Do, and Doreen's hen night, go off with a Rudy Sharpe Sizzle.

Stars Lenny Henry and Larrington Walker.

Written by Danny Robins and Paula Hines
Produced by Lucy Armitage.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.

With Rudy about to tie the knot, it's party time - Adam-style.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0401Three's A Crowd2012100920160304 (BBC7)
20170801 (BBC7)
Rudy and Doreen are enjoying married life. But his son Adam isn't.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0402Best Local Business2012101620160311 (BBC7)
20170815 (BBC7)
Adam enters the record shop into a competition for Best Local Business.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0403Let It Grow2012102320160318 (BBC7)
20170822 (BBC7)
Adam hopes to bond with his dad Rudy, while they till the earth on an allotment.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0404It's Grim Up North2012103020160325 (BBC7)
20170829 (BBC7)
Adam attends a business conference to network and is determined to leave his dad behind.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0405Miss Reenie Comes To Stay2012110620160401 (BBC7)
20170905 (BBC7)
Adam's surprise birthday present for his dad backfires.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop

0406Sound Of Da Police2012111320160408 (BBC7)
20170912 (BBC7)
When Doreen is mugged, Adam and Rudy react very differently.

Sitcom by Danny Robins, set in a Birmingham record shop