Rudy's Rare Records

Episodes

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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.

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

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

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