Mark Maier's hilarious new comedy is less an intercity train-journey.

more an emotional roller-coaster! For starters, most of the staff can't square up to the job.

They're suffering the torments of unrequited love - for each other! Ticket-inspector Robin's marriage has fallen apart and in a horribly doomed last ditch scramble he's staking all on Nadine, the restaurant-car chef who is scarcely aware Robin exists.

Nadine is besotted with rogue-ish buffet-car manager Carl who is completely in love with himself.

Robin in turn ignores the forlorn flirtations from dippy trolley-attendant Carol.

Each of the exquisitely funny episodes boasts a torrent of problems and as many anarchic solutions.

Mark Maier - Award winning stand up comedian and writer of previous radio four series including Trapped which ran for ten episodes, Mark has taught improvised comedy (to the likes of Catherine Tate!) and travelled the world performing stand up.

Jeremy Swift's TV credits include THE SMOKING ROOM and VANITY FAIR.


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Why does an intercity journey turn into an emotional roller-coaster? Because the train staff have to battle with their thwarted infatuations - for each other! And those toughies in the wedding carriage aren't helping matters.
By Mark Maier
Robin....Jeremy Swift
Nadine....Alex Kelly
Peter....Malcolm Tierney
Carol....Tessa Nicholson
Carl....Nicholas Boulton
Diana....Melissa Advani
Linda....Kate Layden
Keith....Stephen Hogan
other parts played by Philip Fox and Joseph Cohen-Cole
Directed by Peter Kavanagh.
The train staff on an intercity journey battle with their infatuations for each other.
A wedding party en route to Exeter is delayed by a car on the track. Railway sitcom starring Jeremy Swift. From November 2009.
A wedding party en route to Exeter is delayed by a car on the track.
 
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The 9.27 London to Exeter emotional rollercoaster continues as the train staff's personal embroilments deepen.
Now one of the wedding party is joining in the melee.
And why are there finger holes in the muffins?
By Mark Maier
Robin....Jeremy Swift
Nadine....Alex Kelly
Peter....Malcolm Tierney
Carol....Tessa Nicholson
Carl....Nicholas Boulton
Diana....Melissa Advani
Linda....Kate Layden
Keith....Stephen Hogan
other parts played by Piers Wehner, Philip Fox and Joseph Cohen-Cole
Directed by Peter Kavanagh.
A member of a wedding party joins in the emotional melee aboard the 9.27 to Exeter.
The emotional rollercoaster to Exeter continues for both train staff and wedding party.
The 9.27 London to Exeter emotional rollercoaster continues as the train staff's personal embroilments deepen. Now one of the wedding party is joining in the melee. And why are there fingerholes in the muffins?
 
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Love among the train-staff on the 9.27 London to Exeter flourishes, but with the unwelcome addition of Diana's amorous mum.
And why's her Dad squashing Carol's muffins?
By Mark Maier
Episode 3
Robin....Jeremy Swift
Nadine....Alex Kelly
Peter....Malcolm Tierney
Carol....Tessa Nicholson
Carl....Nicholas Boulton
Diana....Melissa Advani
Linda....Kate Layden
Keith....Stephen Hogan
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
STEREO
Mark Maier's hilarious new comedy is less an intercity train-journey than an emotional roller-coaster.
For starters, most of the staff can't square up to the job.
They're suffering the torments of unrequited love - for each other! Ticket-inspector Robin's marriage has fallen apart and in a horribly doomed last ditch scramble he's staking all on Nadine, the restaurant-car chef who is scarcely aware Robin exists.
Nadine is besotted with rogue-ish buffet-car manager Carl who is completely in love with himself.
Robin in turn ignores the forlorn flirtations from dippy trolley-attendant Carol.
Each of the exquisitely funny episodes boasts a torrent of problems and as many anarchic solutions.
Mark Maier - Award winning stand up comedian and writer of previous radio four series including 'Trapped' which ran for ten episodes, Mark has taught improvised comedy (to the likes of Catherine Tate!) and travelled the world performing stand up.
Jeremy Swift's TV credits include THE SMOKING ROOM and VANITY FAIR.
Love flourishes among the staff, but with the unwelcome addition of Diana's amorous mum.
Confusion reigns when love blossoms among the staff of the 9.27 London to Exeter.
Confusion reigns when love blossoms among the staff of the 9.27 London to Exeter. Stars Jeremy Swift. From November 2009.
 
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After delays caused by lightning, a 20-piece orchestra practices in Coach G.
This offers Robin a plangent background for his declaration of love - but can he seize his chance?
By Mark Maier
Episode 4
After delays caused by lightning, a twenty-piece orchestra in coach G practices.
This offers Robin a plangent background for his declaration of love.
But can he seize his chance?
Robin....Jeremy Swift
Nadine....Alex Kelly
Peter....Malcolm Tierney
Carol....Tessa Nicholson
Carl....Nicholas Boulton
Diana....Melissa Advani
Linda....Kate Layden
Keith....Stephen Hogan
Other parts played by Philip Fox, Piers Wehner and Joseph Cohen-Cole
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
STEREO
Mark Maier's hilarious new comedy is less an intercity train-journey than an emotional roller-coaster.
For starters, most of the staff can't square up to the job.
They're suffering the torments of unrequited love - for each other! Ticket-inspector Robin's marriage has fallen apart and in a horribly doomed last ditch scramble he's staking all on Nadine, the restaurant-car chef who is scarcely aware Robin exists.
Nadine is besotted with rogue-ish buffet-car manager Carl who is completely in love with himself.
Robin in turn ignores the forlorn flirtations from dippy trolley-attendant Carol.
Each of the exquisitely funny episodes boasts a torrent of problems and as many anarchic solutions.
Mark Maier - Award winning stand up comedian and writer of previous radio four series including 'Trapped' which ran for ten episodes, Mark has taught improvised comedy (to the likes of Catherine Tate!) and travelled the world performing stand up.
Jeremy Swift's TV credits include THE SMOKING ROOM and VANITY FAIR.
Robin sees an opportunity to declare his love, but can he take his chance?
Will the tangled web of love and lust be unpicked before arrival in Exeter St David's?
Will the tangled web of love and lust be unpicked before arrival in Exeter St David's? With Alex Kelly. From December 2009.

Cast

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Sitcoms
  • Comedy
  • Public transport
  • Train
  • Drama

Pid

Trivia

  • Oddly the BBC details needed to say this was in stereo.

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