Episodes

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0201Mary's Girl Child2007092520210831 (BBC7)Comatose Ben celebrates Christmas, as the nativity plays out in his unconscious mind.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Scarlett Milburn-Smith and Jeremy Paxman.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.

Ben …. Neil Pearson

Jean …. Josie Lawrence

Mary …. Fiona Allen

Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

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0202Things To Do Before You Die2007100220210907 (BBC7)As Mary and Mum read him a lifestyle magazine, Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to 1973 to find a life coach who will motivate him out of his coma.

Unfortunately, this mostly involves pointing a gun at his head...

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, John Kay Steel, James Lynch and Tim Whitnall.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.

Comatose Ben travels back to 1973 to find a 'life coach' to motivate him out of his coma.

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

0203I Want You2007100920210914 (BBC7)Ben's unconscious mind puts him in a compromising situation with a fellow patient at a familiar Torquay hotel of the 1970s.

He slides in and out of his coma, but every time he wakes, Mary is asleep.

CAST:

Ben Smith …. Neil Pearson

Mary …. Fiona Allen

Mum …. Josie Lawrence

Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash.

with Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Tim Whitnall, Hils Barker and Clare Grogan.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.

Ben's unconscious mind puts him in a compromising situation with a fellow coma patient.

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

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0204Wednesday Morning 3am2007101620210921 (BBC7)A journey through the thoughts and feelings of every character in turn at the darkest hour of the night.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin and Mark Perry.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.

Comatose Ben shares his thoughts with those awake at the darkest hour of the night.

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

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0205Alternatives2007102320210928 (BBC7)What would comatose Ben's life be like if it was a Hollywood movie?

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben written by Nigel Smith.

Starring Neil Pearson as Ben Smith, Fiona Allen as Mary, Josie Lawrence as Mum and Leslie Ash as Blitzkrieg.

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin and Mark Perry.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

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0206 LASTArrival2007103020211005 (BBC7)Comatose Ben takes a final trip around the safe fantasy world of his subconscious.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben Smith.

CAST:

Ben Smith …. Neil Pearson

Mary …. Fiona Allen

Mum …. Josie Lawrence

Blitzkrieg …. Leslie Ash

with Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin, Mark Perry, Laura Aikman and Tim Whitnall.

Written by Ben Smith.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.

Dark sitcom about Ben living a fantasy life while lying in a coma. Stars Neil Pearson.

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0303Stirrings In The Night2009120820210609 (BBC7)Ben and Mary's love life is in jeopardy, so Blitz recruits Lord Byron to offer the couple some useful relationship advice.

Dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

Written by Nigel Smith.

Ben ...... Neil Pearson

Mary ...... Fiona Allen

Mum ...... Josie Lawrence

Blitz ...... Leslie Ash

Nurse ...... Jo Martin

Derek ...... Stephen Frost

Marley/Lord Byron ...... Spencer Brown

Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Director: Nigel Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.

In Ben's mind, Byron offers sweet texts of love. In reality, Mary ponders their marriage.

0304Victoria2009121520210616 (BBC7)Ben begins to resent being pushed around, and imagines a different life back in Victorian times when he might have got things his own way a bit more often - until he gets into an argument with Benjamin Disraeli...

Dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

Written by Nigel Smith.

Ben ...... Neil Pearson

Mary ...... Fiona Allen

Mum ...... Josie Lawrence

Blitz ...... Leslie Ash

Nurse ...... Jo Martin

Derek ...... Stephen Frost

Marley ...... Spencer Brown

Disraeli ...... Matthew Kelly

Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Grocer ...... Nigel Hastings

Director: Nigel Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.

Disraeli arrives to deconstruct the characters and folk in Ben's life.

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0305When Was The Last Time You Saw Your Godfather?2009122220210623 (BBC7)Ben is invited to be a godfather to an ex-girlfriend's baby, which doesn't impress Mary and there's a showdown on the stairlift.

Meanwhile, St Paul gives him some tips on responsibility and where to get the best olives.

Dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

Written by Nigel Smith.

Ben ...... Neil Pearson

Mary ...... Fiona Allen

Mum ...... Josie Lawrence

Blitz ...... Leslie Ash

Nurse ...... Jo Martin

Derek ...... Stephen Frost

Marley ...... Spencer Brown

Bea ...... Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Karl ...... Matthew Kelly

Sophie ...... Abigail Burdess

Priest ...... Richard Johnson

Director: Nigel Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.

Ben is set to be a godfather, but Mary is not happy about it at all.

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0306 LASTThe Stand-in2009122920210630 (BBC7)Ben vows to do something alone but buying an envelope at the post office is not that easy.

Nigel Smith’s dark sitcom about a man in a coma, travelling through the distinctly odd landscape of his own unconscious mind.

CAST:

Ben .... Neil Pearson

Mary .... Fiona Allen

Mum .... Josie Lawrence

Blitz .... Leslie Ash

Nurse .... Jo Martin

Derek .... Stephen Frost

Marley .... Spencer Brown

Bea .... Scarlett Milburn-Smith

Mr Shah .... Bruce Alexander

Director: Nigel Smith

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.

Ben vows to do something alone but buying an envelope is not that easy.