Woof [3 - Honest Mistakes At Home And Abroad]

In this third series, Chris Neill continues his comedic exploration of affairs of the heart, the unexpected humiliations of ageing, and what bloody good luck it is that he has met his boyfriend, Rory.

In earlier series, episodes revolved around the terrible blind date Chris was set up on, his fantasy French boyfriend inspired by a school textbook, making a fish pie for his dying neighbour, and his failure to write a novel. As ever, Chris remains entirely willing to expose himself to a late-night, possibly bed-bound, audience and this third series of Woof finds him recounting more autobiographical stories of his life in love, lust and mediocrity.

Episodes

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01What Will You Be When You Grow Up?20200819In the first episode, we examine the trials of ageing. After a telephone conversation with his doctor, taken while admiring the sheer capacity of the Haribo aisle in a Hamburg supermarket, we join Chris walking away from diabetes.

Written by Chris Neill
Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

Music used:
Dance Away - The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
This Guy's In Love With You - Sachal Studios Orchestra
Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Introduction And Allegro For Harp, Flute, Clarinet And String Quartet (Ravel) - (Performance uncredited)
Limbo Jazz - Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins
Gotta Get Up - Harry Nilsson
Our Day Will Come - Amy Winehouse

Bittersweet stories written and performed by Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie.

Comic tales written by Chris Neill.

02Hamburg Noir20200826In programme two: "Wie gehts?" This week's story involves slightly awkward small talk with a German police officer investigating the unexpected death of Chris’s neighbour on a visit to Hamburg. And some confusion over recycling.

Written by Chris Neill
Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

03Habits Of A Social Animal20200902In this third series, Chris Neill continues his comedic exploration of affairs of the heart, the unexpected humiliations of ageing, and what bloody good luck it is that he has met his boyfriend, Rory.

In earlier series, episodes revolved around the terrible blind date Chris was set up on, his fantasy French boyfriend inspired by a school textbook, making a fish pie for his dying neighbour, and his failure to write a novel. As ever, Chris remains entirely willing to expose himself to a late-night, possibly bed-bound, audience and this third series of Woof has more autobiographical stories of his life in love, lust and mediocrity.

In programme three: "Have you two met?” Getting out and meeting people is not something Chris (and many other people) find easy – he examines parties and the swings and roundabouts of social intercourse. And a glass bowl gets broken. Stand up comedy illustrated with sketches featuring Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder.

Written by Chris Neill
Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

Bittersweet stories written and performed by Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie.

Comic tales written by Chris Neill.

04Parakeet Frenzy20200909In programme four: "Have you got a shoebox?” Chris has an unexpected encounter with a wild bird which puts his friend ‘s woeful love life into perspective. If you love something – give it a banana? Stand-up comedy illustrated with sketches featuring Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder.

Written by Chris Neill
Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

Bittersweet stories written and performed by Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie.

Comic tales written by Chris Neill.