At Home With The Snails

At Home With The Snails is a radio sitcom written by and starring Gerard Foster as a man who is obsessed with snails

2001 - 2002  (BBC Radio 4)
8 (2 series)
Geoffrey Palmer, Angela Thorne, Gerard Foster, Miranda Hart, Debra Stephenson
Gerard Foster

Geoffrey Palmer stars as George, the head of a dysfunctional family, in this radio sitcom. His bizarre treatment of his relatives has led to his wife using amateur art as a distraction from her problems, to his daughter Rose becoming a selfish and money grabbing woman and to his son Alex, played by writer Gerard Foster, developing an unhealthy obsession with snails. George's reaction to this is one of delight. It all serves to provide him with excellent source material for the book that he is writing.

Our Review: At Home With The Snails is an excellent comedy which expertly blends the surreal and the macabre. The humour comes from a mixture of subtle sexual obscenity, bizarre but brilliant characterisation, and inspired and original situations. Regrettably it ran for only eight episodes but what it lacked in longevity, it more than makes up for in terms of quality.