Edge Falls

Radio sitcom set in a retail shopping park, written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2007 - 2008  (BBC Radio 4)
Episodes:
11 (2 series)
Starring:
Mark Benton, Frances Barber, Sarah Hadland, Emil Marwa, Paul Barnhill, Lindsay Allen, Neil Warhurst, Sarah Lancashire, Jasmine Callan, Rachel Bavidge, Stephen Critchlow
Writers:
Paul Barnhill, Neil Warhurst
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Sitcom following the staff of Edge Falls (an out-of-town retail park) as they try to maintain their sanity and provide a real shopping experience for the customers.

Each week politically incorrect manager Sonya dreams up a scheme to extricate large amounts of cash from shoppers, such as Pink Thursday, where in order to attract the gay community to the retail park she gives a 20 per cent discount if customers come out at the till.

And each week Mick, the chief of security, inadvertently mucks up Sonya's plans - usually because he is busy trying to woo back his ex-wife, Valerie, who manages the shop Fortywinks.

Our Review: An entertaining enough sitcom - but not one that made a big enough impact upon us that we'd have been upset if we'd missed an episode.

With series two ending with a fire that engulfed Fortywinks and Rez, it remains to be seen whether the BBC and the writers will be back for a third series.