Sean Lock: 15 Storeys High. Sean (Sean Lock). Copyright: BBC.

Sean Lock: 15 Storeys High

BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in a tower block. 10 episodes (2 series), 1999 - 2000. Stars Sean Lock, Tim Mitchell, Dan Mersh, Tracy-Ann Oberman and others.

Sean Lock: 15 Storeys High

The second programme in Sean Lock's '15 Storeys' trilogy. This Radio 4 series focused on the mundane lives of residents in a tower block

1999 - 2000
BBC Radio 4
10   (2 series)
Sean Lock, Tim Mitchell, Dan Mersh, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Peter Serafinowicz, Martin Trenaman and Rob Rouse
Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman
Chris Neill

Comedy set in a London tower block, with the ten episodes focusing on the mundane lives of the people living there.

The listener is transported around the block and each change of scene is introduced by a voiceover simply announcing the flat number of the next scene.

The shows main characters live in Flat 76 - Sean, a misanthropic, cynical recluse; and his flatmate Errol. There are other recurring characters, such as the woman who tries to guess where Sean has been every time she bumps into him, but most of the characters put in an appearance in just one episode.

The show evolved out of Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery, in which the character of Sean listened in to his neighbours with the help of a device called the 'Bugger King'.

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Production Details

London, South. A tower block. 100 lives under one flat roof. You're thinking "urban decay, dampness, despair". But no, they've done it up really nice. Of course, some people are never happy.
Part of

15 Storeys Trilogy

Production company
Also known as
  • Sean Lock's 15 Storeys High (Other official name)
The theme tune is England Swings by Roger Miller.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 24th November 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th December 2000 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 16th May 2021 at 3:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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