49 Cedar Street. Image shows from L to R: Laurence (Colin Hoult), Elliot (Tom Parry). Copyright: BBC
49 Cedar Street

49 Cedar Street

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2011
  • 1 pilot

Radio 4 sitcom about two lads who are happily sharing a flat and living in peace... until an over-emotional woman moves into their spare room. Stars Colin Hoult, Tom Parry and Isabel Fay.

Key details

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Colin Hoult, Tom Parry and Isabel Fay
Julie Bower
Colin Anderson

Laurence and Elliot have been living together for some time now, and it shows. They've settled into a sort of father and son role, with regular games nights and the occasional song and dance routine. Laurence does his best to look after Elliot and read him bedtime stories. In return, Elliot tries to keep his room tidy and always eats his greens before pudding.

49 Cedar Street is a haven of peace and contentment, with comfy sofas, crayon drawings on the fridge and nice homemade biscuits.

That is, until Hannah moves into the spare room. A walking collection of neuroses, emotions and non-stop jabbering about her ex, she crowbars her way into their life and threatens to turn everything upside down with her crazy woman's brain. However, the bond with her dysfunctional new family develops and she gradually lets go of some of her more destructive compulsions.

And so it becomes the three of them against the world, battling side by side through the strange adventures surrounding 49 Cedar Street, in a ludicrous but ultimately lovely world.

49 Cedar Street has been created by Julie Bower, a young comedy writer who's previous work has included contributions to One and Broken Arts (BBC Radio 4) and material for BBC Comedy Extra. Her short film King Jeff is currently being screened at various film festivals and recently won the Sunnyside Film Festival in New York.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th May 2011 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 4th February 2018 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 7th December 2011 at 11:30am on Radio 4

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