All The Young Dudes. Patrick (Jim Sweeney).

All The Young Dudes

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama / sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2001 - 2002. Stars Jim Sweeney, Steve Steen, Stephen Frost, Cathryn Harrison, Sadie Shimmin, Flaminia Cinque and Izzy de Rosario.

Series 1, Episode 2 - School's Out

Whilst Billy is desperately trying to finish the kitchen before Helen arrives home, Patrick has a number of job interviews, including one at his, Billy and Joe's old school.

Further details

Billy is still working on the kitchen when he is interrupted by Helen arriving home. Meanwhile, Patrick pops into the pub between job interviews as he contemplates starting again in a new school. He is even more traumatised when one of his old teachers interviews him. Subsequently he struggles to show off his teaching abilities as he's hit with a wave of nostalgia. Both Maria and Moira are shocked to meet Helen; neither understand how Patrick has managed to marry someone as lovely as her!
Billy, Joe and Patrick all think back to their school days with varying levels of enthusiasm when Patrick invites their old English teacher, 'Mental' Martin, to the pub to try and get his job. Billy procrastinates over moving Moira's oven to avoid Mr Martin, and after too much 'lemonade', Patrick dreams about what he'd really like to say and do.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th July 2001
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jim Sweeney Patrick
    Steve Steen Billy
    Stephen Frost (as Steve Frost) Joe
    Cathryn Harrison Helen
    Sadie Shimmin Moira
    Flaminia Cinque Maria
    Izzy de Rosario Charlie
    Guest cast
    Alex Lowe Various Pupils
    Geoffrey Whitehead Mr Martin
    Writing team
    Jim Sweeney Writer
    Production team
    Steve Doherty Producer

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