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 4 - Girls Talk

After meeting an old school friend, Moira takes Helen and Maria out for the night whilst Patrick, Billy and Joe go on a stag night for someone they don't know. The time they spend apart strengthens everyone's relationships.

Further details

Helen and Patrick hear from Charlie, who is travelling in Europe. Helen is convinced she's met a Dutch boy because she claims Rotterdam is beautiful! Billy fails to see why Patrick is worried about his daughter having a boyfriend and he doesn't reassure him when he tells him to think back to his teenage years.
Moira meets an old friend, Siobhan, for lunch. Billy and Patrick think back to their old school dances and Billy remembers having a massive crush on Siobhan, who is getting married and moving to Russia with Valerie. Billy, Patrick and Joe end up taking Valerie on a stag night whilst Moira talks Maria and Helen into taking Siobhan out. Billy is still mesmerised by Siobhan and doesn't see that she's brash and loud.
The girls watch Siobhan flirting madly with anyone in sight and talk about meeting their husbands for the first time. Patrick panics when he is introduced to Siobhan as he remembers a teenage drunken snog and Helen can't understand his odd behaviour. The episode concludes with a phone call from Charlie and the couples spending some quality time together.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th August 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
Josie Lawrence Siobhan
Chris Pavlo Fake Russian Waiter
Writing team
Jim Sweeney Writer
Production team
Steve Doherty Producer

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