Ankle Tag. Image shows from L to R: Bob (Steve Speirs), Alice (Katy Wix), Gruff (Elis James). Copyright: BBC
Ankle Tag

Ankle Tag

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 2
  • 2015 - 2020
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about a man whose father is let out of prison and comes to live with him. Stars Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs.

Ankle Tag. Image shows from L to R: Bob (Steve Speirs), Alice (Katy Wix), Gruff (Elis James). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015 - 2020
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2
Episodes
14 (1 pilot + 3 series)
Stars
Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs
Writers
Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge
Producers
Victoria Lloyd and Adnan Ahmed
Companies

Former convict Bob is forced to live with his uptight son Gruff, sympathetic daughter-in-law Alice and granddaughter Carys whilst on parole.

Gruff is a new father whose own father, Bob, suddenly comes back into his life after a long absence.

Bob is a convicted fraudster, released from prison on licence, who wants to inveigle his way back into his estranged son's life. He's charming, optimistic and warm. People like him. That's why they gave him so much of their life savings. Gruff's wife Alice is quite taken with the charming Bob. She would be - he's a fraudster - that's how he works.

Additional details

Part of

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase

Also known as
  • Radio 2's Comedy Showcase: Ankle Tag
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 10pm on BBC Radio 2
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre

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