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

Ankle Tag

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2 sitcom about a man out of prison. 8 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs.

Next new episode is on Wednesday 21st November at 6:30pm. Series 2, Episode 4
Catch-up on Episode 3 on BBC iPlayer Radio   Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 10pm.

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

Ankle Tag

Sitcom about a man whose father is let out of prison and comes to live with him

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015 - 2018
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2
Episodes
8   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs
Writers
Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge
Producer
Victoria Lloyd

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.

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