Bird Island. Image shows from L to R: Jane (Katy Wix), Ben (Reece Shearsmith), Graham (Julian Rhind-Tutt), Mother (Alison Steadman). Copyright: BBC.

Bird Island

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 8 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Reece Shearsmith, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alison Steadman and Katy Wix.

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Sparky late-night comedy from Katy Wix about Ben (Reece Shearsmith), a scientist on a sub-Antarctic island doing a study of the albatross. There's another scientist on the island with him but they don't communicate, so Ben takes to keeping an audio diary. As you can imagine, there isn't much scope for social adventure on this island and Ben is not what you'd call adventurous anyway. But, in a Pooterish way, he is quite funny, even when all he's doing is losing his watch. Also starring Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman, produced by clever Tilusha Ghelani.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 13th June 2012