Births, Deaths And Marriages. Image shows from L to R: Anita (Sandy McDade), Malcolm Fox (David Schneider), Lorna (Sarah Hadland), Mary (Sally Bretton), Luke (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Unique Productions.

Births, Deaths And Marriages

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars David Schneider, Sarah Hadland, Sally Bretton, Russell Tovey, Sandy McDade, Melanie Hudson and Lewis Macleod.

Births, Deaths And Marriages

Sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012 - 2013
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
David Schneider, Sarah Hadland, Sally Bretton, Russell Tovey, Sandy McDade, Melanie Hudson and Lewis Macleod
Writer
David Schneider
Producer
Simon Jacobs

Births, Deaths And Marriages is a sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life.

Written by and starring David Schneider, it focuses on chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's unmarried but why does he need to be? He's married thousands of women.

Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from car parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her marriage isn't just about love and romance, it's got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.

There's also the ever-spiky Mary, geeky Luke who's worried he'll end up like Malcolm one day, and ditzy Anita who may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but as the only parent in the office, she's a mother to them all.

Births, Deaths And Marriages. Image shows from L to R: Anita (Sandy McDade), Malcolm Fox (David Schneider), Lorna (Sarah Hadland), Mary (Sally Bretton), Luke (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Unique Productions.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 25th May 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Monday 19th August 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra