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Linda Smith's A Brief History Of Timewasting

BBC Radio 4 sketch show / sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2001 - 2002. Stars Linda Smith, Margaret John, Femi Elufowoju Jr, Chris Neill, Jeremy Hardy and Martin Hyder.

Linda Smith's A Brief History Of Timewasting

Linda Smith wrote and starred in this Radio 4 sitcom, playing a version of herself living in East London and struggling with the minutiae of life

Genres
Sketch Show, Sitcom
Broadcast
2001 - 2002
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Linda Smith, Margaret John, Femi Elufowoju Jr, Chris Neill, Jeremy Hardy and Martin Hyder
Writer
Linda Smith
Producers
Lucy Armitage and Jon Rolph

In this sitcom, Linda Smith plays a version of herself living in her East London house, dealing with the chaos caused by her inept live-in builder Chris, the demands of her morbid elderly neighbour Betty, and Wara, the enthusiastic Nigerian minicab driver.

Linda's trademark cynical and surreal observations on life run through this show, which ran for two series in 2001 and 2002. After her death in 2004, Jeremy Hardy revealed that Linda had been working on a third series.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune: 'Flowers on the Wall' by The Statler Brothers
Laugh track
Recorded at screening

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 16th July 2016 at 9:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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