Bunk Bed.

Bunk Bed

BBC Radio 4 sitcom in which two men talk. 43 episodes (7 series), 2014 - 2021. Stars Patrick Marber and Peter Curran.

Bunk Bed.

Bunk Bed

Patrick Marber and Peter Curran talk through the darkness

2014 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
43   (7 series)
Patrick Marber and Peter Curran
Patrick Marber and Peter Curran
Peter Curran

Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to a particular task. The nearest faraway place. Somewhere for drifting and lighting upon strange thoughts which don't have to be shooed into context, but which can be followed like balloons escaping onto the air. Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander.

This is the nearest faraway place for Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Here they endeavour to get the heart of things in an entertainingly vague and indirect way. This is not the place for typical male banter.

From under the bed clothes they play each other music from The Residents and Gerry Rafferty, archive of JG Ballard and Virginia Woolf. Life, death, work and family are their slightly warped conversational currency.

Performer Biographies:

Peter Curran is a publisher, writer and documentary maker. A former carpenter, his work ranges from directing films about culture in Africa, America and Brazil to writing and presenting numerous Arts and culture programmes for both radio and television.

Patrick Marber co-wrote and performed in On The Hour and Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge. His plays include Dealer's Choice and After Miss Julie. Marber also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film Notes on a Scandal.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:15pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 24th February 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 11th August 2021 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra