Dry Slopes

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 8 episodes (2 series), 1995 - 1997. Stars Nick Ball and Louisa Rix.

The Misadventures Of Angus Dry

The Misadventures Of Angus Dry

Angus Dry has no friends, no job and still lives at home with his mum. But he's quite happy to spend his time taking bubble baths, splashing his dole money on a motorised water laser and recapturing the joys of childhood. His busy mother has an international career as an arms dealer and a string of lovers. He feels terribly sorry for her.

In these eight episodes, unambitious Angus tries to reconnect with his old schoolfriends, agonises over the death of a bee, steps out of the confines of his sheltered life to go on a date, and writes a requiem to himself (well, he is a genius, you know).

With his 30th birthday approaching, he is visited by the Ghost of Birthdays Yet to Come - what terrible end will the spirit reveal? And, feeling left out and ignored, Angus decides to take his problems to a psychiatrist - but has trouble making himself heard over the cricket commentary.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1995 and 1997 as Dry Slopes, this offbeat comedy was written by Nick Ball, who also stars as Angus Dry. Louisa Rix co-stars as Mum, and the supporting cast includes Robert Harley, Toby Longworth, Julie Gibbs, Wayne Forester and Ben Silburn.

First released: Thursday 3rd December 2020