Fireworks At The Villa Lucia
Comedy drama by Paul Mendelson about a struggling TV writer who tries to sell his dog-eared screenplay to a cult movie director
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Philip Whitchurch, Samantha Bond, Kerry Shale, Megg Nicol, Flaminia Cinque and Dan Starkey
- Paul Mendelson
- David Ian Neville
Pete, a jobbing TV scriptwriter who's jobbing less and less, goes on holiday to get away from the downward spiral of his career and breathe some fresh life into his marriage.
Finding himself booked into the same hotel as a cult Hollywood director, who's on holiday to get away from movies and writers, Peter tries to pitch his cherished movie idea.
Knowing any director would run a mile from a struggling TV writer brandishing a dog-eared movie script, Pete hits on a ruse to "sell" his script - he'll intrigue the guy by pretending his fiction is the true story of how he and Julie met.
Farcical misunderstandings ensue as Julie is forced to pass herself off as the script's main character - a fiery Venezuelan ex-soap star - with Pete masquerading as her psychoanalyst. And, as Julie gets into playing the role, she begins to re-write the script on the hoof giving the character a third split in her personality.
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Thursday 31st December 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes