Mark Bonnar.

For The Love Of Leo

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a widowed man. 12 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2021. Stars Mark Bonnar, Beth Marshall, Sandra Voe, Tracy Wiles and others.

For The Love Of Leo

Mark Bonnar plays a recently widowed man who becomes a magnet for women

2018 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
12   (3 series)
Mark Bonnar, Beth Marshall, Sandra Voe, Tracy Wiles, Louise Ludgate and Samara Maclaren
Michael Chaplin
Marilyn Imrie, Michael Chaplin and Catherine Bailey
Marilyn Imrie

Mark Bonnar stars as Leo Fabiani, a renowned painter who lost his wife and seems, ever since, to have become a magnet to all kinds of attractive women.

This wry, narrative comedy begins with the funeral of Tamsin, killed in a traffic accident, mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo.

The funeral is barely over before Leo acquires a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle begin to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice. His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding. Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too.

Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin's accident, which occurred many miles from her home. What was she doing there? Leo becomes convinced Tamsin was having an affair, but in the end the truth turns out to be very different. The series is wry, funny, sometimes sad; but always warm hearted and tender.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 31st December 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Friday 26th March 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 16th July 2020 at 11:00pm