Holding Back The Tide. John Hector (Ronald Pickup). Copyright: BBC.

Holding Back The Tide

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a preservation society. 9 episodes (2 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Ronald Pickup, Paul Ritter, Kate Duchene and Michelle Asante.

Holding Back The Tide. John Hector (Ronald Pickup). Copyright: BBC.

Holding Back The Tide

Comedy about a man who heads up an unlikely group trying to defend its home town against the worst ills of modernity

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2016 - 2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
9   (2 series)
Starring
Ronald Pickup, Paul Ritter, Kate Duchene and Michelle Asante
Writer
Nick Warburton
Director
Sally Avens
Producer
Sally Avens

When Southerners Richard and Clare inherit a house in Yorkshire they also inherit a sitting tenant, John Hector, who sees the house and the town as his own personal fiefdom.

Nick Warburton who wrote On Mardle Fen introduces us to another maverick character in John Hector. This comic drama is for anyone who's spent too long speaking to a computerised voice on a phone line, or railed against the loss of a green field to ugly housing or found themselves a number rather than a name and wishes somehow they had the wherewithal to keep things as they were.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th August 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 14th December 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Length of episodes
45 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 13th June 2019 at 2:15pm