House On Fire. Image shows from L to R: Matt South (Jody Latham), Vicky Johnson (Emma Pierson). Copyright: Pacificus Productions
House On Fire

House On Fire

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about Vicky and Matt, who decide to buy a house together in these credit crunch times, despite being strangers to each other. Stars Emma Pierson, Jody Latham, Rupert Vansittart, Janine Duvitski, Philip Jackson and more.

Key details

2010 - 2013
BBC Radio 4
18 (3 series)
Emma Pierson, Jody Latham, Rupert Vansittart, Janine Duvitski, Philip Jackson, Seb Cardinal, Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult
Dan Hine and Chris Sussman
Clive Brill, Dan Hine and Chris Sussman
Clive Brill

When first-time buyers Matt and Vicky set their heart on the same two-bedroom house in Brixton, they realise neither of them can afford it by themselves.

Once their parents have helped them out, they agree to pool their resources and buy the property together. What could go wrong? She seems friendly and intelligent, and is definitely easy on the eye. He seems kind, funny and is undeniably cute. Not only is this a sensible financial move, it could end up being a great way of making a new friend for life. Or it could turn out to be the worst move they ever made?

House On Fire is a comedy series about two strangers who buy a house together, and then discover that they hate each other. Stuck together, but too financially intertwined to extricate themselves, Matt and Vicky must put up with each other's annoying habits before they lose their minds. Constantly at loggerheads, occasionally at war, each pulls out all the stops to try make the other leave.

Secretly, they might love each other - but if they do, they've got a funny way of showing it.

Additional details


Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 7th January 2010 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Share this page