British Comedy Guide

HR. Image shows from L to R: Peter (Jonathan Pryce), Sam (Nicholas Le Prevost). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom / comedy drama. 30 episodes (5 series), 2009 - 2014. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Fahy and David Haig.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Thursday at 9:30am.


Comedy by Nigel Williams about a retired odd-couple. Stars Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost

Sitcom, Comedy Drama
2009 - 2014
BBC Radio 4
30   (5 series)
Nicholas Le Prevost, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Fahy and David Haig
Nigel Williams
Peter Kavanagh

Series 1 introduces Sam, a lazy HR officer, and Peter his equally indolent subject. The duo soon realise the skids are under them: Peter for lateness and abusive phone calls to clients and Sam for his over-relaxed attitude to errant staff members like Peter.

From Series 2 onwards, the duo are now retired. Peter, on a tiny pension, has moved into Sam's suburban home where the two continue to play out the curious behaviours developed over a lifetime in work.

Sam wins the lottery at one point, and later falls in love with a man called Ed.

See our episode guides for more details on the plotlines for each series.

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