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.


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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 13th February 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 26th March 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 10th July 2020 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra