The Incomplete Works Of Dave McCabe
A musical romantic comedy by Nick Underwood about an aspiring singer-songwriter called Dave
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Simon Donaldson, Lorraine McIntosh, Sandy Grierson, Claire Knight, Ann Scott-Jones and Finlay Welsh
- Nick Underwood
- Kirsty Williams
Dave is an aspiring singer-songwriter. When he gets a call asking him to MC at a folk festival, he's reticent as the festival is run by his best friend's dad, and he's not spoken to his friend for six years. But when he discovers that folk goddess Lola Guthrie is headlining, he jumps at the chance.
Dave is wild about Lola - this is the opportunity of a lifetime to meet his muse and woo her with a song. But he has a problem - he can't get past his opening lines.
Punctuating this romantic comedy are some memorable moments - a tango class in which Dave dances with an octogenarian soup chef; a disagreement over the ethics of selling a prize-winning pony to fund a music festival; and tenderly funny opening lines peppering the play with songs.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 25th August 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes