Living With The Enemy

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Stars Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Living With The Enemy

Living With The Enemy

All six episodes of the BBC radio comedy about two chalk-and-cheese flatmates.

Nick Reynolds is a lefty alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist. Living on the floor below him is Gyles Brandon, an ex-Tory MP turned media darling. Poles apart, they'd never choose each other as friends, but when Nick accidentally floods Gyles's apartment, they become reluctant flat-sharers.

Joined by Gyles's goddaughter Sophie Okuyu, the spoilt daughter of a corrupt African politician, the housemates get into various scrapes including plotting to seek revenge on Gyles's ex-wife, trying to curry favour (and make some money) at a swanky Mayfair art gallery, and going on a celebratory night out which swiftly turns to disaster....

Written by and starring Gyles Brandreth as Gyles and Nick Revell as Nick, this 'Odd Couple' story was inspired by a chance meeting between the pair at the Edinburgh Festival, where they hit it off despite being political opposites. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror) plays Sophie and guest stars include Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Martin Jarvis and Neil Pearson.

First released: Thursday 21st May 2020