Men About The House
Radio 4 sitcom pilot set in a female dominated version of the House of Commons. Created by Arthur Mathews
- BBC Radio 4
- 1 Pilot
- Ingrid Oliver, Morgana Robinson, Fergus Craig, Geoffrey McGivern and Selina Cadell
- Arthur Mathews
- Carl Cooper
Sitcom set in a parallel world where women are unquestionably in charge.
Set in the female dominated House of Commons, the seat of power in the alternative world of a matriarchal society, Men About The House explores what it would be like if the roles of men and women in society were starkly reversed.
Would the world be a better place? Would we have nine foot Amazon ladies with lovely hair, sitting on horses? We won't know for sure until the revolution, so for now we're guessing that this is what Britain would be like if men were depicted semi-naked on page three of The Sun and women did very little of the tidying up.
In the pilot episode, Eve the Prime Minister would really like to launch a missile strike on an evil Middle East dictator who has been using banned chemical weapons. She's very excited about this. But will Parliament back her?
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 22nd May 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Friday 6th December 2019 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra