Michael Spicer.

Michael Spicer: Before Next Door

BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Michael Spicer. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Michael Spicer, Peter Curran, Emma Barnett, Ellie Taylor and Joanna Neary.

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Michael Spicer: Before Next Door

Semi-autobiographical sitcom based on Michael Spicer's rise to internet stardom

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Michael Spicer, Peter Curran, Emma Barnett, Ellie Taylor and Joanna Neary
Writer
Michael Spicer
Producer
Matt Tiller

What happens when a socially awkward and neurotic part-time comedian becomes a global internet sensation?

Michael Spicer: Before Next Door charts Michael's real-life progress, sort of, as his Room Next Door videos amass tens of millions of views online and win him acclaim for his comedy, at last. But how will Michael cope? Will this married, father of two ever be able to quit his day job as a copywriter for a kitchen worktop company? And why is the broadcaster Peter Curran in his house?

After twenty years of producing comedy under the radar, Michael is now on the cusp of leaving the office behind and - with the help of his wife Roberta - making a career out of being funny. However, the road to fame for an ordinary person like Michael is a frightening one with sharp corners and hairy bends, like the dual carriageway on the A90 between Stonehaven and Aberdeen, for example.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 18th June 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes