Maddy Anholt.

No Smoke

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama starring Maddy Anholt. 1 pilot in 2017. Stars Maddy Anholt, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Bilal Zafar, Georgie Glen and others.

Maddy Anholt.

No Smoke

Wannabe chef, Hardeep, and the force of nature that is Penge Princess, Shazza, clash over ways to save their failing Vape café in Dundee

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Maddy Anholt, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Bilal Zafar, Georgie Glen, Shobu Kapoor, Emilio Doorgasingh and Tom Forrister
Maddy Anholt and Hardeep Singh Kohli
Gemma Jenkins
Gemma Jenkins

Welcome to the madcap world of Hardeep and Shazza.

They have been thrown together after Hardeep finds himself the owner of EVapeOr8. His tenants have done a runner, leaving him with a shop full of vape equipment and a stack load of debts. This puts Hardeep in a difficult position. Firstly, it goes against the grain to throw in the towel and sell the shop and secondly, Sikhs don't smoke.

Into EVapeOr8 walks Shazza aka The Vape Queen - dragging a wobbly suitcase, wearing scuffed gold hi-tops and with a vape pen out of juice. Hardeep is drawn to her can-do attitude and offers her a full-time job.

Secretly he has his heart set on transforming the place into a restaurant but due to a lack of funds and with Shazza full of ambitious vaping plans, this looks unlikely.

Shazza finally believes she's found her calling in life. Deep down, she knows she owes a lot to Hardeep and wants to repay his kindness by putting EVapeOr8 on the map.

Hardeep feels he's only got one more roll of the dice left to be a chef. He's starting to fall for the Vape Queen but does he love her more than he loves a successful business?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th December 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes