On The Rocks. Image shows from L to R: Frank Gunwallow (Joseph Kloska), Mary (Bec Applebee), Morwenna (Alex Tregear), Tregarthan (Peter Marinker), Grace (Christine Absalom), Len (Ed Gaughan). Copyright: BBC.

On The Rocks

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 8 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Joseph Kloska, Bec Applebee, Stuart Fox, Alex Palmer, Ed Gaughan, Alex Tregear, Christine Absalom and others.

On The Rocks

Gentle Radio 4 comedy set around a Post Office on a remote Scilly island. Set in the late 1930s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Starring
Joseph Kloska, Bec Applebee, Stuart Fox, Alex Palmer, Ed Gaughan, Alex Tregear, Christine Absalom, Peter Marinker and Christopher William Hill
Writer
Christopher William Hill
Director
Mary Peate
Producer
Mary Peate

Comedy about the islanders on a Scilly island who are resisting the attempts of the Penzance GPO man to modernise the post office - around which their world revolves.

It's the late 1930s and even on the remote island of St Martin's war seems inevitable, but the islanders have their own battles to contend with, stuck on a rock flung twenty-seven miles out into the Atlantic with only their natural grit and gallows humour to see them through.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 29th November 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Monday 1st June 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra