Party's Over. Image shows from L to R: Drew (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Christine Tobin (Ingrid Oliver), Jones (Justin Edwards), Henry Tobin (Miles Jupp), Natalie (Emma Sidi). Copyright: BBC
Party's Over

Party's Over

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Miles Jupp plays Henry Tobin, Britain's least popular prime minister, coping with life after leaving the job. Also features Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Justin Edwards, Rosie Cavaliero and Adam Riches

Party's Over. Image shows from L to R: Drew (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Christine Tobin (Ingrid Oliver), Jones (Justin Edwards), Henry Tobin (Miles Jupp), Natalie (Emma Sidi). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
6 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Justin Edwards, Rosie Cavaliero and Adam Riches
Writers
Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
Producers
Simon Nicholls and Richard Morris
Companies

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'

Party's Over is a comedy about one such former PM, Henry Tobin, Britain's shortest serving and least popular post-war PM (he managed eight months).

We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He's determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field.

Henry is looking to repair his tattered reputation by getting a publishing deal for his memoirs: setting the record straight on his premiership. Henry's helped in this endeavour by his wife Christine, former personal private secretary Natalie, his protection officer Jones and new agent Drew.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 2nd August 2019 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Friday 27th August 2021 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 9:00am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 5
  • Monday 30th August 2021 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 5
  • Saturday 28th August 2021 at 12:30pm on Radio 4 - Episode 5

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre

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