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

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an ex-prime minister. 1 pilot in 2019. Stars Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and others.

Brand new comedy. Due to be broadcast on Friday 2nd August on Radio 4 at 11:30am.

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

Sitcom pilot in which Miles Jupp plays an ex-prime minister

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Justin Edwards, Rosie Cavaliero and Adam Riches
Writers
Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
Producer
Simon Nicholls

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 2nd August 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes
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