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Poorland

Poorland

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015
  • 1 episode

Sean Grundy's Radio 4 comedy drama offering a satirical take on attitudes towards poverty and the poor. Stars Angela Griffin, Anthony Flanagan, Faye Castelow, Samuel Barnett, David Reed and Melanie Kilburn

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Angela Griffin, Anthony Flanagan, Faye Castelow, Samuel Barnett, David Reed and Melanie Kilburn
Writers
Sean Grundy and Abigail Youngman
Director
Alison Crawford
Producer
Alison Crawford
Companies

Ssatirical take on attitudes towards poverty and the poor, written by Sean Grundy.

Come to Poorland Yorkshire, the latest addition to our chain of exciting theme parks which have transformed some of Britain's toughest council estates. Take the family on one of our many thrilling rides - "Benefit Island" water ride, "Joyride" or "HellEviction". Stay for the night in the "Disenchanted Kingdom". Try out one of our celebrity chav make-overs or visit our Poorland gift shop where "each toy is some child's broken dream". Come to Poorland, where every dream is unfulfilled.

On the same day, Susan and John visit the new Poorland theme park which has been opened on the site of the Yorkshire council estate that they grew up in. Susan's accompanying her teenage daughter on her birthday and John's there to review the new ride "The Fires of Orgreave". They bump into each other and soon discover that they remember their childhood on the estate in starkly different ways.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes

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