Reluctant Persuaders. Image shows from L to R: Laura (Olivia Nixon), Joe (Mathew Baynton), Hardacre (Nigel Havers), Amanda (Josie Lawrence), Teddy (Rasmus Hardiker). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Reluctant Persuaders

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an advertising agency. 14 episodes (3 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Nigel Havers, Josie Lawrence, Mathew Baynton, Rasmus Hardiker and others.

Another series is in development.

Series 2, Episode 3 - Give A Man A Fish

The team attempt to soothe their souls with some charitable work.

Further details

As Joe and Teddy head out into the streets and soup kitchens of London, looking for the ground level stories that make a good campaign, Amanda and Hardacre spend an evening at a fundraiser organised by Hardacre's old brother in arms Bill Lessing. But where's he been for the last ten years? And what exactly does his charity do?

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th April 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nigel Havers Hardacre
Josie Lawrence Amanda
Mathew Baynton Joe
Kieran Hodgson Teddy
Guest cast
Carrie Quinlan Elaine
Mark Evans Bill Lessing
David Fez Charity Worker
David Fez Waiter
Writing team
Edward Rowett Writer
Rob Grant Script Editor
Production team
Alan Nixon Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer

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