Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart. Image shows from L to R: Louise (Jemima Rooper), Goadsby (Rebecca Scroggs), Will (Richard Marsh), Beast (Russell Tovey), Vicky (Olivia Poulet), Colin (Sam Troughton), Rog (Phil Daniels). Copyright: Lucky Giant.

Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a hapless romantic. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Richard Marsh, Russell Tovey, Phil Daniels, Rebecca Scroggs and others.

Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart

Radio 4 sitcom about a hapless romantic poet who's keen to find love

BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Richard Marsh, Russell Tovey, Phil Daniels, Rebecca Scroggs, Sam Troughton, Jemima Rooper and Olivia Poulet
Richard Marsh
Pia Furtado
Ben Worsfield

Radio 4 sitcom about Will, a hapless romantic who's keen to find love. An aspiring writer, he has a 9-to-5 job writing poetry for a greetings card company.

Paid to express heartfelt emotions for people he will never meet, Will consistently fails to express himself properly to anyone he does meet. Every social interaction is a minefield for Will. In his head, he knows exactly what to say - but the minute he opens his mouth, it's a disaster. Luckily for you, Will shares his inner thoughts with the audience.

Will shares an office with Goadsby - she's responsible for the card artwork, and being Will's nemesis; Colin, the firm's safety and survival-obsessed accountant, and charming renegade salesman Beast. Beast takes every opportunity to make fun of Will - and gets a lot of opportunities, being Will's flatmate.

The comedy has been created by Richard Marsh, the writer and star of Love And Sweets, a Radio 4 comedy series that won Best Comedy in the BBC Audio Drama awards 2014. His play Dirty Great Love Story (co-written with Katie Bonna) won a Fringe First award for outstanding new writing at the Edinburgh festival, and his most recent play, Wingman, was another critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe smash hit.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th September 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 1st October 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 18th July 2019 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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