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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- 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