Rockton Manor Studios. Benson (Paul Whitehouse). Copyright: Above The Title Productions.

Rockton Manor Studios

BBC Radio 2 sitcom. 1 pilot in 2009. Stars Paul Whitehouse, Sheridan Smith, Rasmus Hardiker, Rebecca Front, Mark Benton and William Andrews.

Rockton Manor Studios

Radio 2 sitcom pilot about an ex-roadie who runs a recording studio with poor business prospects. Stars Paul Whitehouse

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Paul Whitehouse, Sheridan Smith, Rasmus Hardiker, Rebecca Front, Mark Benton and William Andrews
Writer
David Cummings
Director
Adam Bromley
Producer
Rebecca Pinfield

Sitcom pilot based around Benson, an ex-roadie who runs a recording studio in the home counties that is close to bankruptcy. Benson's hostility to all modern music and bands may contribute to Rockton's poor business prospects. What's more, his son Robin says he wants to fly the nest and travel - maybe to Africa to record real music.

Benson's drinking pal and fellow roadie, Dudley is on hand with advice and dodgy trivia, but things are looking desperate for Rockton Manor unless they land a decent paid booking.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th February 2009 on BBC Radio 2 at 1:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 4th November 2013 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra