Safety Catch. Simon McGrath (Darren Boyd). Copyright: BBC
Safety Catch

Safety Catch

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Radio sitcom starring Darren Boyd as Simon McGrath, a weapons dealer who never intended to go into the arms trade. Also features Joanna Page, Lewis Macleod, Sarah Smart, Brigit Forsyth and Rachel Atkins

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - A Wanting Man

While being interviewed by a friend of his sister, Simon gets the distinct impression that she might be attracted to him, despite being introduced as a morally contemptible worm. Should he put his theory to the test?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 3rd October 2007
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd May 2009 10:30pm Radio 7
Sunday 29th August 2010 10:30pm Radio 7
Monday 2nd May 2011 9:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 29th October 2012 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 29th October 2012 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 30th October 2012 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 19th November 2014 9:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 4th August 2017 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 4th August 2017 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 5th August 2017 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 20th May 2021 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 12th February 2023 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Darren Boyd Simon McGrath
Joanna Page Anna Greig
Lewis Macleod Boris Kemal
Sarah Smart Judith McGrath
Brigit Forsyth Angela McGrath
Guest cast
Catherine Shepherd Sophie
Writing team
Laurence Howarth Writer
Production team
Dawn Ellis Producer

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