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

Safety Catch

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (3 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Darren Boyd, Joanna Page, Lewis Macleod, Sarah Smart, Brigit Forsyth and Rachel Atkins.

Series 2, Episode 3 - If A Job's Not Worth Doing

Simon suffers from the awful realisation that he loves his job and also finds himself proposing to Anna. There is only one thing he can do: he has to learn to hate again.

Further details

Simon is totally convinced this week that he is in the right job and has a duty not only to stay there, but to do his job sloppily. His reasoning for this is that if he wasn't there doing the job badly then someone else would be doing it well and that would be a much worse scenario.

Then Simon has the awful, soul shattering realisation - and one which is something every person in Britain would be ashamed to admit - that he actually loves his job. Boris of course is in heaven at the thought of a soul-mate at work, but Simon decides the only way he can go on is to learn to hate again.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 15th April 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Darren Boyd Simon McGrath
    Joanna Page Anna Greig
    Lewis Macleod Boris Kemal
    Sarah Smart Judith McGrath
    Brigit Forsyth Angela McGrath
    Rachel Atkins Madeleine Turnbull
    Guest cast
    Dan Mersh Richard (Simon's Friend)
    Nyasha Hatendi (as Nyahsa Hatendi) Julius (Oxfam Speaker)
    Writing team
    Laurence Howarth Writer
    Production team
    Dawn Ellis Producer

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