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Shedtown

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 12 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2014. Stars Tony Pitts, James Quinn, Warren Brown, Juliet Oldfield, Neil Maskell, Debra Stephenson, Kevin Eldon and others.

Shedtown

Radio comedy about a community living in sheds on a beach

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2014
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (3 series)
Creator
Tony Pitts
Starring
Tony Pitts, James Quinn, Warren Brown, Juliet Oldfield, Neil Maskell, Debra Stephenson, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Mangan and others
Writer
Tony Pitts
Directors
Jim Poyser and Tony Pitts
Producer
Sally Harrison

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Barry and Jimmy hadn't - until now. Friends since school days in a small town, they find themselves slipping inexorably and almost unconsciously into middle age.

Shedtown is a dream born out of quiet desperation. Throughout the series the wooden icon of escape and isolation 'the shed' becomes a symbol of possibility and change, a new community by the sea where Barry and Jimmy can circumnavigate the mundane, once and for all.

In Series 2, the wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Series 3 starts as The Shedists have fallen off the edge, abandoned ship; they're clinging to driftwood and floating out to sea.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 1st June 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
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