Strings. Jonny (Tim Minchin). Copyright: BBC.

Strings

Strings

Radio 2 sitcom pilot starring Tim Minchin as the lead singer of a rock band who leaves Australia to live in the UK

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Tim Minchin, Peter Serafinowicz, Will Adamsdale, Rosalie Craig, Emily Watson Howes, Dan Antopolski, Lizzie Roper and Lewis Macleod
Writer
Tim Minchin
Producer
Lianne Coop

Tim Minchin plays Jonny, lead singer of rock band Perspex, who's left everything behind him in Australia in pursuit of fame.

Blasting onto the music scene with their hit single Shag With The Stereo On, Perspex are on the cusp of becoming famous. A garrulous Glaswegian A&R man will make sure of that. But Jonny is fighting against a feeling of being unfulfilled.

A chance encounter with Verity, the beautiful lead singer of Christian pop band, In-X-Chelseas, ignites Jonny's interest. Worlds apart but undeniably drawn to each other, will their connection lead Jonny to redemption, or supply him with the suffering he craves to create great rock?

The programme contains original songs written by Tim Minchin and performed by Perspex.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase

Production company
Soundtrack
Original songs written by Tim Minchin.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 8th May 2010 on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra