Subterranean Homesick Blues. Image shows from L to R: John (Bill Nighy), Maggie (Anna Calder-Marshall).

Subterranean Homesick Blues

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about an adulterous couple. 20 episodes (4 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Bill Nighy and Anna Calder-Marshall.

Subterranean Homesick Blues. Image shows from L to R: John (Bill Nighy), Maggie (Anna Calder-Marshall).

Subterranean Homesick Blues

A couple who had an affair in their youth meet up again in their 60s

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015 - 2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
20   (4 series)
Starring
Bill Nighy and Anna Calder-Marshall
Writer
Alison Kennedy
Director
Sally Avens

Maggie (Anna Calder-Marshall) and John (Bill Nighy) had a passionate affair in their younger days but it didn't last.

Now in their late sixties a surprise encounter gives them another chance to take up where they left off. Will they manage to find the best in each other and finally get together, or will old wounds and an awareness of their ageing bodies deter them? Will the treadmill created by the high-cost, high pressure 21st Century, their endless other commitments and interruptions large and small overwhelm them, or will they take the final risk?

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • 15 Minute Drama: Subterranean Homesick Blues (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th September 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Last new broadcast
Friday 20th December 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 20th December 2019 at 7:45pm