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

Subterranean Homesick Blues

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015 - 2019
  • 20 episodes (4 series)

A couple who had an affair in their youth meet up again in their 60s. Stars Bill Nighy and Anna Calder-Marshall.

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

Key details

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

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?

Additional details

Also known as
  • 15 Minute Drama: Subterranean Homesick Blues
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th September 2015 at 10:45am on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Friday 20th December 2019 at 10:45am on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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