The Attendant. Image shows from L to R: Ella (Patricia Allison), Alex (Will Merrick), Keith and the 'How To' Tapes (Kenneth Collard).

The Attendant

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama set in a petrol station. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Will Merrick, Patricia Allison and Kenneth Collard.

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The Attendant. Image shows from L to R: Ella (Patricia Allison), Alex (Will Merrick), Keith and the 'How To' Tapes (Kenneth Collard).

The Attendant

Romantic comedy set during the night shift at a petrol station

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2021
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Creator
The Cullen Brothers
Starring
Will Merrick, Patricia Allison and Kenneth Collard
Writer
The Cullen Brothers
Director
Alison Crawford
Producers
Alison Crawford and Mary Ward-Lowery

Strange things happen when you shake your hard-boiled egg in a packet of crushed up Monster Munch. A hilarious, unorthodox love story set on the night shift at a petrol station.

Alex is desperate to find someone to share his life with, but too scared to do anything about it. A film obsessive, he works the night shift at an isolated petrol station on the outskirts of a two-bit town. Awkward, and with no real friends to speak of, he confides in his only 'colleague' - a smiley-faced vacuum cleaner named Keith, whose voice only Alex can hear.

Ella is a cycling-mad woman of action, prepared for anything and curious about everything. One stormy night, by chance, their lives intersect. These two lonely souls are made for each other, even if they don't know it. This is their story.

Tonight, Keith (a raconteur of relationships with a variety of household appliances) suggests that they build a customer out of the recycling for Alex to practice his conversation skills on. A storm is raging outside. Strange electrical pulses keep blowing the station's fuse-box. What could possibly go wrong?

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed by Tom Constantine.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 7th October 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 21st October 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes