The Allotment. Esther (Esther Coles). Copyright: BBC.

The Allotment

BBC Radio 4 sitcom set on an allotment. 1 pilot in 2017. Stars Esther Coles, Mark Benton, Paul Whitehouse, Patricia Allison and others.

The Allotment. Esther (Esther Coles). Copyright: BBC.

The Allotment

On the allotment you can forget your troubles among the veg, but all kinds of emotions are stirring in the undergrowth

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Esther Coles, Mark Benton, Paul Whitehouse, Patricia Allison, Arabella Weir and Jane Horrocks
Writer
Esther Coles
Producer
Gareth Edwards

Esther takes refuge from a troubled world on her allotment where she finds serenity among the vegetables and loses herself in her bee keeping. While daughter Molly uses the shed as a makeshift study for her exams love-sick Robert has come to ask Esther to take him on a tour of her bee hive, but the spell is broken when Geoff wades in in a make-shift bee-keeping outfit in search of his stolen pumpkin.

Welcome to a quirky, warm world where troubles get lost in the long grass and small things can bring contentment.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd October 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes