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The Break. Image shows from L to R: Andy (Tom Palmer), Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson).

The Break

BBC Radio 4 sitcom a man and his uncle. 12 episodes (2 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Philip Jackson, Tom Palmer, Alison Steadman, Mark Benton and others.

Returns Monday 14th May at 11:30am. Episode Guide

Series 1, Episode 2 - Cold Mountain

Andy and Jeff find an abandoned fridge and think their luck has changed. Indeed, it has - for the worse.

Full synopsis

Andy is beginning to settle in to the unusual seaside town of Flamford. When he and his Uncle Jeff find an abandoned fridge in the street, Jeff seizes the opportunity to teach his nephew the value of entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, his plans are complicated by a particularly diligent and zealous Police Officer, a hard-nosed private landlord and Fish Shop Frank's refusal to see a business opportunity when it's sat on the pavement outside his chip shop.

Along the way, they meet a pair of half-hearted pirates, an eccentric plutocrat, Jeff's on-off paramour, Corinne, and the youngest-sounding pub landlord in Britain.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 6th June 2016
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
    Tom Palmer Andy
    Alison Steadman Corinne
    Mark Benton Fish Shop Frank
    Guest cast
    Alison Steadman Joyce
    Mark Benton PC Clarke
    Shobna Gulati Julie
    Rasmus Hardiker Max
    Rasmus Hardiker Leonard the Pirate
    Writing team
    Ian Brown Writer
    James Hendrie Writer
    Production team
    Gordon Kennedy Director
    Gordon Kennedy Producer

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