The Break. Image shows from L to R: Andy (James Northcote), Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions
The Break

The Break

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2020
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Radio 4 sitcom about a man who heads to the seaside for a break and stays with his uncle. Stars Philip Jackson, James Northcote, Tom Palmer, Alison Steadman, Mark Benton and more.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Dead Man's Dinner

Jeff and Andy have won a slap-up dinner for two at Flamford's poshest eaterie - The Royal Albion Hotel.

Further details

Jeff and his nephew Andy are contacted by the Editor of The Flamford Bugle. They have won a slap-up dinner for two at Flamford's poshest eaterie - The Royal Albion Hotel. Eagerly anticipating the night out of a lifetime, Andy and Jeff's dreams of gourmet heaven quickly deteriorate into the nightmare of a lifetime.

The prize had been promised to local citizen Wally Metcalfe, but he died just after the draw. Now his widow is on the warpath with her two burly sons. Social media doesn't help, either, and in no time there is a mob baying for Jeff and Andy's blood.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 13th June 2016
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th January 2018 7:15pm Radio 4
Friday 2nd February 2018 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 2nd February 2018 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 2nd February 2018 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 3rd February 2018 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 4:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 4:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 14th May 2021 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 14th May 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 15th May 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra

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