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 6 - The Girl From The South

Uncle Jeff decides that Andy needs a girlfriend. Andy decides that he does not.

Further details

Uncle Jeff, out of the blue, decides that his nephew Andy needs a girlfriend. Andy decides that he does not. Jeff persists: Fish Shop Frank has his niece visiting from down south, and she is, by all accounts, "a lovely girl".

While waiting for Andy to agree, Jeff takes him to the local hypermarket ostensibly for supplies, but in fact because Jeff has read in a magazine that supermarkets are the ideal place for young singles to meet.

While Jeff is being wrongly detained for shoplifting, Andy runs into an old flame of his from London, Liz. She's staying with her Uncle Frank, so this is the "lovely girl" Jeff's been banging on about! How can Andy rekindle the relationship with his old flame without annoyingly proving Jeff right?

Broadcast details

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th February 2018 7:15pm Radio 4
Friday 23rd February 2018 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 23rd February 2018 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 23rd February 2018 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 24th February 2018 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 12th November 2019 4:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 13th November 2019 4:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 4th June 2021 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 4th June 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 5th June 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra

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