The Break. Image shows from L to R: Shobna Gulati, Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), Andy Chambers (Tom Palmer), Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson), Rasmus Hardiker, Alison Steadman
The Break

The Break

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2022
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

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

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 1 - The Longest Day

City burn-out Andy returns to his uncle's seaside home. Oddly, the town has been taken over by Brad Pitt and some Hollywood Nazis.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 14th May 2018
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 20th February 2020 6:30pm Radio 4
Thursday 27th February 2020 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 27th February 2020 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 27th February 2020 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 28th February 2020 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th January 2021 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th January 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 27th January 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 30th January 2021 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 30th August 2022 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 30th August 2022 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 31st August 2022 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 3rd September 2022 8:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 9th May 2024 8:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 9th May 2024 1:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 9th May 2024 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 10th May 2024 3:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Cast
Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
Tom Palmer Andy Chambers
Alison Steadman Corinne
Mark Benton Fish Shop Frank
Shobna Gulati Ensemble Actor
Rasmus Hardiker Ensemble Actor
Alison Steadman Ensemble Actor
Mark Benton Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ian Brown Writer
James Hendrie Writer
Production team
Gordon Kennedy Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer

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