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.

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

Monday 14th May 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


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

Cast & crew

Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
Tom Palmer Andy
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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