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

The Break

BBC Radio 4 sitcom a man and his uncle. 18 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2020. Stars Philip Jackson, James Northcote, Tom Palmer, Alison Steadman and others.

Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 7:30am.

Series 3, Episode 2 - Five Benches Outside Yatterby Hall, Flamford

Nothing could be more relaxing than a visit to a historical stately home but this is Flamford. Andy starts the day with a rather alarming haircut and it's downhill from there on.

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Nothing could be more relaxing than a visit to a historical stately home but this is Flamford. Andy starts the day with a rather alarming haircut and it's downhill from there on.

Jeff drags Andy on a quest to local heritage site, Yatterby Hall, where he hopes to snag the autograph of his hero, Sir Trevor McDonald. On the way, they meet disgruntled and vengeful Big Blue Bus guide, Glenn; disgruntled and despondent primary school teacher, Brendan Liversedge; and several disgruntled and thin-skinned costumed museum guides.

Lording it over them all (quite literally) is Lord Yatterby, Johnny Hussey-Gore-Marshbanks, his conversationally-challenged wife, Francesca, his scheming dowager mother and Alfred, his junkie son. Jeff never gets Sir Trevor's autograph but comes away from Yatterby Hall a wiser and richer man.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
James Northcote Andy
Guest cast
Rasmus Hardiker Glenn
Mark Benton Brendan Liversedge
Mark Benton Lord Yatterby, Johnny Hussey-Gore-Marshbanks
Shobna Gulati Francesca
Alison Steadman Dowager Mother
Rasmus Hardiker Alfred
Writing team
Ian Brown Writer
James Hendrie Writer
Production team
Gordon Kennedy Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer
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