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 - 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, James Northcote, Tom Palmer, Alison Steadman, Mark Benton and more.

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Series 3, Episode 6 - Fly Flamford!

Jeff and Andy are awaiting their departure from Winifred Holtby International Airport, formerly RAF Flamford Heath, with a major repurposing in the 90s as Flamin' Wheels Go-Kart Centre.

Further details

Jeff and Andy are awaiting their departure from Winifred Holtby International Airport, formerly RAF Flamford Heath, with a major repurposing in the 90s as Flamin' Wheels Go-Kart Centre. They've taken advantage of The Flamford Bugle's 2-for-1 ticket offer to mark the "exciting new route" to Rome-Maremma by low budget airline, AlexAir. They're soon joined by Fish Shop Frank, Copper Kettle proprietor and nervous flyer, Joyce Rickles and Flamford's Number One aged curmudgeon, Mr Truepenny, all of them with an eye for a bargain and all of them fellow 2-for-1 ticketeers.

Frank has already started on the pints ("What? I'm on holiday"); Joyce has been on a Flying-With-Confidence course ("My mantra is 'Turnips'"); and Mr Truepenny is behaving more oddly than normal ("I dropped an E earlier and I think it's kicking in"). They soon find cheapest is not always best. As the flight delays mount, so tempers rise and questions are asked. When's the plane leaving? What is Frank's secret? Who is Simon? And why does W.H.Smith sell water in litre bottles which you cannot possibly finish before you reach the security gate?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 4th November 2021 6:30pm Radio 4
Thursday 11th November 2021 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 11th November 2021 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 11th November 2021 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 12th November 2021 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Cast
Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
James Northcote Andy
Mark Benton Fish Shop Frank
Shobna Gulati Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Alison Steadman Joyce
Rasmus Hardiker Psycho Pete
James Northcote Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ian Brown Writer
James Hendrie Writer
Production team
Gordon Kennedy Director
Gordon Kennedy Producer
Leon Chambers Editor
Sarah Tombling Production Manager

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