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 4, Episode 1 - Carpe Leafletem

Recalcitrant Londoner Andy goads his easy-going Uncle Jeff into breathing new life into his electrical repair business. Thanks to the ensuing leaflet campaign, they encounter, among others, Flamford fish supremo Frank Bridgewater, alarmed café proprietor Joyce Rickles, ultra-professional hotel manager Dieter Schmidt, and the angriest woman in Flamford. Unfortunately for Jeff and Andy, the campaign is a roaring success.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th June 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Philip Jackson Uncle Jeff
Tom Palmer Andy Chambers
Guest cast
Alison Steadman Joyce Rickles
Mark Benton Frank Bridgewater
Rasmus Hardiker Dieter Schmidt
Shobna Gulati Angry Woman
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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