The Cornwell Estate. Phil Cornwell. Copyright: Curtains For Radio / BBC.

The Cornwell Estate

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 10 episodes (2 series), 2008 - 2010. Stars Phil Cornwell, Tony Gardner, Daisy Haggard and Abigail Hollick.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Dave Kafka

The Cornwell Estate. Phil Cornwell. Copyright: Curtains For Radio / BBC.
Dave Kafka has just been inside for a stretch and has now moved in with his grandfather, Syd, a big London gangster in the Sixties. However, as Dave swaggers around the estate telling people he's been doing "jobs" that he heard about inside, he gets an unwelcome visit from a job seekers allowance officer threatening to stop his benefit.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 17th December 2008
BBC Radio 4
15 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Phil Cornwell Ensemble Actor
    Tony Gardner Ensemble Actor
    Daisy Haggard Ensemble Actor
    Guest cast
    Felix Dexter Ensemble Actor
    Geoffrey Hutchings Ensemble Actor
    Alan Perrin Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Andrew McGibbon Writer
    Nick Romero Writer (Additional Material)
    Jonathan Ruffle Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Andrew McGibbon Director


    The Cornwell Estate - Dave Kafka

    A video to accompany the radio series. Dave Kafka says he's done time and heard about some big jobs while inside. Trouble is, Social have heard about his 'jobs' and they stop his benefit.

    Click 'watch in HD' for a better picture. The second part of the episode is here

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    Featuring: Phil Cornwell.


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