Burning Money
The Great Squanderland Roof

The Great Squanderland Roof

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2012
  • 1 episode

Comedy drama exploring modern economics, asking what happens when a structure that's too big to fail finally fails. Stars Rory Keenan, Dermot Crowley, James Lailey, Adjoa Andoh, Clare Corbett and Stephanie Flanders

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2012
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Rory Keenan, Dermot Crowley, James Lailey, Adjoa Andoh, Clare Corbett and Stephanie Flanders
Writer
Julian Gough
Director
Di Speirs
Producer
Di Speirs
Companies

Julian Gough's comedy explores modern economics and asks what happens when a structure that's too big to fail finally fails.

Jude lives in a henhouse with no roof, in the bankrupt Republic of Squanderland. Purchased at the height of the credit bubble, his henhouse has been rated the asset in Europe most likely to default. To solve this small but symbolic problem and restore confidence in the markets, Europe's leaders need a plan.

Putting a roof on Jude's henhouse escalates out of control and soon they are committed to building a roof over the entire country. To the horror of Europe's bankers and politicians, Jude comes up with a dramatic - and rather romantic - solution to the Eurozone crisis.

The cast includes Rory Keenan as Jude, in his debut BBC Radio role; and Stephanie Flanders, the BBC's Economics Editor, as herself.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th February 2012 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Monday 14th July 2014 at 2:15pm on Radio 4

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