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The Great Squanderland Roof

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Rory Keenan, Dermot Crowley, James Lailey, Adjoa Andoh, Clare Corbett and Stephanie Flanders.

The Great Squanderland Roof

Comedy drama exploring modern economics, asking what happens when a structure that's too big to fail finally fails

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

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.

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