John Gordon Sinclair.

The Recordist

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2010. Stars John Gordon Sinclair, Sharon Horgan, Gemma Jones, Ed Weeks, Fergus Craig, Nick Mohammed and Phyllida Nash.

The Recordist

John Gordon Sinclair stars in this dark comedy about a surveillance expert who discovers his wife is having an affair

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
John Gordon Sinclair, Sharon Horgan, Gemma Jones, Ed Weeks, Fergus Craig, Nick Mohammed and Phyllida Nash
Writer
Sean Grundy
Director
Alison Crawford
Producer
Alison Crawford

Stuart is a freelance surveillance expert who teaches "covert information gathering" to new intelligence recruits.

As part of his work he "bugs" friends and family, including his wife, Penny. When he discovers that she's having an affair with a man called Neil, his work colleague, Ren, offers her own skills in "enhanced interview techniques" to help, but Stuart declines.

He realises that the secret affair could make an engaging teaching aid. Initially, his students are slightly unsettled but very intrigued. The affair becomes the main focus of the curriculum, and the group study how to bug all manner of difficult situations, such as an impromptu hotel room, a car in a field, a busy nightclub and a hot-air balloon. But Penny feels terrible about the affair and, when Stuart discovers emotions deeply buried, things soon spiral out of control.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 18th May 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 25th August 2017 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra