Alistair McGowan
The Sharp End

The Sharp End

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2010
  • 1 pilot

Radio 2 sitcom pilot starring Alistair McGowan as a consumer affairs host from hell. Stars Alistair McGowan, Michelle Gomez, Ian Stone and Tom Craine.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Alistair McGowan, Michelle Gomez, Ian Stone and Tom Craine
Writers
Ian Stone and Tom Craine
Producer
Frank Stirling
Companies

Alistair McGowan stars as Anthony Sharp, the consumer affairs host from hell in this BBC Radio 2 comedy pilot.

Anthony is egocentric, vain, manipulative, misogynistic, crass, paranoid and a generally unpleasant man. As a result, he's enjoyed quite a promising media career.

But he still doesn't have the success he feels he deserves. Anthony is the much-loved presenter of the only - almost the only - consumer programme on the radio. But his nemesis has arrived... the show is to become a double-header and his new co-star is younger, more attractive and already more successful than him. And she's human as well.

Additional details

Part of

Radio 2's Comedy Showcase

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 5th June 2010 at 10pm on BBC Radio 2
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 8th January 2011 at 10:30pm on Radio 2

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