Thom Tuck.

Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Thom Tuck, Amy Butterworth and Ben Handysides.

Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD

Thom Tuck guides us through straight-to-DVD Disney movies and tales of heartbreak from childhood and beyond

2012 - 2013
BBC Radio 4
5   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Thom Tuck, Amy Butterworth and Ben Handysides
Thom Tuck
Lianne Coop

Thom Tuck has watched every straight-to-DVD Disney movie so we don't have to.

These underrated gems, perhaps rightfully ignored and forgotten, mirror the failures in his own relationships with women he has loved too often and too soon.

He recounts this journey as the joy of Disney is juxtaposed with true tales of heartbreak from childhood and beyond.

It's a show with a huge heart, all about heartbreak in various forms - the perfect prescription for Valentine's Day.

This is a radio adaptation of Thom Tuck's debut solo show, which was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Comedy Awards in Edinburgh 2011.

Following the success of the pilot, a series is now in development. Tuck will turn his attention to other genres of Straight to DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from his own life experience, backed by a house band providing a suitable movie score. Expect themes such as Bodyswap, Bollywood and Steven Seagal.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 14th February 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 12th April 2019 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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