Tourist Information.

Too Much Information

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Jeff Rawle, Malcolm Tierney, Paul Barnhill, Liza Sadovy and Joannah Tincey.

Too Much Information

Radio sitcom about a Tourist Information Centre in Waft, a town with no tourist attractions whatsoever

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Jeff Rawle, Malcolm Tierney, Paul Barnhill, Liza Sadovy and Joannah Tincey
Writer
Neil Warhurst
Producer
Liz Webb

The ancient northern town of Waft appears in the Doomsday Book: "1 cow, diseased. Don't bother" and more recently in the Lonely Planet Guide: "Don't bother". It's twinned with a town near Chernobyl and is the perfect place to stop off on the way to Alton Towers to ask the way to Alton Towers - or to just use the toilet.

Tourist Information Centre Manager Warren, a passionate local history nut, is so sick of people just stopping off to spend a penny that he's taking a Zero Tolerance approach to visitors with his new leaflet "Enjoy the fascinating local area, or get lost". So tourists are somewhat rare. But local aristocrat on his uppers, Douglas Waft is desperate to swell numbers by any means - opening the Sylvia Plath Guesthouse and Beatrix Potter Tearooms even though neither ever set foot in Waft.

Warren is horrified at Douglas's distortions of Waft history and hopes that his new highly qualified Tourism Assistant Lucy will draw the crowds honestly. But city-girl Lucy has only taken the job for a quiet life after a breakdown, and is now caught in the crossfire of Warren's stultifying facts and Douglas's outrageous fictions!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th October 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 3rd November 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 15th November 2019 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra
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