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Turf Wars

Turf Wars

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2011
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

A series of comic plays about territory, staring James Fleet, Nigel Planer and Katherine Parkinson. Stars James Fleet, Joanna Monro, Jonathan Coy, Joseph Kloska, Leah Brotherhead and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Losing The Plot

Timid Edward decides to by an allotment to get close to the attractive Amanda, but has to deal with ferocious site manager Bernie. Stars James Fleet, Joanna Monro and Jonathan Coy.

Further details

In the first of four comedies, James Fleet stars as a timid man who confronts mindless bureaucracy in Nick Warburton's Losing The Plot.

As he is passing a local allotment, Edward, a bashful man, speaks to an attractive plot owner, Amanda. He decides there and then that he too must apply for a plot. But doing so involves an interview with ferocious site manager Bernie, who runs the allotments with military rigour.

It's all looking unlikely until Edward reveals that his father was a local landscape horticulturalist, one Bernie has admired all his life. Edward joins the site, but it is only then that he springs a surprise on Bernie - one that leads to explosive confrontation.

The cast features James Fleet as Edward, Joanna Monro as Amanda and Jonathan Coy as Bernie.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th March 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 7th January 2013 11:30am Radio 4
Monday 28th September 2015 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 28th September 2015 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 29th September 2015 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 10th March 2018 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 11th January 2021 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 11th January 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 12th January 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 13th October 2022 7:00am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 13th October 2022 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 14th October 2022 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 15th October 2022 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

James Fleet Edward
Joanna Monro Amanda
Jonathan Coy Bernie
Writing team
Nick Warburton Writer
Production team
Peter Kavanagh Producer

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