Unite. Image shows from L to R: Imogen (Claire Skinner), Gideon (Ivo Graham), Tony (Mark Steel), Ashley (Elliot Steel)


  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2020 - 2023
  • 11 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about class, compromise and step-sibling rivalry. Stars Mark Steel, Claire Skinner, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham, Ayesha Antoine and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Chicken Man

Ashley starts a new job promoting a local fried chicken restaurant, and after inadvertently stopping a jewellery heist, he becomes a national hero. Meanwhile, Gideon and Rebecca open up a vegan pop up cafe, Imogen holds a Jiu Jitsu class and Tony catches up with one of his old comrades from The Revolutionary Party for Working Workers (Marxist-Leninist).

Broadcast details

Wednesday 7th July 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th July 2021 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 14th July 2021 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 14th July 2021 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 15th July 2021 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Friday 9th December 2022 11:30am Radio 4

Cast & crew

Mark Steel Tony
Claire Skinner Imogen
Elliot Steel Ashley
Ivo Graham Gideon
Ayesha Antoine Rebecca
Guest cast
Ruth Bratt Eileen
Naz Osmanoglu Stefan
Jamali Maddix Cas
Dave Johns Len
Marcus Brigstocke Jeremy Vine
Olivia Lichtenstein Newsreader
Barry Castagnola Labour MP
Ruth Bratt Dorothy
Stefano Paolini Jacob
James Potter Young Boy
Nessa Eriksson Rachel
Writing team
Mark Steel Writer
Elliot Steel Writer
Barry Castagnola Writer
Ivo Graham Writer (Additional Material)
Claire Skinner Writer (Additional Material)
Ayesha Antoine Writer (Additional Material)
Ruth Bratt Writer (Additional Material)
Sian Harries Writer (Additional Material)
Barry Castagnola Writer (Additional Material)
Naz Osmanoglu Writer (Additional Material)
Marcus Brigstocke Writer (Additional Material)
Nessa Eriksson Writer (Additional Material)
Dave Johns Writer (Additional Material)
Olivia Lichtenstein Writer (Additional Material)
Jamali Maddix Writer (Additional Material)
Stefano Paolini Writer (Additional Material)
James Potter Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barry Castagnola Director
Barry Castagnola Producer
Mario Stylianides Executive Producer
Owen Pennington Composer
Jerry Peal Sound Designer

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