Radio comedy starring Neil Pearson as a man recovering from a coma. This sitcom is based on writer Nigel Smith's own experiences
- 2006 - 2009
- BBC Radio 4
- 19 (3 series)
- Neil Pearson, Fiona Allen, Josie Lawrence and Leslie Ash
- Nigel Smith
- Gareth Edwards
A dark radio comedy about a man recovering from a coma.
In Series 1 and Series 2, Ben doesn't get out much... because he's in a coma. However, he does have an active imagination, a comfortable bed and his mum and wife at his side.
The 2009 special sees Ben spending time in a rehabilitation unit as he learns to speak and move again.
The forthcoming third series sees Ben, a newly disabled man, return home. People see Ben differently and he starts to see them differently, too.
Vent is an original comedy about how a life-threatening illness can change peoples lives. It is based on the writer's own experiences (in 2001 Nigel Smith was rushed to hospital with a brain lesion so big the radiologist thought the scan had been taken post-mortem - he has written about this in more detail in his best selling book).
- Production company
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 11th July 2006 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last new broadcast
- Tuesday 29th December 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last repeat
- Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra