Vent. Ben (Neil Pearson). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 19 episodes (3 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Neil Pearson, Fiona Allen, Josie Lawrence and Leslie Ash.

Series 3, Episode 6 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday at 11:30pm.

The Friday Play

This one-off, one-hour play charts Ben's gruesome experiences in a rehabilitation unit as he learns to speak and move again. This series is about the problems facing Ben, a newly disabled man, when he returns home. People see Ben differently and he starts to see them differently, too.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th November 2009
BBC Radio 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Neil Pearson Ben
Fiona Allen Mary
Josie Lawrence Mum
Leslie Ash Blitz
Guest cast
Robert Webb Naz
Rachel Isaac Ellie
Joanna Brookes Bitch Nurse
Matthew Kelly Karl
Matthew Kelly HG Wells
Laura Doddington Katy
Bruce Alexander Mr Arcola
Scarlett Milburn-Smith Bea
Writing team
Nigel Smith Writer
Production team
Gareth Edwards Producer

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