Stop/Start. Image shows from L to R: Evan (John Thomson), Rob (Jack Docherty). Copyright: BBC.

Stop/Start

BBC One sitcom. 1 pilot in 2016. Stars Laura Aikman, Jack Docherty, Kerry Godliman, Sarah Hadland, Nigel Havers and John Thomson.

Stop/Start. Image shows from L to R: David (Nigel Havers), Georgy (Laura Aikman), Rob (Jack Docherty), Cathy (Kerry Godliman), Fiona (Sarah Hadland), Evan (John Thomson). Copyright: BBC.

Stop/Start

Sitcom about three marriages in various states of disrepair, written by and starring Jack Docherty

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Laura Aikman, Jack Docherty, Kerry Godliman, Sarah Hadland, Nigel Havers and John Thomson
Writer
Jack Docherty
Director
Ben Kellett
Producer
Rosemary McGowan

Stop/Start is a sitcom about three marriages in various states of disrepair, written by and starring Jack Docherty.

The premise is based on the Radio 4 show Start/Stop, in which the characters speak their inner-thoughts directly to the audience.

Rob and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows. Evan and Fiona's marriage is one big, noisy argument punctuated by noisy, makeup sex.
David and Georgy have just moved in next door, he's in his 60s she's in her 30s and everyone loves Georgy. Except other women.

Stop/Start follows the story of three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships. The BBC say: "It's warm, smart, funny and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again."

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse 2016

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th March 2016 on BBC One at 10:35pm
Episode length
30 minutes
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