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Take Me Home, Country Roads

Rudy's Rare Records, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Granddad, father and son collide in this family sitcom set in a Birmingham record shop. Starring Lenny Henry.

Rudy Sharpe (Larrington Walker) owns an old record store in Birmingham - the last bastion of black music in Handsworth. When he suffers a 'heart attack', his neurotic, middle-aged, middle-class, divorcee son Adam (Lenny Henry) and 17-year-old grandson Richie (Joe Jacobs) come up from London to look after him.

Crammed together, living in the tiny flat above the shop, the three men are set to clash on a daily basis. While Rudy and Richie share a love of reggae and soul music, Adam is the odd one out - thanks to his tastes in classical music.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell from an original idea by Lenny Henry. Produced by Lucy Armitage.

The first of four series originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. From 2008.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 Feb 2014 23:00

Episode Playlist

Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica
Jimmy Cliff - Hard Road to Travel
Nicky Thomas - Love of the Common People
Dave & Ansi Collins - Monkey Spanner
Desmond Dekker - You Can Get It If You Really Want
Greyhound - Black and White
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse


Danny Robins

Writer Danny Robins takes you through the music featured in each episode.