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Don't Start, Series 1 Episode 4 of 4

Celery rears its ugly head again as Neil attempts his Androcles and the lion tactic when making tea, and Kim admits she has grievance nostalgia.

What do long term partners really argue about? Sharp new comedy from Frank Skinner. A masterclass in the great art of arguing. Starring Frank Skinner and Katherine Parkinson.

Well observed, clever and funny, Don't Start is a scripted comedy with a deceptively simple premise - an argument. Each week, our couple fall out over another apparently trivial flashpoint - a text from a friend, a trilby and a bad night's sleep. Each week, the stakes mount as Neil and Kim battle with words. But these are no ordinary arguments. The two outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references (Androcles and the Lion pop up at one point) and razor sharp analysis of their beloved's weaknesses.

Neil ..... Frank Skinner
Kim ...... Katherine Parkinson

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

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13 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Jun 2015 22:30

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Role Contributor
NeilFrank Skinner
KimKatherine Parkinson
WriterFrank Skinner
ProducerPolly Thomas
DirectorPolly Thomas