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Episode 5

Malcolm loses his registrar mojo when his ex-girlfriend arrives to register her marriage. Registry office sitcom stars David Schneider. From June 2012.

In this episode, Malcolm loses his registrar mojo when his ex-girlfriend Emma comes into the office to register her marriage while Lorna tries to introduce themed weddings.

'Births, Deaths and Marriages' is a new sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office, where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life.

Written by David Schneider ('The Day Today', 'I'm Alan Partridge'), he stars as chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's unmarried but why does he need to be? He's married thousands of women.

Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from Car Parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her marriage isn't just about love and romance, it's got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.

There's also the ever spiky Mary, geeky Luke who's worried he'll end up like Malcolm one day while ditzy Anita may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but as the only parent in the office, she's a mother to them all.

Malcolm ....... David Schneider
Lorna ....... Sarah Hadland
Anita ....... Sandy McDade
Luke ...... Russell Tovey
Mary ...... Sally Bretton
Richard, Male Dalek Voice, Bride's father .......Simon Greenall
Emma, Mrs Crawley ....... Jane Whittenshaw
Bride, female guest ....... Gina Peach

Producer: Simon Jacobs
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes