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The Bed-Sitting Room

4 Extra Debut. Spike Milligan and John Antrobus's post-apocalyptic, surrealist, comic tale. Starring Paul Merton and Catherine Tate. From December 2015.

Three years since the nuclear misunderstanding which led to the third world war ("and it's no idle boast when I remind you that this was the shortest world war on record... two minutes twenty eight seconds... including the signing of the Peace Treaty which is now on sale at Her Majesty's Stationery Office with a free T-shirt") survivors gather together on the former-streets of London. In amongst the rubble, Captain Kak and his fiancee Penelope find Lord Fortnum, who is convinced he's turning into a bed-sitting room. With property prices what they are, Kak should be on to a good thing.

This atmospheric, surrealist play was originally written by John Antrobus and Spike Milligan, and has been adapted for radio by John Antrobus and Paul Merton.

Music and FX by Jerry Peal.
Directed by Sam Michell.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 18 Apr 2018 03:00


Role Contributor
Captain Kak Paul Merton
Lord Fortnum Derek Jacobi
Mate Bernard Cribbins
Penelope Catherine Tate
The BBC Corrie Corfield
Mrs Ethel Skroake Suki Webster
The Vicar John Antrobus
Captain Sean Baker
Seaman Richard Pepple
Director Sam Michell
Producer Victoria Lloyd
Writer John Antrobus
Writer Spike Milligan
Adaptor John Antrobus
Adaptor Paul Merton


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