Main content

The Third Way

Episode 1 of 6

Fiona tries Barney's theory to put the spark back. Love, marriage and despair for three couples. Stars Jack Docherty. From 2016.

Fiona road tests Barney's theory about how to put the spark back in your marriage, much to Barney's annoyance.

Meanwhile Evan is housebound, sitting in a rubber ring after breaking his coccyx. And David is worried his memory is failing, and he's trying everything under the sun to improve it.

Third series of Jack Docherty's sitcom about three marriages in various states of disrepair.


Couple number 1: Jack Docherty as Barney and Kerry Godliman as Cathy
Couple number 2: John Thomson as Evan and Fiona Allen as Fiona
Couple number 3: Charlie Higson as David and Laura Aikman as Alice.

The set up: Barney and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows, Evan and Fiona's marriage is one big, noisy argument and David is old enough to be Alice's father.

Start/Stop follows the story of these three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships. The show is warm, smart and funny, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2016..

11 days left to listen

28 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Nov 2019 05:30

More episodes


You are at the first episode

See all episodes from Start/Stop


Role Contributor
Barney Jack Docherty
Cathy Kerry Godliman
Evan John Thomson
Fiona Fiona Allen
David Charlie Higson
Alice Laura Aikman
Producer Claire Jones
Writer Jack Docherty