Adam Riches and a cast of some of Sweden’s finest comedians star in Danny Robins’ comedy about an Englishman abroad. Recorded on location in Sweden.
In Danny Robins’ sitcom, Geoff (Adam Riches), persists in his efforts to assimilate in his new country. With Brexit looming, he has become a Swedish citizen, married his Swedish girlfriend , Linda (Sissela Benn) and their son, John (or Yon) is now old enough to start attending dagis (nursery school). But Geoff is still confused, entranced or infuriated by the unexpectedly Scandinavian on a daily basis. This year Geoff has to learn about conflicting attitudes towards health and safety, the perils of Pippi Longstocking and how to get ahead on the Swedish comedy circuit.
Last week, Geoff launched himself onto the job market. This week he struggles to get his head round the differences between British and Swedish attitudes to gender issues. His son wants to be a witch, his family accuse him of being a male chauvinist and his brother-in-law the Death Metal fan, Anders (Fredrik Andersson), is too frightened to ask the love of his life for a date.
Geoff: Adam Riches
Linda: Sissela Benn
Anders: Fredrik Andersson
Gunilla: Anna-Lena Bergelin
Sten: Thomas Oredsson
Mattias: Thomas Eriksson
John: Harry Nicolaou
Woman in Supermarket: Johanna Wagrell
Written by Danny Robins
Produced and directed by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4