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Reece in radio 4 sitcom

Postby MrsBeasley » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:28 pm

From chortle

League of gentlemen star Reece Shearsmith is about to star in a Radio 4 sitcom called Self-Storage, due to start on Septmber 29.

He will play Dave, a divorced man who loses his job and ends up living in a self storage unit.

The show also stars Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Heap and Susan Earl, and features an appearance by Phil Nichol.

Tom Collinson, who co-wrote the series with Barnaby Power, said: 'At one point I had to move my stuff into a storage unit in East London. It was horrible. A faceless, modern nightmare with rows of pods full of people’s lives.

‘Then I thought “I could live here”..’
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Postby a1tiptop » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:42 am

Can I just say, this is VERY VERY exciting! Now if only Mark would come back to Radio 4. No, scratch that, let's have all four Gents do something for radio again?
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Postby Tubby Little Titwitch » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:34 pm

Hear hear to that!

How exciting! Looking forwards to that a lot. Just hope that with all these new things and new Gents project he doesn't go all thin again, or we'll have to set up a postal campaign of pies and chocolate. :lol:
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RE:'Self-Storage' starts on 19th September...

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:41 am

Self-Storage Ep 1/6
Wednesday 19 September
11.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4


Self-Storage is a sitcom about Dave who, recently dismissed from his job and coming to terms with his marriage break-up, books a pod in a self-storage unit, intending to keep his life possessions there. However, when Dave realises that he hasn't arranged somewhere to stay, he is forced to store himself alongside his stuff.


The Storage Garden is run by Ron, a well-cultured security guard. Also a regular customer is Dave's neighbour, Geoff, who serves as a reminder to Dave of what people can become without regular social interaction. Dave's family, of course, attempts to help him out of his situation, with his sister, Rosie, doing somewhat better than his father. As Dave finds himself stuck in the world between real life and packing crates, he begins thinking back to the break-up of his marriage to Sarah.


Dave is played by Reece Shearsmith (best known as one-third of The League Of Gentlemen); security guard Ron by Tom Goodman-Hill; Dave's neighbour, Geoff, by Mark Heap; Dave's sister by Rosie Cavaliero; his father by Philip Jackson; and his wife, Sarah, by Susan Earl. Also appearing in the series are Phil Nichol and Nadia Kamil.

Self-Storage is written by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.

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Postby Emma_Tish-ue Shearsmith » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:41 pm

Thanks for that GTJW! Looks good, shame that it's on so late, but never mind.

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Postby MrsShearsmith » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:01 pm

Ooooh exciting! Mark Heap too! I loves him. Think I'll have to do it on Listen Again though, I'm too much of an old lady to be able to stay up until that time!
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Postby Tracy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:26 pm

Ooh, if it had been 29th I would have missed it... if it's 19th I'll def be listening in, yay! :) Cheers for the info, Debbie!

And Mark Heap, yes, another fan here! :wink:
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Postby Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:26 pm

Can't believe Phil Nichol is in it too. I shall give it a whirl when its on for sure :)
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Postby SailorEarth » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:52 pm

Is this likely to be downloadable for those who don't have access to said radio station? :P (I need to live in England, darn it!)
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Re: RE:'Self-Storage' starts on 19th September...

Postby ratgirl » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:44 pm

Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer wrote:Dave is played by Reece Shearsmith (best known as one-third of The League Of Gentlemen);


Most interesting here is the news that one of the Gents appears to have quit... ;)
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Re: RE:'Self-Storage' starts on 19th September...

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:45 pm

ratgirl wrote:
Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer wrote:Dave is played by Reece Shearsmith (best known as one-third of The League Of Gentlemen);


Most interesting here is the news that one of the Gents appears to have quit... ;)


Tsk, tsk...sloppy BBC press release :wink:
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Postby Tubby Little Titwitch » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:54 pm

You'd think they'd get their facts right, wouldn't you?! I mean, BBC broadcast their show for god's sake!

SE: It'll be on the website on Listen Again for about a week I think.
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Postby SailorEarth » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:41 am

Thanks TLT, I'll have to take a look when the time comes.
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'Self Storage' starts tonight...

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:24 am

From 'The Times'...

Self Storage. Radio 4, 11.15pm

'And then there is this, the first of six episodes of a sitcom about Dave (Reece Shearsmith) who, jobless and significant other-less, books some space in a storage unit in which to keep his belongings and then, because he has made no arrangements for himself, ends up living there -hence the title. Clever, right? Here he muses upon the futilities of life and pores over the entrails of his failed relationship while paying host to a series of comic visitors. It is a Beckettian examination of the parameters of solitude, with plenty of wry laughs, and God knows we could do with them these days.'
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Postby a1tiptop » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:02 pm

Is it possible that someone could tape this episode to MP3 for me? It'll be difficult to listen online due to the time difference.
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