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01A Slight Admin Error20150105

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In this first episode, Smallbone learns to use his new human body and ends up taking on the CEO of Grapefruit, a powerful technology company that wants to knock down the local library to expand their store.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

01A Slight Admin Error20150105

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In this first episode, Smallbone learns to use his new human body and ends up taking on the CEO of Grapefruit, a powerful technology company that wants to knock down the local library to expand their store.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

02Pedal Power20150112

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In the second episode, Smallbone is set to lead the gang in staging a cycling protest against the building of a new multi-story car park. That is, if he doesn't get too distracted by the car showroom on the way to the protest.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

02Pedal Power20150112

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In the second episode, Smallbone is set to lead the gang in staging a cycling protest against the building of a new multi-story car park. That is, if he doesn't get too distracted by the car showroom on the way to the protest.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

03Would Like To Meet20150119

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In this third episode, Smallbone and the gang hold a speed dating event to raise money for the church roof. Will Smallbone find true love or, perhaps inevitably, make a complete hash of it?

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Cast:

Smallbone....Ardal O'Hanlon

God....Geoff McGivern

Tanya....Esther Smith

Toby....Mike Wozniak

Susan....Ruth Bratt

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

03Would Like To Meet20150119

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In this third episode, Smallbone and the gang hold a speed dating event to raise money for the church roof. Will Smallbone find true love or, perhaps inevitably, make a complete hash of it?

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Cast:

Smallbone....Ardal O'Hanlon

God....Geoff McGivern

Tanya....Esther Smith

Toby....Mike Wozniak

Susan....Ruth Bratt

Supporting Roles: Duncan Wisbey and Ruth Bratt

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

04Caution: Angel At Work20150126

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In the fourth episode, Smallbone gets a job in a supermarket and tries his hand at customer service. But when a fully automated, super-brain self-service checkout system threatens the workers' jobs, Smallbone finds himself leading the protest against the store.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

04Caution: Angel At Work20150126

New sitcom by Mark Daydy. Ardal O'Hanlon plays Smallbone - an idiot angel who's sent to earth to fix his mistakes.

In the fourth episode, Smallbone gets a job in a supermarket and tries his hand at customer service. But when a fully automated, super-brain self-service checkout system threatens the workers' jobs, Smallbone finds himself leading the protest against the store.

In 1885, God (Geoff McGivern) nodded off. In 2015, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God's plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression has been crammed into the last 130. No wonder we're all so stressed. We weren't even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550.

Not only that, but God's blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties - but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamed of - mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of 'reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression'. The problem is that Smallbone is the world's biggest fan - he loves modern technology and his new human body, and he becomes distracted by everything that he's meant to destroy. Especially escalators.

Written by Mark Daydy

Produced by Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.