Dave Against The Machine

Brand new sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Radio 4 stalwart and cult Come Dine With Me voiceover star Dave Lamb.

Dave Railings lives with his younger brother Jim in a bog standard first floor flat which has been customised with more surveillance and security equipment than the pentagon.

Dave kitted it out, Jim despises it and dreams of escaping.

Episodes

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02Angels From Outer Space20110602 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings continues and this week it's aliens.

When the post is delivered on time to the flat that Dave shares with his deeply frustrated younger brother Jim, Dave jumps to the conclusion that their usual, rubbish postman must have been replaced by an alien clone. Jim is initially dismayed, but then realises that Dave's fear of being abducted by aliens (again) gives him his best opportunity yet to escape his disturbed older brother.

Meanwhile community police officers Nigel and Geoff find themselves on duty at a dating march for single people, where the abuse they start to get from the public drives Geoff to drink. And if that wasn't bad enough for Nigel, it seems as if the guvnor has a thing for him. Belly laughs and plot twists as Dave Railings attempts to save the public from its own ignorance and foil an intergalactic scavenger's bid to stockpile human DNA. The truth is out there... possibly.

Cast:

Dave Railings - Dave Lamb

Jim Railings - Jim North

Nigel Spikes....Nick Walker

Geoff Brown....Richie Webb

Callious - Carrie Quinlan

Written by Dave Lamb

Script edited by Anil Gupta

Directed by Adam Tandy

Produced by Richie Webb

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

03The Bilderberg Group20110609 (BBC7)
20140923 (BBC7)

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings continues and this week he's wrestling with the Bilderberg Group.

The Bilderberg Group are an elite council of the world's most powerful industrialists and politicians who secretly rule the world. They meet once a year in a different highly secured five star hotel and this year Dave's convinced that they're meeting near the high security flat he shares with his frustrated younger brother Jim.

Dave's suspicions are further aroused when a girl Jim's met just a few hours earlier invites herself round. Meanwhile, community police officers Nigel and Geoff are investigating a series of car thefts, no-one's asked them to, they're just doing it because Nigel's convinced that this is the case that'll finally win them a place on the police force proper. A car-jacking rollercoaster ride of an adventure pits Dave against the Bilderberg Group in a battle he simply has to win... that's assuming the Bilderberg Group actually exists.

Cast:

Dave Railings - Dave Lamb

Jim Railings....Jim North

Nigel Spikes....Nick Walker

Geoff Brown....Richie Webb

Katie Jones....Carrie Quinlan

Written by Dave Lamb

Script edited by Anil Gupta

Directed by Adam Tandy

Produced by Richie Webb

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

04 LASTThe Tramp Who Would Be Queenie20110616 (BBC7)
20140930 (BBC7)

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings reaches its conclusion with the return to public life of Princess Diana...well possibly.

When Dave's deeply frustrated younger brother Jim invites a homeless person to come and live in their highly secured flat so that he can impress a charity worker he fancies, Dave becomes convinced that the homeless person in question is actually Princess Diana who is desperately in need of his help.

At the same time community police officers Nigel Spikes and Geoff Brown find themselves bottom of the arrests league table and Nigel hits upon the idea of rounding up the homeless in order to propel them towards mid-table respectability. Another hectic romp through half-truths and false assumptions sees four grown men battle to seal the fate of a woman who calls herself Queenie, and culminates in a way that no-one saw coming, not even the deeply paranoid Dave.

Cast:

Dave Railings - Dave Lamb

Jim Railings....Jim North

Nigel Spikes....Nick Walker

Geoff Brown....Richie Webb

Queenie/Jill - Jess Robinson

Written by Dave Lamb

Script edited by Anil Gupta

Directed by Adam Tandy

Produced by Richie Webb

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0101Come Oily Bombs20110526 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

Brand new sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Radio 4 stalwart and cult Come Dine With Me voiceover star Dave Lamb.

Dave Railings lives with his younger brother Jim in a bog standard first floor flat which has been customised with more surveillance and security equipment than the pentagon. Dave kitted it out, Jim despises it and dreams of escaping.

In Episode One Jim casually mentions that he's been unable to buy any cooking oil. From this Dave manages to deduce that the town is under imminent threat from a dirty bomb attack. And when Jim also lets slip that he's going on a date with an Arabic woman called Hannan who he's only just met, Dave becomes convinced that he's in a desperate race against time to save the lives of everyone within a two hundred mile radius.

Fast-paced, laugh out loud, convoluted romp focussing on one man's over-reaction to the Climate of Fear...or is it an over-reaction?

Cast:

Dave Railings - Dave Lamb

Jim Railings - Jim North

Nigel Spikes....Nick Walker

Geoff Brown - Richie Webb

Hannan - Jess Robinson

Written by Dave Lamb

Script edited by Anil Gupta

Directed by Adam Tandy

Produced by Richie Webb

A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0101Come Oily Bombs20110526

Brand new sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings, written by and starring Radio 4 stalwart and cult Come Dine With Me voiceover star Dave Lamb.

Dave Railings lives with his younger brother Jim in a bog standard first floor flat which has been customised with more surveillance and security equipment than the pentagon.

Dave kitted it out, Jim despises it and dreams of escaping.In Episode One Jim casually mentions that he's been unable to buy any cooking oil.

From this Dave manages to deduce that the town is under imminent threat from a dirty bomb attack.

And when Jim also lets slip that he's going on a date with an Arabic woman called Hannan who he's only just met, Dave becomes convinced that he's in a desperate race against time to save the lives of everyone within a two hundred mile radius.

Fast-paced, laugh out loud, convoluted romp focussing on one man's over-reaction to the Climate of Fear...or is it an over-reaction?

0102Angels From Outer Space20110602

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings continues and this week it's aliens.

When the post is delivered on time to the flat that Dave shares with his deeply frustrated younger brother Jim, Dave jumps to the conclusion that their usual, rubbish postman must have been replaced by an alien clone.

Jim is initially dismayed, but then realises that Dave's fear of being abducted by aliens (again) gives him his best opportunity yet to escape his disturbed older brother.

Meanwhile community police officers Nigel and Geoff find themselves on duty at a dating march for single people, where the abuse they start to get from the public drives Geoff to drink.

And if that wasn't bad enough for Nigel, it seems as if the guvnor has a thing for him.

Belly laughs and plot twists as Dave Railings attempts to save the public from its own ignorance and foil an intergalactic scavenger's bid to stockpile human DNA.

The truth is out there...possibly.

0103The Bilderberg Group20110609

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings continues and this week he's wrestling with the Bilderberg Group.

The Bilderberg Group are an elite council of the world's most powerful industrialists and politicians who secretly rule the world.

They meet once a year in a different highly secured five star hotel and this year Dave's convinced that they're meeting near the high security flat he shares with his frustrated younger brother Jim.

Dave's suspicions are further aroused when a girl Jim's met just a few hours earlier invites herself round.

Meanwhile, community police officers Nigel and Geoff are investigating a series of car thefts, no-one's asked them to, they're just doing it because Nigel's convinced that this is the case that'll finally win them a place on the police force proper.

A car-jacking rollercoaster ride of an adventure pits Dave against the Bilderberg Group in a battle he simply has to win...

that's assuming the Bilderberg Group actually exists.

0104 LASTThe Tramp Who Would Be Queenie20110616

Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy theorist Dave Railings reaches its conclusion with the return to public life of Princess Diana...well possibly.

When Dave's deeply frustrated younger brother Jim invites a homeless person to come and live in their highly secured flat so that he can impress a charity worker he fancies, Dave becomes convinced that the homeless person in question is actually Princess Diana who is desperately in need of his help.

At the same time community police officers Nigel Spikes and Geoff Brown find themselves bottom of the arrests league table and Nigel hits upon the idea of rounding up the homeless in order to propel them towards mid-table respectability.

Another hectic romp through half-truths and false assumptions sees four grown men battle to seal the fate of a woman who calls herself Queenie, and culminates in a way that no-one saw coming, not even the deeply paranoid Dave.