Dave Podmore's Superinjunction

As Dave Podmore prepares to give an after-dinner speech at Leicestershire Cricket Club, disaster strikes. Pod - usually the King of near the knuckle after dinner entertainment - has been afflicted by a terrible stammer which means 200 of Leicestershire Police Force's finest never get to hear the punchline to the joke about the gay giraffe at a Singles Bar.

From Mister Clutch openings to Aladdin at the Meatmarket Theatre in Droitwich, the work dries up and Pod resorts to desperate measures to get himself back in the public eye - namely, by keeping himself out of it.

Inspired by recent tabloid stories, Pod changes his name to The Sportsman Who Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons but the plan backfires when another sportsman is 'outed' and gets all the credit for Pod's misdeeds with Miss Scrumpy Jack in 2007.

But Pod goes one further and takes out a Super-injunction determined that, if the media won't besmirch him, he'll just have to besmirch himself and is set on breaking the super-injunction by naming himself, even though his actions could land him behind bars. His loyal follower Andy Hamer meanwhile vows to help Pod recover his ability to swear in an after dinner situation, by drawing on his expertise gleaned from frequent viewings of The King's Speech on Orange Wednesdays.

Will Andy's unconventional speech therapy methods cure Pod? And will Pod succeed in getting himself back in the spotlight as a 'trending topic' in the Twittersphere?

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As Dave Podmore prepares to give an after-dinner speech at Leicestershire Cricket Club, disaster strikes. Pod - usually the King of near the knuckle after dinner entertainment - has been afflicted by a terrible stammer which means 200 of Leicestershire Police Force's finest never get to hear the punchline to the joke about the gay giraffe at a Singles Bar.

From Mister Clutch openings to Aladdin at the Meatmarket Theatre in Droitwich, the work dries up and Pod resorts to desperate measures to get himself back in the public eye - namely, by keeping himself out of it.

Inspired by recent tabloid stories, Pod changes his name to The Sportsman Who Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons but the plan backfires when another sportsman is 'outed' and gets all the credit for Pod's misdeeds with Miss Scrumpy Jack in 2007.

But Pod goes one further and takes out a Super-injunction determined that, if the media won't besmirch him, he'll just have to besmirch himself and is set on breaking the super-injunction by naming himself, even though his actions could land him behind bars. His loyal follower Andy Hamer meanwhile vows to help Pod recover his ability to swear in an after dinner situation, by drawing on his expertise gleaned from frequent viewings of The King's Speech on Orange Wednesdays.

Will Andy's unconventional speech therapy methods cure Pod? And will Pod succeed in getting himself back in the spotlight as a 'trending topic' in the Twittersphere?

20111228

As Dave Podmore prepares to give an after-dinner speech at Leicestershire Cricket Club, disaster strikes. Pod - usually the King of near the knuckle after dinner entertainment - has been afflicted by a terrible stammer which means 200 of Leicestershire Police Force's finest never get to hear the punchline to the joke about the gay giraffe at a Singles Bar.

From Mister Clutch openings to Aladdin at the Meatmarket Theatre in Droitwich, the work dries up and Pod resorts to desperate measures to get himself back in the public eye - namely, by keeping himself out of it.

Inspired by recent tabloid stories, Pod changes his name to The Sportsman Who Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons but the plan backfires when another sportsman is 'outed' and gets all the credit for Pod's misdeeds with Miss Scrumpy Jack in 2007.

But Pod goes one further and takes out a Super-injunction determined that, if the media won't besmirch him, he'll just have to besmirch himself and is set on breaking the super-injunction by naming himself, even though his actions could land him behind bars. His loyal follower Andy Hamer meanwhile vows to help Pod recover his ability to swear in an after dinner situation, by drawing on his expertise gleaned from frequent viewings of The King's Speech on Orange Wednesdays.

Will Andy's unconventional speech therapy methods cure Pod? And will Pod succeed in getting himself back in the spotlight as a 'trending topic' in the Twittersphere?

As Dave Podmore prepares to give an after-dinner speech at Leicestershire Cricket Club, disaster strikes. Pod - usually the King of near the knuckle after dinner entertainment - has been afflicted by a terrible stammer which means 200 of Leicestershire Police Force's finest never get to hear the punchline to the joke about the gay giraffe at a Singles Bar.

From Mister Clutch openings to Aladdin at the Meatmarket Theatre in Droitwich, the work dries up and Pod resorts to desperate measures to get himself back in the public eye - namely, by keeping himself out of it.

Inspired by recent tabloid stories, Pod changes his name to The Sportsman Who Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons but the plan backfires when another sportsman is 'outed' and gets all the credit for Pod's misdeeds with Miss Scrumpy Jack in 2007.

But Pod goes one further and takes out a Super-injunction determined that, if the media won't besmirch him, he'll just have to besmirch himself and is set on breaking the super-injunction by naming himself, even though his actions could land him behind bars. His loyal follower Andy Hamer meanwhile vows to help Pod recover his ability to swear in an after dinner situation, by drawing on his expertise gleaned from frequent viewings of The King's Speech on Orange Wednesdays.

Will Andy's unconventional speech therapy methods cure Pod? And will Pod succeed in getting himself back in the spotlight as a 'trending topic' in the Twittersphere?

Written and performed by Christopher Douglas with Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Producer: Monica Long

A Hat Trick Production for BBC Radio 4.

Dave Podmore takes out a superinjunction in a bid to get himself back in the spotlight.