House On Fire

Vicky and Matt, previously strangers, have decided to buy a house together in these credit crunch times.

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0101Moving In2010010720100324
20131104 (BBC7)
20131105 (BBC7)

Comedy by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

It's day one, and only one person can have the spacious top bedroom. Who will get it, and what are they prepared to do to secure it?

Vicky....Emma Pierson

Matt....Jody Latham

Col Bill....Rupert Vansittart

Julie....Janine Duvitski

Peter....Philip Jackson

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult.

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Vicky and Matt were strangers until they bought a house. Who gets the spacious bedroom?

It's day one, and only one person can have the spacious top bedroom.

Who will get it, and what are they prepared to do to secure it?

0102Party2010011420100331
20131111 (BBC7)
20131112 (BBC7)

Vicky and Matt have pooled their resources to buy a house together.

Things have not been going too smoothly - in fact, they haven't been going smoothly at all. But will a house-warming party settle their differences and put them back on track towards a harmonious co-ownership?

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - JODY LATHAM

Col. Bill - RUPERT VANSITTART

Julie - JANINE DUVITSKI

Peter - PHILIP JACKSON

Donny - Sebastian Cardinal

Wendy - Sophie Black

With Fergus Craig & Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Vicky and Matt are having a housewarming. Can he manage to send out the invitations?

Vicky and Matt decide to have a housewarming party.

A simple split of duties leaves Matt in charge of sending the invitations and Vicky doing everything else.

Surely Matt can get one thing right?

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult.

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine.

0103Neighbourhood Watch2010012120100407
20131118 (BBC7)
20131119 (BBC7)

Vicky and Matt are continuing in their struggles to co-habit in harmony but things are not helped by some late night disturbances by some troublesome youths. Vicky decides to take action by forming Hogarth Road's first neighborhood watch scheme.

Matt is spectacularly uninterested until He's met Lindsay from down the road. Lindsay is a glamour model and Matt suddenly discovers his sense of social duty.

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - JODY LATHAM

Col. Bill - RUPERT VANSITTART

Julie - JANINE DUVITSKI

Peter - PHILIP JACKSON

Lindsey - Kellie Shirley

With Fergus Craig, Colin Hoult & Ned Leadbeater

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

After trouble with some local youths, Vicky sets up a neighborhood watch scheme.

Matt is completely uninterested - until, that is, he meets Lindsay, a glamour model from down the road, and suddenly discovers his sense of social duty.

With Fergus Craig, Colin Hoult and Ned Leadbeater.

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine

Matt is uninterested in Vicky's neighbourhood watch scheme until he meets a glamour model.

0104Emergency2010012820100414
20131125 (BBC7)
20131126 (BBC7)

"EMERGENCY"

Another visit to Hogarth Road, where Matt and Vicky continue in their attempts to live together in tranquillity - a tranquillity guaranteed to be disturbed when the bills don't get paid. Is life worth living when the phone gets cut off?

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - JODY LATHAM

Col. Bill - RUPERT VANSITTART

Donny - Sebastian Cardinal

With Fergus Craig & Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Paying bills seems such a bore and mainly irrelevant - until the phone gets cuts off, that is.

Matt hasn't got any money but has to prove to Vicky that the land line has to be restored at all costs.

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine

Matt and Vicky learn the consequences of ignoring their bills when the phone gets cut off.

0105Filth2010020420100421
20131202 (BBC7)
20131203 (BBC7)

"Filth"

A return to Hogarth Road to see how Vicky and Matt are getting on with their house-sharing arrangements. Unfortunately they are having a slight disagreement over who should do the clearing up. In fact, the only thing they do agree on is that no one should do the clearing up. So what do you do when the very last bowl has been used up?

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - JODY LATHAM

Julie - JANINE DUVITSKI

Peter - PHILIP JACKSON

Donny - Sebastian Cardinal

With Fergus Craig & Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

When Matt refuses to do his share of cleaning around the flat, Vicky decides to down mops.

When Matt refuses to do his fair share of cleaning around the flat, Vicky decides to down mops.

As the dirt gathers, so do the flies.

Is this the ideal scenario for Vicky to introduce her new boyfriend?

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine

0106 LASTHot Water2010021120100428
20131209 (BBC7)
20131210 (BBC7)

It's up to Vicky to get the boiler fixed, even if it means seducing the boiler repair man.

Episode title: Hot Water

A final dose of house-sharing hell with the last in the current series of 'House on Fire'. Vicky and Matt's boiler's on the blink but fixing it seems likely to get them into even more hot water.

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - JODY LATHAM

Col. Bill - RUPERT VANSITTART

Julie - JANINE DUVITSKI

Peter - PHILIP JACKSON

With Fergus Craig & Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill & Dan Hine

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

The boiler's on the blink - baths are a no-go and showers are rationed.

Matt decides that Vicky will have to do everything in her power to get the boiler fixed, even if it means offering herself to the boiler repair man.

With Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Directed by Clive Brill and Dan Hine.

0201Loan2011080420150212 (BBC7)

The return of House on Fire. Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman. Vicky (Emma Pierson) and Matt (Jody Latham) are two of the most unlikely people to buy a house together.

When Matt's plans for winning the Spanish lottery go awry he is forced to borrow money from his flat mate, Vicky. Unfortunately, Matt fails to read the small print and the penalty for late payment involves a painful process involving toe torture. Meanwhile - Vicky has set her father up on a blind date - with seriously unforeseen consequences.

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter - Philip Jackson

Julie - Janine Duvitski

Kelly - Kellie Shirley

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

When Matt's plans for winning the Spanish lottery go awry he is forced to borrow money from his flat mate, Vicky.

Unfortunately, Matt fails to read the small print and the penalty for late payment involves a painful process involving toe torture.

Meanwhile - Vicky has set her father up on a blind date - with seriously unforeseen consequences.

0202Love2011081120150219 (BBC7)

The return of House on Fire. Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman. Vicky (Emma Pierson) and Matt (Jody Latham) are two of the most unlikely people to buy a house together.

Matt discovers an entirely original use for Vicky's coat-hangers whilst Vicky bumps into an old boyfriend and finds herself compelled to invite him and his fiancee round for dinner.

In a desperate attempt to hang on to her pride - Vicky feels compelled to provide herself with her own love interest. In the absence of any suitable candidates - Matt will have to do.

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter....Philip Jackson

Julie - Janine Duvitski

Conchita - Kellie Shirley

Martin - Colin Hoult

TV show host/pet shop owner - Fergus Craig

Waiter - Chris Sussmann

TV show contestant - Joanne Ryan

Additional characters will be played by Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Produced by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

In a desperate attempt to hang on to her pride - Vicky feels compelled to provide herself with her own love interest.

In the absence of any suitable candidates - Matt will have to do.

0203Quarantine2011081820150226 (BBC7)

The return of the comedy radio series written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

In her job as legal secretary, Vicky rarely finds herself in a courtroom. That is - until she decides to defend her father on a charge of International War crimes.

Meanwhile, Matt's parents have decided to go on a world tour just as Matt contracts a horrible flu. Desperate to avoid catching anything from Matt, Vicky agrees to a number of disturbing household duties - just as long as he agrees to never set foot outside his room.

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter - Philip Jackson

Julie - Janine Duvitski

Gerald - Clive Brill

Sir Nicholas - Nick Sampson

Additional characters played by Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

In her job as legal secretary, Vicky rarely finds herself in a courtroom.

That is - until she decides to defend her father on a charge of International War crimes.

Meanwhile, Matt's parents have decided to go on a world tour just as Matt contracts a horrible flu.

Desperate to avoid catching anything from Matt, Vicky agrees to a number of disturbing household duties - just as long as he agrees to never set foot outside his room.

0204Makeover2011082520150305 (BBC7)

Vicky decides she needs a new body and where better to get one than down the local gym. One session with Hans - a man who put the boot into camp - is enough to convince her she never wants to go back. But Hans has other ideas.

Meanwhile, Matt's parent have other ideas about restructuring their lives -

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter....Philip Jackson

Julie - Janine Duvitski

Hans - Stephen Mangan

Receptionist - Kellie Shirley

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Vicky decides she needs a new body and where better to get one than down the local gym.

One session with hans - a man who put the boot into camp - is enough to convince her she never wants to go back.

but hans has other ideas.

0205Haunting2011090120150312 (BBC7)

The return of the comedy series written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

Vicky has invested in a top of the range kitchen blender and Matt feels compelled to put its claim to blend anything to the test. Meanwhile, all is not going well with Vicky's father's new girlfriend. Kelly has been acting suspiciously and Colonel Bill has come to the conclusion she must be having an affair. Commando tactics are called for - along with some help from the spiritual world.

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt - Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter....Philip Jackson

Kelly....Kellie Shirley

Additional characters are played by Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Vicky has invested in a top of the range kitchen blender and Matt feels compelled to put its claim to blend anything to the test.

Meanwhile, all is not going well with Vicky's father's new girlfriend.

Kelly has been acting suspiciously and Colonel Bill has come to the conclusion she must be having an affair.

Commando tactics are called for - along with some help from the spiritual world.

0206Death2011090820150319 (BBC7)

The return of the comedy series written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

Times are hard and the mortgage is overdue. Matt and Vicky believe the only logical thing to do is to fake Matt's death and claim on the insurance. Meanwhile, Colonel Bill receives an offer he absolutely cannot refuse -from The Queen.

Cast:

Vicky - Emma Pierson

Matt.... Jody Latham

Colonel Bill - Rupert Vansittart

Peter - Philip Jackson

Julie - Janine Duvitski

Hans....Stephen Mangan

Insurance/Driving Instructor/

Royal Attendant/Priest - Colin Hoult

Additional characters will be played by Colin Hoult

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0206 LASTDeath20110908

The return of the comedy series written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman.

Times are hard and the mortgage is overdue.

Matt and Vicky believe the only logical thing to do is to fake Matt's death and claim on the insurance.

Meanwhile, Colonel Bill receives an offer he absolutely cannot refuse -from The Queen.

0301Marriage20130522

A new series with Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

Cast:

Vicky....Emma Pierson

Matt....Jody Latham

Peter....Philip Jackson

Julie....Janine Duvitski

Colonel Bill....Rupert Vansittart

Registrar....Jane Slavin

Other parts played by Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult.

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0302Camping20130529

A new series with Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

Episode 2:

Vicky decides to dust down her girl guide badges and go camping with friends. But her original plans for camping buddies don't quite work out.

Cast:

Vicky....Emma Pierson

Matt....Jody Latham

Peter....Philip Jackson

Julie....Janine Duvitski

Colonel Bill....Rupert Vansittart

Man on Radio /

Camping store man....Colin Hoult

Shopkeeper....Fergus Craig

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0303Crime20130605

A new series with Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

After looking at the latest crime statistics, Vicky decides to learn self-defence. But she doesn't expect to see Matt's mother at the same class.

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0304Kosher20130612

A new series with Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

After watching Fiddler on the Roof for the first time, Matt decides to convert to Judaism. As the house goes kosher, Vicky takes evasive action.

With Special Guest, Henry Goodman, as Rabbi Schulman.

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0305Baby20130619

A new series with Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

After Matt agrees to look after his mate's baby, Vicky decides to borrow it to become a "single mother". She's certain it will help with her up-coming pay review.

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0306 LASTBirthday20130626

A final visit in the current series to Matt and Vicky, the two flatmates who love to hate to love each other - with the usual mixture of somewhat hapless situations brought about by their inability to live in the real world, or indeed with each other.

They are aided and abused as ever by their less than loving parents, who can always be relied upon to wash their hands of any responsibility.

It's Vicky's birthday and she plans a celebratory dinner with a few close friends. But the final guest list doesn't go as planned.

With Special Guest, Henry Goodman, as Gerald.

Written by Dan Hine and Chris Sussman

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.