On The Blog

Radio 2's new comedy series about how computers and the internet are gradually infiltrating every aspect of people's lives.

Both a sitcom and a wicked satire of the internet's many absurdities, On The Blog's 'hero' is Andrew Glasgow, the assiduous keeper of a 'blog'.

Part confessional and part performance, blogging has been heralded as the biggest revolution in journalism since the invention of radio but, as Andrew demonstrates, it's really just a jamboree for the kind of people who write round-robins at Christmas and also a massive repository of staircase wit.

Andrew blogs obsessively about his life and loves.

In his case, this is a collection of military war-gaming enthusiasts, some tiny painted pewter soldiers, his terrifying Czech mother and the mysterious Mr Demjanjuk.

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0101You Can't Hurry Love2007050320070505
20090416 (R2)

Radio 2's new comedy series about how computers and the internet are gradually infiltrating every aspect of people's lives.

Both a sitcom and a wicked satire of the internet's many absurdities, On The Blog's 'hero' is Andrew Glasgow, the assiduous keeper of a 'blog'.

Part confessional and part performance, blogging has been heralded as the biggest revolution in journalism since the invention of radio but, as Andrew demonstrates, it's really just a jamboree for the kind of people who write round-robins at Christmas and also a massive repository of staircase wit.

Andrew blogs obsessively about his life and loves.

In his case, this is a collection of military war-gaming enthusiasts, some tiny painted pewter soldiers, his terrifying Czech mother and the mysterious Mr Demjanjuk.When military wargaming blogger Andrew Glasgow seeks true love online, he ends up with a few rather nasty surprises.

0102The First Casualty Of War2007051020070512
20090423 (R2)

Andrew Glasgow fights to clear his name after a series of controversial rumours about him are posted online.

0103An Englishman's Home2007051720070519
20090430 (R2)

Andrew's mother puts the house on the market, but Andrew does his best to put off the prospective buyers.

0104A Darned Close-run Thing2007052420070526
20090507 (R2)

Wargaming blogger Andrew Glasgow does some online research into his family history and is reunited with an old school flame.

0105Into The Valley Of Debt2007053120090514

Andrew faces a frantic battle to earn some money after mistakenly ordering a full size Napoleonic-era cannon piece from the website E-buy.

Andrew faces a frantic battle to earn some money after mistakenly ordering a full size Napoleonic-era cannon piece from an online auction site.

0106 LASTThe Long March Home2007060720090521

Seasonal transport chaos leaves blogger Andrew Glasgow stuck on a train with only his laptop and the great British public for company.

0201Virgins And Philistines2008053120100612

A chance online encounter leads Andrew to the bright lights of London in search of true love and cagoules.

0202Operation Chastise2008060720100619

Andrew's blossoming love-life is thrown into turmoil by a perilous mission over Nazi Germany's industrial heartland.

0203Love And Grenades (are Many Splintered Things)2008061420100626

In the third episode, the Glasgow's holiday in Bosnia and Milena's romantic pursuit of a mysterious stranger jeopardise the region's fragile peace.

0204A Darned Close Run Thing2008062120100703

In the fourth episode, Milena is hospitalised after a violent allergic reaction and Andrew's obsessive laptop use at her bedside causes IT chaos.

0205Del Du Jour2008062820100710

Andrew's attempt to undermine the latest media blogging sensation by uncovering their true identity ends in red cheeks all round.

0206 LASTIt's A Pc World20080705

Andrew finds himself at the centre of a media storm after an apparently incriminating file is found on his computer.

03012010011420110115

Another chance to hear the third series of Radio 2's sitcom starring Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor.

A shocking new dawn has broken in the world of Andrew Glasgow (Andy Taylor). He's finally severed ties with his terrifying Sudeten-Czech mother (Caroline Quentin) and decided to move out of home. At the tender age of '38 and three halves' the war-gaming blogger faces the biggest battle of his life so far - he needs to find a job.

Join the nation's favourite historical re-enactor as he struggles to hold down a different job each week in the face of his mother's hostile - and increasingly surreal - attempts to get him to move back in.

This series covers online employment agencies, social networking in the workplace and our arch blogger's opinion of the vulgar practice of 'twittering'. We're introduced to a fresh cast of weird and wonderful work colleagues (played by Simon Greenall, DeNica Fairman, Caroline Quentin) and some truly sinister new flatmates.

In episode one, Andrew's job at the local council is threatened by his mother's desperate attempts to get him to move back home.

Series three is produced and directed by Adam Bromley and the scripts are by Kris Dyer, Dave Marks and Andy Taylor.

Andrew's job at the local council is threatened by his mother's desperate attempts to get him to move back home.

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Another chance to hear the third series of Radio 2's sitcom starring Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor.

A shocking new dawn has broken in the world of Andrew Glasgow. He's finally severed ties with his terrifying Sudeten-Czech mother and decided to move out of home. In tonight's episode, when he lands a job at Hampshire Mutual, Andrew has little idea of the impact he's about to make on the local economy.

When he lands a job at Hampshire Mutual, Andrew has little idea of the impact he's about to make on the local economy.

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Another chance to hear the third series of Radio 2's sitcom starring Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor.

A shocking new dawn has broken in the world of Andrew Glasgow. He's finally severed ties with his terrifying mother and decided to move out of home. In tonight's episode, Andrew's attempts to save an historical bus tour operator from going under have extraordinary consequences when he decides to go off-piste.

Andrew's attempts to save an historical bus tour operator from going under have extraordinary consequences when he decides to go off-piste.

Andrew Glasgow tries to save an historical bus tour operator from going under.

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Another chance to hear the third series of Radio 2's sitcom starring Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor.

In tonight's series finale, Andrew finally decides to admit defeat and move back in with his mother but there's a rather nasty surprise waiting for him.

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Andrew finally decides to admit defeat and move back in with his mother but there's a rather nasty surprise waiting for him.