Richard Marsh - Love And Sweets

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01Love From Afar2013040220150512 (R4)

Richard Marsh plays a character called Richard ("We're not exactly alike, although we do look similar") and fuses poetry and prose to tell witty and honest tales of his whirlwind romance with Siobhan. From the excitement and silliness of young love, to cars covered in sweets, broken dreams, trans-American road trips and a seductive-looking lady called Sorrow.

Richard is an award-winning poet and playwright, and a new voice for Radio 4. He's a magnetic personality whose beautifully crafted stories are hilarious one moment and heart-breaking the next.

Richard and Siobhan meet sharing sweets at their dead-end temp job. They quickly become friends, but Richard's nervous of taking the plunge and declaring that he has feelings for her. After he finally plucks up the courage to (drunkenly) woo her, they embark on an exhilarating new relationship. Richard begins to fall for Siobhan, but he's worried - she wants to keep their relationship a secret at work. Will a grand romantic gesture in the corner shop win her heart?

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

02The Perfect Match2013040320150519 (R4)

Winner of Best Scripted Comedy in the BBC Audio Awards 2014, poet and playwright Richard Marsh fuses poetry and prose to tell a witty and honest story about moving in with his girlfriend Siobhan, planning the perfect proposal, and the build-up to his wedding day. What could be easier?

Richard's exhilarating relationship with Siobhan is going from strength to strength, and they are swept up in the heady rush of friends meeting friends and moving in together. Sharing a flat is a whirlwind of excitement, but also throws up problems for the couple - especially when Siobhan's mum comes to stay and doesn't pull her punches when it comes to what she thinks of Richard.

But Richard's got bigger things to worry about. He's secretly planning the perfect proposal, and even though when it comes to the big moment things don't go exactly as planned, soon Richard and Siobhan find themselves preparing for the wedding of their dreams. But if planning the perfect proposal was fraught with complications, it's nothing compared to planning the perfect wedding. Richard's just not sure why the joining of two hearts needs to involve Microsoft Excel...

Contains some explicit language.

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard Marsh plays a character called Richard ("We're not exactly alike, although we do look similar") and fuses poetry and prose to tell a witty and honest story about moving in with his girlfriend Siobhan, planning the perfect proposal, and the build-up to his wedding day. What could be easier?

But Richard's got bigger things to worry about. He's secretly planning the perfect proposal, and even though things don't go exactly as planned, Richard and Siobhan soon find themselves preparing for the wedding of their dreams. But if planning the perfect proposal was fraught with complications, it's nothing compared to planning the perfect wedding. Richard's just not sure why the joining of two hearts needs to involve Microsoft Excel.

Richard Marsh is an award-winning poet and playwright, and a new voice for Radio 4. He's a magnetic personality whose beautifully crafted stories are hilarious one moment and heart-breaking the next.

03The Grand Canyon2013040420150526 (R4)

Winner of Best Scripted Comedy in the BBC Audio Awards 2014, poet and playwright Richard Marsh fuses poetry and prose to tell the funny and poignant story of his honeymoon road trip across America with the girl of his dreams.

Richard and Siobhan have always wanted to drive across America, and they're doing it in style - in an old banger, covered from top to tail with their favourite sweets, on honeymoon. Their thrilling journey through the States takes them to gun clubs in West Virginia, dying docks in Baltimore, casinos in Las Vegas, moon-lit beaches by the Atlantic and a magnificent sight Richard's always dreamt of seeing - the Grand Canyon.

But it turns out America's quite big, and Siobhan's not very good at driving on the right - or asking for directions. It's a lot of hard miles, and they can't drive away from themselves. Is their new marriage strong enough to withstand all those hot, silent mornings - or has the honeymoon period come to an end more quickly than they thought?

Contains some explicit language.

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard Marsh plays a character called Richard ("We're not exactly alike, although we do look similar") and fuses poetry and prose to tell the funny and poignant story of his honeymoon road trip across America with the girl of his dreams.

Richard Marsh is an award-winning poet and playwright, and a new voice for Radio 4. He's a magnetic personality whose beautifully crafted stories are hilarious one moment and heart-breaking the next.

04 LASTJess2013040520150602 (R4)

Richard Marsh plays a character called Richard ("We're not exactly alike, although we do look similar") and fuses poetry and prose to tell a heart-breaking and witty tale of losing love, falling for a seductive-looking lady called Sorrow, and learning to put himself back together.

Richard's marriage has fallen apart and he's a broken man locked in a flat full of memories, rattling around like sweets in a bowl. Siobhan's moved out. The flat, half-full, is the emptiest thing. On the plus side, his friends cook him a lot of meals - but there's only so much consolation chicken a man can eat.

When moping at the pub, Richard meets the seductive Sorrow, who tries to stop him recovering or moving on with his life. Will she succeed, or will Richard learn to love again?

Richard Marsh is an award-winning poet and playwright, and a new voice for Radio 4. He's a magnetic personality whose beautifully crafted stories are hilarious one moment and heart-breaking the next.

Written and performed by Richard Marsh

Producer: Ben Worsfield

A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4.

Winner of Best Scripted Comedy in the BBC Audio Awards 2014, poet and playwright Richard Marsh fuses poetry and prose to tell a heart-breaking and witty tale of losing love, falling for a seductive-looking lady called Sorrow, and learning to put himself back together.

Contains some explicit language.