Shedtown

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0101Something's Gonna Change2011060120110601 (BBC7)
20120412 (BBC7)
20130605 (BBC7)
20141005 (BBC7)
20120314 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

Barry (Tony Pitts) and Jimmy (Kevin Eldon) haven't. Until now. Friends since school days in a small town, they find themselves slipping inexorably and almost unconsciously into middle age.

Shedtown is a dream born out of quiet desperation. Throughout the series our wooden icon of escape and isolation 'the shed' becomes a symbol of possibility and change; a new community by the sea where our heroes can circumnavigate the mundane, once and for all.

It's the works day out for the workers of Blakeley Industrial Museum - and something's got to change.

Cast:

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy & Johnny - Kevin Eldon

Colin - Johnny Vegas

Diane - Suranne Jones

Dave - Shaun Dooley

Eleanor - Ronni Ancona

Maureen - Emma Fryer

William - Adrian Manfredi

Nicky - Caron May Carly

Yvonne - Jessica Knappett

Father Michael - James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Narrator - Maxine Peake

Music - Paul Heaton

Written and created by Tony Pitts

Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

It's the works day out for the staff of Blakeley Industrial Museum.

Barry (Tony Pitts) and Jimmy (Kevin Eldon) haven't.

Until now.

Friends since school days in a small town, they find themselves slipping inexorably and almost unconsciously into middle age.

Shedtown is a dream born out of quiet desperation.

Throughout the series our wooden icon of escape and isolation 'the shed' becomes a symbol of possibility and change; a new community by the sea where our heroes can circumnavigate the mundane, once and for all.

Wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - is about to become a catalyst for change.

It's the works day out for the workers of Blakeley Industrial Museum.

0102Foundations2011060820120321
20110608 (BBC7)
20120419 (BBC7)
20130612 (BBC7)
20141012 (BBC7)

Written by Kevin Eldon. Colin (Johnny Vegas) is all at sea as the foundations of Jimmy's dream take shape on the beach. Wes and Father Michael witness the profits of some not-so-spiritual meat.

Cast:

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy & Johnny....Kevin Eldon

Colin - Johnny Vegas

Diane - Suranne Jones

Dave - Shaun Dooley

Eleanor - Ronni Ancona

Maureen - Emma Fryer

William - Adrian Manfredi

Carly - Jessica Knappett

Father Michael - James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Narrator - Maxine Peake

Music - Paul Heaton

Created by Tony Pitts. Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

Colin is all at sea as the foundations of Jimmy's dream take shape on the beach.

Written by Kevin Eldon.

Colin (Johnny Vegas) is all at sea as the foundations of Jimmy's dream take shape on the beach.

Wes and Father Michael witness the profits of some not-so-spiritual meat.

Created by Tony Pitts.

Directed by Jim Poyser

0103Night Screams2011061520120328
20110615 (BBC7)
20120426 (BBC7)
20130619 (BBC7)
20141019 (BBC7)

As the Shedists settle into life under asphalt there's a strange noise coming from William's shed. Wes holds a puppet show and all are invited.

Cast:

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy & Johnny....Kevin Eldon

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Diane....Suranne Jones

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Deborah Dearden - Emma Fryer

William - Adrian Manfredi

Carly - Jessica Knappett

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Postwoman....Caron May

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton

Written and created by Tony Pitts

Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

There's a strange noise coming from William's shed.

As the Shedists settle into life under asphalt there's a strange noise coming from William's shed.

Wes holds a puppet show and all are invited.

0104 LASTStorm2011062220120404
20110622 (BBC7)
20120503 (BBC7)
20130626 (BBC7)
20141026 (BBC7)

A layer-cake of disaster threatens the creosoted community. And where's Colin?

Cast:

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy & Johnny....Kevin Eldon

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Diane....Suranne Jones

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Deborah Dearden....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Carly....Jessica Knappett

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Petshop Owner....Caron May

Narrator...Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton

Written and created by Tony Pitts

Directed by Jim Poyser

Producer: Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

A layer cake of disaster threatens the creosoted community. And where is Colin?

A layer-cake of disaster threatens the creosoted community.

And where's Colin?

(04/04)

0201Shed Report20130110

0201Shed Report2013011020151011 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Episode 1:

Deborah Dearden arrives back at the beach. Not such a stranger - yet stranger still.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor..................Ronni Ancona

Colin........................Johnny Vegas

Deborah.....................Emma Fryer

William..................Adrian Manfredi

Diane....................Rosina Carbone

Dave......................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael........James Quinn

Wes......................Warren Brown

Nell...........................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.................Maxine Peake

Music....................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Shed Report2013011020151011 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Episode 1:

Deborah Dearden arrives back at the beach. Not such a stranger - yet stranger still.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor..................Ronni Ancona

Colin........................Johnny Vegas

Deborah.....................Emma Fryer

William..................Adrian Manfredi

Diane....................Rosina Carbone

Dave......................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael........James Quinn

Wes......................Warren Brown

Nell...........................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.................Maxine Peake

Music....................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Shed Report20130110

0201Shed Report2013011020151011 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Episode 1:

Deborah Dearden arrives back at the beach. Not such a stranger - yet stranger still.

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Deborah....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Nell....Eleanor Samson

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Shed Report20130110

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other? Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change. Our Sheddists arrived and survived - and, now waking from a beach-baked slumber, the familiar residents find faces old and new on the sand.

Episode 1:

Deborah Dearden arrives back at the beach. Not such a stranger - yet stranger still.

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Deborah....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Nell....Eleanor Samson

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0202Til Press Do Us Part20130117

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Johnny....Alan Leith

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Deborah....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Nell....Eleanor Samson

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part20130117

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part20130117

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part20130117

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0202'Til Press Do Us Part2013011720151018 (R4)

Who hasn't thought about running away from it all at some time or other?

Throwing caution to the wind, wrenching oneself out of a long established orbit to head for the deep space of the unknown?

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 2:

As William weds his blushing, boiler-suited, berk of a bride, old Johnny Edwards takes a turn for the worse.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.........................Ronni Ancona

Johnny..........................Alan Leith

Colin.............................Johnny Vegas

Deborah........................Emma Fryer

William.........................Adrian Manfredi

Diane...........................Rosina Carbone

Dave............................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael.............James Quinn

Wes............................Warren Brown

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.......................Maxine Peake

Music..........................Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0203End of the Beginning20130124

0203End of the Beginning2013012420151025 (R4)

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 3: End of the Beginning

The creosoted community continues into surreal seaside chaos as it hits the headlines.

Father Michael spots a 'shopportunity' and Colin sees his failed dream, of running a successful visitor attraction, re-emerging.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.......................Ronni Ancona

Colin..........................Johnny Vegas

Deborah.......................Emma Fryer

William.......................Adrian Manfredi

Diane.........................Rosina Carbone

Dave..........................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael............James Quinn

Wes..........................Warren Brown

Margaret....................Gwyneth Powell

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.....................Maxine Peake

Music.......................Paul Heaton & Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0203End of the Beginning2013012420151025 (R4)

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 3: End of the Beginning

The creosoted community continues into surreal seaside chaos as it hits the headlines.

Father Michael spots a 'shopportunity' and Colin sees his failed dream, of running a successful visitor attraction, re-emerging.

Barry............................Tony Pitts

Jimmy..........................Stephen Mangan

Eleanor.......................Ronni Ancona

Colin..........................Johnny Vegas

Deborah.......................Emma Fryer

William.......................Adrian Manfredi

Diane.........................Rosina Carbone

Dave..........................Shaun Dooley

Father Michael............James Quinn

Wes..........................Warren Brown

Margaret....................Gwyneth Powell

Nell.............................Eleanor Samson

Narrator.....................Maxine Peake

Music.......................Paul Heaton & Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.

0203End Of The Beginning20130124

Sitcom. Two friends find themselves slipping inexorably into middle age.

0204Death in the Afternoon20130131

0204Death In The Afternoon2013013120151101 (R4)

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 4: Death in the Afternoon

Shedtown Mark II rings its own death knell to the tune of Deborah Dearden's meticulously planned merry-go-round and Jimmy asks where hearts lie.

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Deborah....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Protestor....Sian Breckin

Nell....Eleanor Samson

The Wesleyans....Isabelle Sykes and Dorothy Collins

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton and Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0204 LASTDeath In The Afternoon20130131

In series two of Shedtown, our wooden 'man-cave', icon of escape and isolation - the shed - continues to be a symbol of possibility and change.

Episode 4: Death in the Afternoon

Shedtown Mark II rings its own death knell to the tune of Deborah Dearden's meticulously planned merry-go-round and Jimmy asks where hearts lie.

Barry....Tony Pitts

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Eleanor....Ronni Ancona

Colin....Johnny Vegas

Deborah....Emma Fryer

William....Adrian Manfredi

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Dave....Shaun Dooley

Father Michael....James Quinn

Wes....Warren Brown

Protestor....Sian Breckin

Nell....Eleanor Samson

The Wesleyans....Isabelle Sykes & Dorothy Collins

Narrator....Maxine Peake

Music....Paul Heaton & Jonny Lexus

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

030120140401

The Shedists have fallen off the edge, abandoned ship; they're clinging to driftwood and floating out to sea.

A big, funny, daft poem to the sea. Not burdened by common sense or what's gone before; our Shedists spot a structure in the distance - and are swept up in a dream populated by a pier, no rules, and of course beds, to rest their heads, in brand new made-to-measure 'omnisheds'.

Narrated by Maxine Peake

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

030220140408

Washed up by a storm, and life, the Shedists clamber onto a pier. In the middle of the sea.

Lights flashing, wheels spinning. Connected to nothing.

There, with its lunatic rides and its candyfloss stalls, they have found a new place. One that might finally deliver them not from temptation, but save them from starvation.

A salty salvation.

Cast:

Jimmy....Stephen Mangan

Barry....Tony Pitts

Wes....Warren Brown

Father Michael....James Quinn

Dave....Shaun Keaveny

Diane....Rosina Carbone

Diane (in wigs)....Debra Stephenson

William....Seymour Mace

Deborah....Emma Fryer

Eugenius....Neil Maskell

Norma No Rules....Juliet Oldfield

Narrated by Maxine Peake

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

030320140415

A big, funny, daft poem to the sea, not burdened by common sense or what's gone before.

Different realities and different states of consciousness are emerging on Shedtown's new pier.

As the waters of change are silently rising - Dave is reunited with a badly behaved childhood 'sweetheart'.

Narrated by Maxine Peake

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

0304 LAST20140422

The waters rise on Shedtown and its no-rules pier is about to reach its beachy head.

Will the Sheddists choose to shed this new life again and drip back off the big wheel and into reality (home)? Or will they keep on drifting? - Dipping back into the sea, headed for a headier life still, in their dreams.

Narrated by Maxine Peake

Written and Directed by Tony Pitts

Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4.