Spread A Little Happiness

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

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0120110106

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Today's the day that Jodie opens her own business, a sandwich bar in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and she is excited and a bit anxious. But fortunately for her she has Hope, who has just left her husband and come to live on Jodie's floor, and is very willing to help.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Milkman....Shaun Prendergast

Dustbinman....Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie opens a sandwich bar with her friend Hope, who has just left her husband.

0220110113

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Another day at the breadface, but now Jodie's anxieties aren't just about her sandwich business. Though she rather likes having Hope around, her husband Dave isn't so keen.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Milkman....Shaun Prendergast

Workman....Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie rather likes having Hope around, but her husband Dave isn't so keen.

0420110127

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Jodie and Dave try to get a little quality time with a rare night out, but there is no hiding place - not even in a small kebab.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Eve....Joanne Froggatt

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie and Dave try to get a little quality time with a rare night out.

0520110203

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

The word is spreading like meat paste and business is booming, but there is a teenage fly in the soup de jour.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Eve....Joanne Froggatt

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Mrs Cummings....Sherry Baines

Woman....Jane Purcell

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Business is booming, but there is a teenage fly in the soup de jour.

06 LAST20110210

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich, apart from the one that does.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Eve....Joanne Froggatt

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Ray....Shuan Prendergast

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich.

06 LAST20090701

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20131231 (BBC7)
20140101 (BBC7)

Today's the day that Jodie opens her own business, a sandwich bar in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and she is excited and a bit anxious.

But fortunately for her she has Hope, who has just left her husband and come to live on Jodie's floor, and is very willing to help.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope - Suranne Jones

Jodie - Susan Cookson

Milkman - Shaun Prendergast

Dustbinman - Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie opens a sandwich bar with her friend Hope, who has just left her husband.

Today's the day that Jodie opens her own business, a sandwich bar in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and she is excited and a bit anxious.

Jodie is anxious over her brand new sandwich bar in Yorkshire, but luckily Hope is at hand

Today's the day that Jodie opens her own business, a sandwich bar in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and she is excited and a bit anxious. But fortunately for her she has Hope, who has just left her husband and come to live on Jodie's floor, and is very willing to help.

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20140107 (BBC7)
20140108 (BBC7)

Another day at the breadface, but now Jodie's anxieties aren't just about her sandwich business.

Though she rather likes having Hope around, her husband Dave isn't so keen.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope - Suranne Jones

Jodie - Susan Cookson

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Milkman - Shaun Prendergast

Workman - Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie rather likes having Hope around, but her husband Dave isn't so keen.

Another day at the breadface, but now Jodie's anxieties aren't just about her sandwich business. Though she rather likes having Hope around, her husband Dave isn't so keen.

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20140114 (BBC7)
20140115 (BBC7)

A recent jog to work seems to have improved more than Hope and Jodie's muscles, judging by the number of breakfast baps they are selling.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope - Suranne Jones

Jodie - Susan Cookson

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Ray - Shaun Prendergast

Ben - Ben Crowe

Directed by Chris Wallis.

A recent jog to work seems to have improved more than Hope and Jodie's muscles.

01042009061720110127
20140121 (BBC7)
20140122 (BBC7)

Jodie and Dave try to get a little quality time with a rare night out, but there is no hiding place - not even in a small kebab.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope - Suranne Jones

Jodie - Susan Cookson

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Gavin - Ralph Brown

Eve - Joanne Froggatt

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Jodie and Dave try to get a little quality time with a rare night out.

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20140128 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)
20110203 (R4)

The word is spreading like meat paste and business is booming, but there is a teenage fly in the soup de jour.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope - Suranne Jones

Jodie - Susan Cookson

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Gavin - Ralph Brown

Eve - Joanne Froggatt

Carrie - Elizabeth Godber

Mrs Cummings - Sherry Baines

Woman - Jane Purcell

Directed by Chris Wallis.

Business is booming, but there is a teenage fly in the soup de jour.

0106 LAST2009070120110210
20140204 (BBC7)
20140205 (BBC7)
20110210 (R4)

Hope is in great demand.

If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich, apart from the one that does.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Eve....Joanne Froggatt

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Ray....Shuan Prendergast

Directed by Chris Wallis.

If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich.

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich, apart from the one that does.

Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton, set in a Yorkshire sandwich bar.

Hope is in great demand. If only all these people wanted to buy a sandwich, apart from the one that does.

Hope....Suranne Jones

Jodie....Susan Cookson

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Eve....Joanne Froggatt

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Ray....Shuan Prendergast

Directed by Chris Wallis.

0201What Are We Going To Do About Maria?2011022520150204 (BBC7)

Written by John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Debra Stevenson plays Hope, newly divorced and helping her old schoolfriend Jodie with her new project, bringing designer sandwiches to the hinterland of Hull. But Hull seems more interested in bumper breakfast baps than smoked salmon bagels, and Jodie's had to go to Portugal in a hurry, leaving Hope to hold the fort. So the arrival of Hope's cousin Maria, from Dagenham (Nicola Duffett) is a bonus, until she starts bringing her southern ideas to a northern makeover, and her advice to Hope's relationship with ex-husband Gavin.

Jodie's husband Dave is none too pleased with the makeover either, but comes round when Hope and Maria agree to look after his Mam while he plumbs in toilets in Goole. Add in a persistent swain in the form of passionate roadmender Ray , triumphant divorcee and anxious would-be poet Jenny, posh restaurant reviewer Anita and Hope's moody teenage daughter Carrie, and you have all the ingredients for six episodes of radio bliss.

Cast:

Hope....Debra Stevenson

Maria....Nicola Duffett

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Mam....Anne Reid

Ray....Shaun Prendergast

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Jenny....Sarah Moyle

Anita....Sherry Baines

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Eve....Helen Longworth

Bob....Ben Crowe

Monty....Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man....James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffett in a new series of the comedy set in a sandwich bar.

Debra Stephenson plays Hope, newly divorced and helping her old schoolfriend Jodie with her new project, bringing designer sandwiches to the hinterland of Hull. But Hull seems more interested in bumper breakfast baps than smoked salmon bagels, and Jodie's had to go to Portugal in a hurry, leaving Hope to hold the fort. So the arrival of Hope's cousin Maria, from Dagenham (Nicola Duffett) is a bonus, until she starts bringing her southern ideas to a northern makeover, and her advice to Hope's relationship with ex-husband Gavin.

Hope - Debra Stephenson

Debra Stevenson plays Hope, newly divorced and helping her old schoolfriend Jodie with her new project, bringing designer sandwiches to the hinterland of Hull.

But Hull seems more interested in bumper breakfast baps than smoked salmon bagels, and Jodie's had to go to Portugal in a hurry, leaving Hope to hold the fort.

So the arrival of Hope's cousin Maria, from Dagenham (Nicola Duffett) is a bonus, until she starts bringing her southern ideas to a northern makeover, and her advice to Hope's relationship with ex-husband Gavin.

Jodie's husband Dave is none too pleased with the makeover either, but comes round when Hope and Maria agree to look after his Mam while he plumbs in toilets in Goole.

Add in a persistent swain in the form of passionate roadmender Ray , triumphant divorcee and anxious would-be poet Jenny, posh restaurant reviewer Anita and Hope's moody teenage daughter Carrie, and you have all the ingredients for six episodes of radio bliss.

0202Ray, A Drop Of Golden Sun2011030420150211 (BBC7)

A gay divorcee gives Hope pause for thought. Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffett star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar near Hull.

Written by John Godber and Jane Thornton

Hope....Debra Stevenson

Maria....Nicola Duffett

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Mam....Anne Reid

Ray....Shaun Prendergast

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Jenny....Sarah Moyle

Anita....Sherry Baines

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Eve....Helen Longworth

Bob....Ben Crowe

Monty....Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man....James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

A gay divorcee gives Hope pause for thought in the sandwich bar.

A gay divorcee gives Hope pause for thought.

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffett star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar near Hull.

0203An Inspector Calls2011031120150218 (BBC7)

The arrival of a restaurant reviewer from a posh magazine puts Hope in a spin. Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

Cast:

Hope - Debra Stevenson

Maria - Nicola Duffett

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Mam....Anne Reid

Ray - Shaun Prendergast

Gavin - Ralph Brown

Jenny - Sarah Moyle

Anita - Sherry Baines

Carrie - Elizabeth Godber

Eve - Helen Longworth

Bob - Ben Crowe

Monty - Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man - James Weaver

'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stevenson.

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

The arrival of a restaurant reviewer from a posh magazine puts Hope in a spin.

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

0204Fight The Good Fight, But Not In The Shop!2011031820150225 (BBC7)

A quiet Sunday for Hope and Carrie painting the shop becomes quite exciting after all. Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

Cast:

Hope - Debra Stevenson

Maria - Nicola Duffett

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Mam - Anne Reid

Ray - Shaun Prendergast

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Jenny - Sarah Moyle

Anita - Sherry Baines

Carrie - Elizabeth Godber

Eve - Helen Longworth

Bob....Ben Crowe

Monty - Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man - James Weaver

'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stevenson.

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

A quiet Sunday for Hope and Carrie painting the shop becomes quite exciting after all.

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

0205Hope Is The Thing With A Lorry2011032520150304 (BBC7)

Maria's ex-boyfriend turns up looking for love.

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in episode 5 of John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull

'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stevenson.

Cast:

Hope - Debra Stevenson

Maria....Nicola Duffett

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Mam - Anne Reid

Ray - Shaun Prendergast

Gavin - Ralph Brown

Jenny - Sarah Moyle

Anita - Sherry Baines

Carrie - Elizabeth Godber

Eve - Helen Longworth

Bob....Ben Crowe

Monty - Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man - James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0206If Music Be The Food Of Love, Stop Now!2011040120110408 (BBC7)
20150311 (BBC7)

It's not Hope's birthday, so why is everyone bringing her presents?

Debra Stephenson and Nicola Duffet star in episode 6 of John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stephenson

Cast:

Hope - Debra Stephenson

Maria - Nicola Duffett

Dave - Neil Dudgeon

Mam - Anne Reid

Ray - Shaun Prendergast

Gavin - Ralph Brown

Jenny - Sarah Moyle

Anita - Sherry Baines

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Eve - Helen Longworth

Bob - Ben Crowe

Monty - Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man - James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.

0206 LAST20110408

It's not Hope's birthday, so why is everyone bringing her presents?

Debra Stevenson and Nicola Duffet star in episode 6 of John Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in Beverley, near Hull.

'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stevenson.

Cast:

Hope....Debra Stevenson

Maria....Nicola Duffett

Dave....Neil Dudgeon

Mam....Anne Reid

Ray....Shaun Prendergast

Gavin....Ralph Brown

Jenny....Sarah Moyle

Anita....Sherry Baines

Carrie....Elizabeth Godber

Eve....Helen Longworth

Bob....Ben Crowe

Monty....Stephen Critchlow

Blinds man....James Weaver

Producer/Director: Chris Wallis

An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4.