|Created by: Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell
Written by: Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell
Produced by: Ed Morrish
Home Station: BBC Radio 4
Original release: November 14, 2006 to December 19, 2006
Running time: 30 Minutes
Other cast: Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell,
Misc: Official Website
Revell appears as Nick Reynolds, a former 1980s left-wing comedian, now alternative medicine practitioner. Brandreth appears as a former Conservative Party Minister turned minor television celebrity. The two are forced into sharing a flat in Hammersmith, London, after Nick accidentally floods Gyles’s flat on the floor below. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Gyles’s god-daughter, Sophie, who is the third lead character, and is the spoilt daughter of a corrupt African politician.
Revell is also a stand-up comedian in real life, whilst Brandreth was a Conservative MP between 1992 and 1997, when he served as a government whip in John Major’s government. The inspiration for the series came about when the pair met by chance at the Edinburgh Festival and, despite being political opposites, found they got on surprisingly well, and thought this could be the basis for an ‘Odd Couple’ sitcom.