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HR: The Complete Series 1-5

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy
Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Summary

Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Provost deliver first-class performances in this comedy drama series, which charts the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his troublemaking colleague.

Lazy HR officer Sam (Nicholas le Provost) and his equally useless workmate Peter (Jonathan Pryce) realise they are in trouble: Peter for lateness and abusive phone calls to clients, and Sam for his over-relaxed attitude to errant staff members like Peter. Soon their worst fears are realised when they learn that one of the abusive phone calls made by Peter has been intercepted. 

Series 1 sees the duo inflict disastrous injuries on their boss on an away day, profoundly insult his successor on a train and rehearse for humiliating interviews for their own jobs. From Series 2 onwards, Peter, on a tiny pension, has moved into Sam’s suburban home, where the odd couple continues to play out the curious behaviours developed over a lifetime in work. Together they must face money worries (from pensions under threat to the perils of being rich) and navigate their increasingly complicated love lives.

Written by Nigel Williams
Produced by Peter Kavanagh

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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HR FULL (the entire set).

Nicholas le Provost, Jonathan Pryce et al are superb in this very original BBC production, written by Nigel Williams. Well worth a listen. I was very pleased to find the programs in their entirety here on audible at a very reasonable cost.

I think my favourite episode is 'An Away Day'...having worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry with it's preponsity for 'team-building', it just resonates with me. Highly recomended writing with flawless delivery from an accomplished cast.

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HR series 1to 5

Basically the two leads are a revelation - quirky and teetering on the verge of weird, I very rarely laugh out load, but I do at this.

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  • andrew
  • United Kingdom
  • 03-12-18

Not very funny

This is probably the worst audio book I've bought in the last 6 years , If only I could figure out how to return this rubbish I would , don't bother wasting your credits on this , its awful

1 of 4 people found this review helpful