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Summary

All six episodes of the BBC radio comedy about two chalk-and-cheese flatmates.

Nick Reynolds is a lefty alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist. Living on the floor below him is Gyles Brandon, an ex-Tory MP turned media darling. Poles apart, they’d never choose each other as friends, but when Nick accidentally floods Gyles’ apartment, they become reluctant flat-sharers.

Joined by Gyles’ goddaughter Sophie Okuyu, the spoilt daughter of a corrupt African politician, the housemates get into various scrapes including plotting to seek revenge on Gyles’ ex-wife, trying to curry favour (and make some money) at a swanky Mayfair art gallery, and going on a celebratory night out which swiftly turns to disaster....

Written by and starring Gyles Brandreth as Gyles and Nick Revell as Nick, this 'Odd Couple' story was inspired by a chance meeting between the pair at the Edinburgh Festival, where they hit it off despite being political opposites. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Black Mirror) plays Sophie and guest stars include Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Martin Jarvis and Neil Pearson.

Cast

Gyles Brandon – Gyles Brandreth

Nick Reynolds – Nick Revell

Sophie Okuyu – Gugu Mbatha-Raw

George Carstairs – Martin Jarvis

Taxi driver/Goon – Nathan Caton

Mr Longstaff/ Richard Dowdeswell/Piers/Brian/Barry – Martin Hyder

Shop assistant – Alys Torrance

Mrs Woodman – Prunella Scales

Mr Woodman – Timothy West

Charles Danbury – Nickolas Grace

Jana – Maria McErlane

Immigration officer/Asif – Dan Mersh

Olga – Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Rick – Neil Pearson

Written by Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth

Produced by Ed Morrish

BA: Pamela Norris

Studio Managers: Alick Hale-Monro & Gary Newman

Archive BA: Kevin Gordon

Theme music composed and performed by Ben Walker

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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