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Summary

All eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom about the marketing maestro who puts the ‘man’ into management.

John Weak is a high-powered Marketing Director with the morals of a skunk, the skin of a rhino and the brain of a one-celled organism. Randy, devious, sexist and drink-sodden, he spends his time skiving, chasing top totty and trying to keep his demanding boss, Sir Marcus, happy. 

With the help of his long-suffering PA Hayley and friend Bill Peters (‘Director of Long Lunches and Work Avoidance’), Weak manages to stay on top by doing absolutely nothing of use while giving the appearance of adding value to Smokehouse Plc, a company that makes processed food products from ingredients you’d never consider eating individually. 

In these eight episodes, he battles to roll out an urgent global website, discovers there’s nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract, leaves a ‘witty’ comment on a leaving card that sends panic through Human Resources and designs the perfect company conference using only a video of great sporting moments and ‘that fox’ from Channel 5 news. Plus, he unveils the feminist text of a chocolate bar ad, solves the meeting room crisis with a spot of seduction and turns Smokehouse green while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear. 

Created by best-selling author, humorist and management guru Guy Browning, this hilarious satire of corporate culture stars Alexander Armstrong as John Weak, with Clare Perkins as Hayley, Geoffrey Whitehead as Sir Marcus and Ron Cook as Bill Peters. 

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting  

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John Weak Magic!

Simply the best!
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
Suitable for anyone with a wicked (and I mean a WICKED) sense of humour!

Quick sample dialogue ~
Hailey: “You’re late.”
JW: “I was trying to get the sand out of my thong!”

It simply gets better and better every time I listen - pure comedy entertainment - a BBC radio drama gem!
Enjoy! x