Man of Soup Series 1

BBC Radio 4 1st Broadcast 1999 03.08.1998-07.09.1998 BBC Radio 4

 

Producer

Dirk Maggs

 

Written By

David Stafford

Caroline Stafford

 

Produced for

Celador BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

A sitcom set in a clapped-out former Soviet republic of Slomzovakia, where a selection of oddball characters were observed wandering

down a variety of extremely well-trodden fleecing-the-tourists and misunderstanding-elements-of-Western-culture comedy paths.

 

Episode 1

Welcome to Slomzovakia

Where Loxo is cheap and the Post-It note a decadent luxury.


Episode 2

Welcome to Slomzovakia

Where real men yo-yo.


Episode 3

Welcome to Slomzovakia

Where flip-flops are hard currency.


Episode 4

Welcome to Slomzovakia

Home of the aubergine.


Episode 5

Beatlemania

Grips Slomvakia.


Episode 6

Farewell Slomvakia

Toxic waste capital of Europe.

Cast

Actor
Josie Lawrence
Andrew Sachs
Morwenna Banks
Michael Roberts

 

Production Crew

None at this time

 

Recorded at

None at this time

 

Music composed & Arranged

None at this time

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

Lots of people didn't get the joke! But this was one of my personal favourites among shows I have directed and produced, a comedy by the wonderful David and Caroline Stafford

set in a tiny Eastern European state just coming to terms with the collapse of communism. It started surreal and got progressively wackier.

 

We performed in front of an audience and built a set which represented the bar which all the characters frequented each week. I loved it because it had warmth amidst its weirdness and some

of the funniest set pieces I have ever heard. I was very upset when a third series was not commissioned.

 

Running Time

6 Number 30 minute episodes

 

Other Links

Man of Soup Series 1

Man of Soup Series 2

 

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