James Cary

Think the Unthinkable: The Complete Series 1-4
  • Think the Unthinkable: The Complete Series 1-4

    • James Cary

    • David Mitchell (Read by)

    • Emma Kennedy (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Marcus Brigstocke (Read by)

    • Robin Ince (Read by)

    All four series of the Sony Award-winning radio sitcom

    Meet the hapless management consultants of Unthinkable Solutions – idealistic team leader Ryan, sociopathic Sophie and hippy-dippy Daisy. Enthusiastic and enterprising, they’re strong on jargon (and always ready to ‘imaginate, reincentivise and skin the leopard’), but short on practical ideas – unfortunately for the unsuspecting corporations that come to them for help.

    Aided by morally dubious IT expert Owen, and fellow member of the Fraternity of the Sacred Goat, Jed, the team get proactive with clients including a bank, a struggling high street retailer, an inner city school, the Post Office, a zoo, an ailing hospital and the MoD. Over 21 episodes, Unthinkable Solutions prove that there is no 'i' in team – but there is one in 'incompetent'.

    Brought in by Barrington Council to rationalise refuse services (ie sack people), Ryan and Daisy decide to take the binmen on a weekend in the Cairngorms instead; and in a bid to revitalise London’s transport system, the consultants put a bus driver in charge while the chief executive is sent back to driving tube trains. Plus, the team get to the bottom of a scam at an electricity company, face the tricky task of making cuts at the firm that insures Ryan’s flashy new car, and set out to smooth the path for Superco, a Megastore that wants to expand into a Terrastore.

    Created by acclaimed comedy writer James Cary, this witty, satirical sitcom won the Sony Silver Award for Comedy. It stars Marcus Brigstocke as Ryan, with Emma Kennedy and Beth Chalmers as Sophie, Catherine Shepherd as Daisy, David Mitchell as Owen and Robin Ince as Jed.

Milton Jones (Author) Milton Jones is an award-winning comedian, well known for his stand-up comedy and trademark puns. He first came to fame when he won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1996, and in 1998 he got his first radio show, The Very World of Milton Jones. Since then, he has starred in four other radio series - The House of Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones, The Casebook of Milton Jones and Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! - and appeared in countless TV comedy shows including Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. He has toured nationally to over 100,000 people and recorded three hugely successful DVDs of his live shows. In 2009, he published a comic novel, Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?, which was highly acclaimed. He won the Chortle Award for Best Headliner in 2011, and a Silver Sony Award for Best Comedy the following year for Another Case of Milton Jones. James Cary's many TV and radio credits include Think the Unthinkable, Hut 33, My Family and Miranda. With Milton Jones, he wrote the hit radio series' The House of Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones and The Casebook of Milton Jones. He has also contributed to several sketch shows including Concrete Cow and Recorded for Training Purposes; as well as children's series such as CBeebies' Dani's Castle and Mr Bloom's Nursery.

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