John Byrne

Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear from Me

Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear from Me

A BBC Radio 4 comedy

Summary

The complete Series 1 and 2 of the BBC Radio sitcom about a cantankerous trombone player and his pianist best friend

When sixty something musician pals Roy and George attend the funeral of an old bandmate, they realise that since they stopped performing, they've got stuck in a rut. Retirement's all well and good, but they seem to spend most of their time in front of the TV, or propping up the bar at the Hen & Pewter.

Believing that jazz players should keep swinging while they've still got rhythm, the duo decide it's time to recreate the good old days, and start a new band. But will their musical partnership survive the loss of Roy's trombone, the reappearance of an erstwhile friend and the return of an old flame? Plus, Roy and George have old scores to settle with a former bandleader, and George's 70th birthday celebrations bring back bittersweet memories...

Written by Marcus Powell and John Byrne, this gentle, light-hearted comedy stars Ram John Holden and Don Warrington as Roy and Sam Kelly as George, with Yvonne Brewster as Vi, Caroline Lee Johnson as Bernadette and Marcus Powell as Victor.

Production credits
Written by Marcus Powell and John Byrne
Produced by Carol Smith
Trombonist: Mike Kearsey

Cast
Roy - Ram John Holder/Don Warrington
Vi - Yvonne Brewster
George - Sam Kelly
Bernadette - Caroline Lee Johnson
Barry - George Layton
Victor - Marcus Powell
Daphne/Stella - Lisa Sadovy
Alastair - Gerald Harper
Siobhan/Susan - Joanna Brookes
Wispy - Melvyn Hayes
Francesca - Gemma Craven
Louisa - Amanda Symonds
Gillie - Michael Bertenshaw
Laura - Angie Wallis

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 September-4 November 2003 (Series 1), 24 June-15 July 2005 (Series 2)

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