Where This Service Will Terminate

Where This Service Will Terminate

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy Drama


Rosie Cavaliero and Justin Edwards star in this romantic comedy about a couple who meet on a train

‘Had me gripped from the start … Just lovely’Miranda Sawyer, Observer

Suzie’s never been to Cornwall before, but one day she finds herself on the Cornish Riviera Express, hurtling from Paddington to Penzance. She sits next to David and over the course of an eventful five-hour journey an intense relationship develops. But both she and David are married, so they don’t expect to see each other again.

However, fifteen months later, out of the blue, David lands in Suzie’s life again. Another five months pass, and Suzie seeks David out, needing his help. Two years after their first meeting, David again turns up unexpectedly.

They’ve both enjoyed escaping their middle-aged lives together. But now there’s no escape from reality; and it’s crunch time for Suzie and David. Should the duo make their love affair last?

Written by acclaimed actress and comedian Katherine Jakeways, creator of the much-loved radio sitcom North by Northamptonshire, this funny, touching drama stars Rosie Cavaliero (Gentleman Jack) as Suzie and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It) as David.


  • The four-part story of a midlife love affair that began with a long railway journey from London to Penzance, this had me gripped from the start. Suzie, played by Rosie Cavaliero, and David (Justin Edwards) were perfect: attractive, funny and frustrating in equal measures. The surrounding characters were believable, in an Alan Bennett way, and, oh, Jakeways’ writing was sublime. The punchlines, the pacing, the humanity. Just lovely
    Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

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Katherine Jakeways

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