North by Northamptonshire

North by Northamptonshire is a BBC Radio 4 comedy, written by Katherine Jakeways, that takes place in Northamptonshire. The first series was transmitted in the summer of 2010, the second series in December 2011 and January 2012 and the third series in December 2013 and January 2014. Series 1 was produced by Claire Jones, series 2 by Victoria Lloyd and Series 3 by Steven Canny.[1]

North by Northamptonshire
GenreComedy
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
Home stationBBC Radio 4
StarringGeoffrey Palmer
Mackenzie Crook
Sheila Hancock
Penelope Wilton
Jessica Henwick
Written byKatherine Jakeways
Produced bySeries 1-Claire Jones
Series 2-Victoria Lloyd
Series 3-Steven Canny
Executive producer(s)Steven Canny
Narrated bySheila Hancock
Original release16 June 2010 – present
No. of series3
No. of episodes16
Audio formatStereophonic sound

Cast listEdit

Episode listEdit

Series Episode First broadcast
1 1 16 June 2010
2 23 June 2010
3 30 June 2010
4 7 July 2010
2 1 2 December 2011
2 9 December 2011
3 16 December 2011
4 23 December 2011
5 30 December 2011
6 6 January 2012
3 1 23 December 2013
2 30 December 2013
3 6 January 2014
4 13 January 2014
5 20 January 2014
6 27 January 2014

PressEdit

The show was nominated for a Sony Radio Award in 2012.[2] A Time Out review said that "the laughs are cruel, but the monsters of suburbia are curiously sympathetic".[3] The Stage praised Jakeways as a "major comedy writing talent".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "North By Northamptonshire - Radio 4 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide.
  2. ^ Guardian Staff (30 March 2012). "The Sony Radio Awards 2012 nominations" – via www.theguardian.com.
  3. ^ Time Out 10/6/10
  4. ^ The Stage 5/7/10