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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.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. 'A beautiful novel... So tender and thoughtful. I loved it' MARIAN KEYES 'A gorgeous, rich treat' JANE FALLON Rachel's relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success. When Rachel is left by her fiancé on the morning of their wedding she has no choice but to move back into her family home and spend an unbearably hot summer with a mother she feels distant from - in the presence of many painful memories. It will take another turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us. Imbued with warmth and full of characters who will steal your heart, THE THINGS WE LEFT UNSAID is a radiant novel in which past and present collide with life-affirming consequences. Early readers absolutely love The Things We Left Unsaid: 'A really enjoyable book.' 'Truly beautiful. I adored this book. I cried and know that when I read this again and again I'll cry each time.' 'A real and full story that was completely relatable.' 'An excellent read and I would certainly recommend it.' 'The sense of time and place was very authentic.' 'I loved the characters and both them and London felt so alive. The story unfolded at a good pace with lots of treasured moments and the story felt new.' 'The little details portraying the different time periods really make this book special. This is definitely one I'll be recommending.' 'A beautiful story of relationships and their complications.' 'Would recommend without hesitation.' 'I absolutely loved it.' 'Set in two time periods, present day and the sixties, this is a compelling tale of two women coming of age and coming to terms with themselves. I loved this book.' 'I loved this book, from start to finish it had me wanting to keep reading!' 'It is funny, sad and intriguing, a must read. I honestly was sad to get to the end.' 'A funny, touching story.' 'This novel is an absolute gem. I loved everything about it.' 'I loved the way the characters were developed in the story. They worked their way into my heart.' 'This author has insight and compassion and is an excellent storyteller, wise and full of empathy.'Show more
Award-winning comedian Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects to see if the controversy falls out. Via stand-up comedy, vox pops and interviews, he examines the objects' history, meaning, and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes. Over the course of these episodes Richard trains his beady eye on, among other things: the toothbrush moustache, Dolly the sheep, the St. George's Flag and Page 3. Can we reclaim these objects and prise them away from their unfortunate associations? Or should we consign them to the dustbin of history? Written and presented by Richard Herring With Emma Kennedy and special guests Produced by Alison Vernon-Smith and Tilusha Ghelani.Show more
Sci-fi comedy about the bizarre city of Undone - a weird parallel version of London. Edna Turner has moved to London to start a new job at entertainment magazine Get Out!. When she arrives, she meets the strange Tankerton Slopes, who claims to come from a parallel version of London known as 'Undone'. Undone is 'where the weirdness comes from': where you can find pet tricks shows, medication designed to make you paranoid, and the Undone delicacy 'troubled eggs'. Weird things flow into London and mundane things flow into Undone, making them the peculiar places they are. Tankerton offers Edna the task of patrolling the gaps between the cities: finding anyone from Undone who is in London and bringing them back. Because if an 'Undoner' stays in London for too long, things become very weird indeed... With a cast including Alex Tregear, Ben Moor, Kevin Eldon, Tim Key, Emma Kennedy and Al Murray, this sci fi comedy will take you to a dimension just beyond normal logic. Cast: Edna Turner...Sarah Solemani/Alex Tregear Tankerton Slopes...Ben Moor Carlo Jones/Billy O'Malley...Duncan Wisbey The Prince...Kevin Eldon Ida...Sophie Duval Grant...Tim Key Kate...Montserrat Lombard/Daisy Haggard Rosie Turner...Emma Kennedy Golfer Mackenzie...Al Murray Produced by Colin Anderson and Lyndsay FennerShow more
For the 70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves. For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went. Whether it was being swept away by a force ten gale on the Welsh coast or suffering copious amounts of food poisoning on a brave trip to the south of France, family holidays always left them battered and bruised.But they never gave up. Emma's memoir, The Tent, The Bucket and Me, is a painfully funny reminder of just what it was like to spend your summer holidays cold, damp but with sand between your toes.Show more
It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend Dee head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's.Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs. They even get kidnapped by a sex-crazed midget in a Ferrari. This never happened to Jack Kerouac.A startlingly honest and ridiculously funny book, I Left My Tent in San Francisco tells the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale.Show more
'They're running wild. Feral! If I had a shilling for every time a Scott Street boy said he was doing something when he was doing something else entirely I'd be living in Cardiff in a house made of Lardy cake. What did I say? Bad things will happen!' The idea of the war coming to their small, impoverished Welsh mining village always seemed remote, but with one explosive event and the arrival of the Americans preparing for the invasion of France, the people of Treherbert find their world turned upside down. But war brings distrust, lies and danger. And as the villagers find themselves hopelessly divided, Anthony, an 11-year-old who hasn't had a pair of shoes in years, is going to have to choose between what is popular and what is right. Joyous, thrilling and nostalgic, Emma Kennedy's Shoes For Anthony will have you wiping your eyes one moment and beaming from ear-to-ear the next.Show more
The Sony award-winning radio series starring Marcus Brigstocke, with David Mitchell and Stephen Moore Unthinkable Solutions are the hapless management consultants who inflict their unique brand of help on unsuspecting companies. This first series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy won a Silver Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and stars Marcus Brigstocke as team leader Ryan ('Imagine you are square pegs and we are round holes. Try to think of me as a round hole'), Emma Kennedy as the sociopathic Sophie, Catherine Shepherd as dopey Daisy, and David Mitchell as Owen: 'Alright, losers!' It's time to think the unthinkable as Longleys Bank needs to transform its image. So what can the team of consultants bring to the table? Ryan and company also become part of rationalising council services (i.e. sacking people), and an ailing high street retailer desperately seeks their help (and they must be desperate). It's time to bring IT expert Owen into the loop when customer complaints reach record levels at a call centre, and it's mission critical with the capital's transport system in shambles. It's time for the team to get pro-active... Over five episodes, Unthinkable Solutions prove that there is no 'I' in team - but there is one in 'incompetent'.Show more
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