Join us for a brand new sitcom for BBC Radio 4!

In 1885, God nodded off. In 2014, he awoke to discover that his idiot servant, the angel Smallbone, had accidentally handed out God’s plans for the next millennium when he was only meant to hand out plans for the next century. A thousand years of leisurely human progression (we weren’t even meant to have pocket calculators until 2550) has been crammed into the last 129. No wonder we’re all so stressed.

Not only that, but God’s blueprints should have run out in the mid-eighties – but we kept going. Humans are now inventing things God never even dreamt of: mobile phones, wireless internet and Made in Chelsea.

Smallbone is cast down to Earth in human form by God, tasked with the dauntingly vague mission of ‘reversing the last thirteen decades of human progression.’ The problem is, Smallbone doesn’t have a clue how to even begin such a task, and even if he did, he probably wouldn’t want to finish it - Smallbone loves the modern world, and is becoming distracted by everything that he’s meant to destroy (especially escalators)…

Playing Smallbone is Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, My Hero, Dr Who, London Irish) and Tanya will be played by Esther Smith (Cuckoo, Uncle, The Midnight Beast). Toby will be played by Mike Wozniak, Susan will be played by Ruth Bratt, and God will be played by Geoff McGivern.

The Best Laid Plans will record at The RADA Studios on Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd October and booking has now opened. If you would like to join us for a night of comedy, then apply now.


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