Living with the Enemy

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Living with the Enemy
Genre Situation Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Starring Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Creator(s) Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell
Writer(s) Gyles Brandreth, Nick Revell
Producer(s) Ed Morrish
Air dates 14 November 2006 to 19 December 2006
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Website [1]
For the 2005 film, see Living with the Enemy (film).

Living with the Enemy is a BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth. It made its debut on 14 November 2006.

Revell appears as Nick Reynolds, a former 1980s left-wing comedian, now alternative medicine practitioner. Brandreth appears as a former Conservative Party Minister turned minor television celebrity. The two are forced into sharing a flat in Hammersmith, London, after Nick leaves his bath running and floods Gyles's flat on the floor below. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Gyles's god-daughter, Sophie, who is the third lead character, and is the spoilt daughter of a corrupt African politician.

Revell is also a stand-up comedian in real life, whilst Brandreth was a Conservative MP between 1992 and 1997, when he served as a government whip in John Major's government. The inspiration for the series came about when the pair met by chance at the Edinburgh Festival and, despite being political opposites, found they got on surprisingly well, and thought this could be the basis for an 'Odd Couple' sitcom.