Living with the Enemy
|Running time||30 minutes|
|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|
|Air dates||14 November 2006 to 19 December 2006|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
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.
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