Before long, Johnny and Polly are following Phil and Goodson to Mutlins in a bid to figure out what’s really going on. Uploaded by trying to improve his interpersonal skills. to succeed in a world he doesn't fully understand, and doesn't understand him. Meanwhile, Polly has become a community support support-officer. Phil’s never got on with his dad Goodison, who spent a lot of Phil’s life pretending to be dead. Meanwhile, Polly visits Johnny who is serving a 3 to 5 stretch (hours) for selling a hooky hook from the film Hook, and is worried he might be becoming institutionalised. A new sitcom for BBC Radio 4 created and written by Phil Ellis (Edinburgh Award Panel Prize winner 2014) and Fraser Steel (I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, 8 Out Of Ten Cats, A League Of Their Own). Ellis is nicely pathetic, keeping that fine balance between misery and stupidity, obsessing over trivial details like the icemaker on his fridge. When Phil’s dad Goodison is discovered not dead but living in Phil’s loft, Goodison tries to make amends by taking his son for a much needed holiday to popular holiday camp Mutlins. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Tagged: Radio Comedy Cast Sitcom Autobiographical. Well, it’s good for Lolly to have something to do…. He's trying The night of the “North West of the North West Small Business Awards” is fast approaching and Phil sees this as an ideal opportunity to impress Ellie who’s nominated for “Best Florist” – all he needs to do is get the job hosting it. Leanne. BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Phil Ellis. It’s every normal person’s dream…. He's trying to improve his interpersonal skills. This was much funnier than I was initially expecting. Series 3, Episode 3 Luckily, the defendant has Johnny on his side. Phil Ellis Is Trying. It’s rent day and once again Phil is behind on the payments to his landlord Johnny, who owns the celebrity memorabilia shop below. He's trying to get over his divorce from Leanne. And even if no-one can see them, they can just make them up; who’s to know any better? But are Goodison’s motives as honest as they seem? Luckily, Phil’s assistant Lolly has found one more kids’ party for Phil to entertain, and if he can get that right, he’ll have the rent, no problem. The dialogue is brilliantly punchy, and has some amazingly terrible similes and metaphors, such as "felt like Robbie Coltrane trying to get dressed in a Nissan Micra". A new sitcom for BBC Radio 4 created and written by Phil Ellis (Edinburgh Award Panel Prize winner 2014) and Fraser Steel (I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, 8 Out Of Ten Cats, A League Of Their Own). All he has to do is get the rent and make the date, and then things might start to look up for Phil. He's When Phil discovers Parbold is hosting the World Pinball Championships, he sees a way to solve his money troubles by winning the big cash prize. Parbold has its fair share of ghosts. Phil Ellis is unlikely to ever become embroiled in a debate about the politics of comedians on the BBC. The gang are still indulging in madness, with a pinball competition sponsored by the mafia, and joining a cult that promises to take them away from their miserable lives. But that’s easier said than done. Phil Ellis Is Trying [UPDATE - 23rd August 2019]: Pleased to see the return of this one, as an excellent example of the fun of the absurd. Phil must find a way to counter the allegations of Parbold’s best prosecutor (Sindhu Vee) and the witness statements of several of Parbold’s residents, including Mick the Chinese herbalist and Ellie the florist. off his debts. The class promises to “cleanse your mind gutters”. It's certainly a very enjoyable listen. Now, he just needs to get back on the dating horse, having spent three years moping around after his divorce. 12 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. He's trying to get over his divorce from Leanne. Sep 30, 2020 | All, Comedy, Comedy Drama | 0 |, Members get information about when streams/downloads become available, as well as accessing podcast RSS feeds for freely-available content to make listening to great shows a breeze, Register Here. But his preparations soon run aground when he finds himself falling in love with the bride. First task: to capture a pigeon that’s been terrorising Parbold. He's trying to pay his rent and pay Phil jumps at the idea and enlists Johnny to help him. In summary, absolutely recommending this. Vegas was unexpectedly fun, as I don't usually enjoy him. Now in prison for theft of an embarrassingly small bingo prize, Goodison invites Phil to visit him as part of HMP Parbold’s annual “Bring Your Family To Prison Day”. [ORIGINAL - 8th June 2018]: Back to the Unlucky Everyman, this time in the form of Phil Ellis, who is trying and failing to survive as a children's entertainer, leaving him several months behind on the office's rent. Even worse, he owes the rent to Johnny Vegas, who owns the celebrity memorabilia shop below the office. But it’s not just him who wants the money, as Phil’s past catches up with him. He's trying to make the crumbling entertainment business he inherited a success. What is more, Phi’s finally got a date with Ellie Evans, the florist next door. And this time, Johnny isn’t budging: Phil has got to come up with the money or he’s out. When Phil hears a ruckus in Johnny’s memorabilia shop downstairs, he goes to investigate, only to discover the mayor of Parbold, who gives Phil a much-needed job: to discover if her husband is having an affair. Maybe he’ll finally be able to put the spectre of his recent (three years ago) divorce behind him? This undercover work takes Phil, Polly and Johnny across town to investigate Parbold’s seedy underbelly. When that the treasure map he bought off a dodgy Tom Jones impersonator turns out – incredibly – to be useless, Polly convinces Phil to abandon his get-rich-quick schemes and opt for something more traditional, namely a ghost walk through Parbold. After all, as Polly says, it’s not like he can run away this time. When Phil and Johnny discover golden sachets in their Cup A Soup packets, they embark on a fantastical tour of the Cup A Soup factory hosted by reclusive owner Billy Bonker, who is opening the gates for the first time in 40 years. After all, who can turn down a date with a celebrity? Meanwhile, Polly starts a pet-walking business as a sideline. If only the court vending machine hadn’t been so recently stocked full of Caramacs. He’s desperate to meet Billy Bonker and enter his magical world where, they say, the taps run minestrone. Parbold’s not big enough for two spectral spectacles so which walk is going to win? Even so, it’s still worth going. What a coincidence. It’s rent day and once again Phil is behind on the payments to his landlord Johnny, who owns the celebrity memorabilia shop below. Meanwhile, Lolly tries to help Johnny when he gets trapped in a Dalek. He's trying to get over his divorce from Leanne. Next new episode is on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Otherwise, it looks like Phil might be facing a lengthy jail term. Luckily, he has his highly efficient assistant, Lolly Adefope to help him get the work through the door. Especially when Phil’s involved. And they have an entertaining time with Terry Mynott, who does a pleasingly nostalgic snotty French waiter. And he's trying to find a new love, to finally move on from Polly could help his cause as foreman of the jusry, but as she’s not been paid for months, she’s got it in for Phil too. And as a bonus paragraph, Lobby Land, which had a pilot last year, is now out as a full series, which if you're anything like me, you'll want to listen to here. If only the other people on the tour weren’t so intent on getting themselves killed. Phil Ellis stars in this gag-packed, anarchic sitcom about a man desperate to succeed in a world he doesn't fully understand, and doesn't understand him.. Phil is trying. If only Polly and Phil hadn’t shared their idea with Mick the Chinese herbalist who suddenly decides he’s going to put on a ghost walk too. But as it’s run by Mick the Chinese Herbalist it’s also there to empty your wallet. But when it soon turns out there’s more to Goodison’s invitation than meets the eye, will Phil be quick enough to see through his clever ruse? Phil sees this as an opportunity to reconnect with his dad. to make the crumbling entertainment business he inherited a success. Phil is trying. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse – David Mitchell, S01E03 – Its a Nice Day for a White Lightning Wedding, S03E01 – Billy Bonker and The Cup A Soup Factory. BritCom 101 Phil Ellis stars in this gag-packed, anarchic sitcom about a man desperate Phil is once again on his uppers but luckily he has received a response to his “leaflet campaign” (one leaflet) advertising his wedding planning service. Phil’s money troubles finally come to a head and he is forced to get a proper job as a takeaway delivery driver, a job which leads him on to several interesting discoveries. Meanwhile, Polly has enlisted Ellie to go on a double date with two so-called celebrities, who may or may not be trying to scam them. The fact that the entire cast of characters are all idiots is still a big part of the appeal of this, with it running with Barry Cryer's ideas of the need for fun. The bride-to-be Gemma wants to get married at short notice so Phil immediately leaps into action. Meanwhile, a Lolly attends a funeral so she can take advantage of the free buffet. Like this show. Instead, his returning Radio 4 series Phil Ellis Is Trying offers an almost timelessly absurd type of humour that can only work on radio, unconstrained by reality.. It may be a case Phil is desperate to crack, but will he like what he finds? [UPDATE - 23rd August 2019]: Pleased to see the return of this one, as an excellent example of the fun of the absurd. Stars Phil Ellis, Johnny Vegas, Lolly Adefope, Katia Kvinge and Terry Mynott. on February 13, 2020, There are no reviews yet. Will be listening to all of it. Phil Ellis stars in this gag-packed, anarchic sitcom about a man desperate to succeed in a world he doesn't fully understand, and doesn't understand him. Phil signs up to a special class at the gym in order to impress Ellie. Phil is trying. 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