‘Foiled’, the BBC Radio Wales/BBC Sounds sitcom set and recorded in a Tonypandy hairdresser, Bleach For The Stars, closes its third series this week.
The comedy series, which has featured guest appearances from Sir Derek Jacobi, Alexandria Riley, Alistair Green and Richard Clifford, will culminate with the cliffhanging episode ‘Everything’s Plants’, with comedy stars Ralf Little and Miles Jupp, joining the regular cast of David Oakes, Beth Granville, Garnon Davies and Stephanie Siadatan.
The series, which began as an Edinburgh show in 2016, has amassed a huge and loyal fanbase, with audience listening figures reflecting this. The sitcom is written by Beth Granville and David Charles and produced by Tom Price for The Rubber Chicken.
Everything Plants broadcasts on BBC Radio Wales at 18:30 on Monday September 30.
The final episode in the current series follows Bleach for the Stars’ fifth birthday bash. Tanisha has forgotten they were doing presents, while Sabrina has forgotten the buffet food. When Richie’s dad shows up uninvited, the team have only an hour to rush to the cash and carry to save the party.
Stand-up star and actor, Miles Jupp, who voices ‘Roger’ in the series, commented:
“It was really great fun to do another episode of Foiled for BBC Radio Wales. I think the scripts are very funny, and it’s a lovely cast.”
Royle Family star, Ralf Little, who voices ‘Simon’ commented:
“Foiled: Lovable characters, witty one-liners, silly wordplay, laugh out loud set pieces and at its core, bags and bags of heart. I’d do it again in a second.”
Writers Beth and David add:
“We’re lucky to have such an incredible cast for Foiled. We say luck, but it’s more a combination of audacity and really good manners. Beth met Ralf Little on an NHS march and she met Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford while working as a humble production assistant.
“Actors do ‘Foiled’ because they believe in the scripts and they believe in the team putting it together. That’s a lovely thing to remember and makes us want to write the best we can for them.”
The episode will be available to listen via BBC Sounds shortly after broadcast, in the meantime, catch previous episodes of Foiled via BBC Sounds on bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008xn2