Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

BBC Radio 4 sitcom from 2001
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Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting was a BBC Radio 4 situation comedy show written by and starring Linda Smith. It ran for two series of six episodes each from July 2001 until July 2002.

Set in East London, where Smith herself lived, A Brief History of Timewasting concerned the struggle of a single woman to fill the day, helped by her inept, sugar-loving, live-in builder Chris (Chris Neill), morbid elderly neighbour Betty (Margaret John), and minicab driver Worra (Femi Elufowoju Jr). Supporting roles were played by Jeremy Hardy and Martin Hyder. Many familiar voices from Radio 4, including then-chief announcer Peter Donaldson, Thought for the Day regular Rabbi Lionel Blue, and Woman's Hour stalwart Jenni Murray, appeared as themselves.

  1. The Carpet Sweeper (44.7Mb)
  2. The East End Mafia (45.4Mb)
  3. Opera, Gas And Gardening (45Mb)
  4. A Day Trip To Romney Marsh (45.2Mb)
  5. Coffins Funerals And Nursing Homes (44.9Mb)
  6. 999 Emergency (44.9Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.