Births, Deaths and Marriages is a new sitcom for BBC Radio 4 set in a Local Authority Register Office where the staff deal with the three greatest events in anybody’s life.
Written by and starring David Schneider (The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge), it features chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He’s unmarried but why does he need to be? He’s married thousands of women.
Alongside him are rival and divorcee Lorna who has been parachuted in from car parks to drag the office (and Malcolm) into the 21st century. To her marriage isn’t just about love and romance, it’s got to be about making a profit in our new age of austerity.
There’s also the ever spiky Mary, geeky Luke who’s worried he’ll end up like Malcolm one day while ditzy Anita may get her words and names mixed up occasionally but as the only parent in the office, she’s a mother to them all.
The episodes are being recorded in March and April – we will let you know when they are broadcast as soon as we find out
Free Tickets are available to be in the audience for the recordings of the show from the BBC website