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If it's Wednesday . . . It must be Holloway

Sarah Alexander - Mimi, Finlay Christie - Tom,
Phoebe Abbott - Lucy, David Tennant - Joe (Photo by Richard Bailey)

The Gobetweenies premiered on BBC Radio 4 on May 6, 2011. The four part series was produced by Gordon Kennedy for Absolutely Productions.

The director was Marilyn Imrie ,the writer was Marcella Evarist.

The Gobetweenies is a candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings, Lucy and Tom, as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents."

The Telegraph - Gillian Reynolds - April 28, 2011

"David Tennant plays Joe, father of ten year old Tom and teenage Lucy.  He's no longer married to Mimi (Sarah Alexander.)

She's on marriage three now but both parents try hard to keep the ties that, naturally, will bind them all at least until the two children have finished school.

So there's lots of driving around, talking on mobile phones, picking up and bringing back, trying not to contradict each other. But it's all very wearing so Joe has a bright idea.  Is is practical?

This comedy by Marcella Evaristi shows every sign of being neatly drawn from life."

The show was renewed for a second series in 2012 but David was replaced by Mark Bonnar, who also makes an appears in The Minor Character with David.


             Episode 1, aired on May 6, 2011, 11:30 am - 12:00 on BBC Radio 4:

"Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum Mimi is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started, but the children's father Joe has come to a decision that will changes their all their lives..."

                               If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway

Additional Cast:
Harry -  Stuart Milligan*

*voices the character Colonel Stark in the Doctor Who animated series Dreamland.  

He was also in the Liberty episode of 'The Romantics, in which David appears as Jean-Jacques Rousseau.



             Episode 2, aired on May 13, 2011, 11.30 am-12.00 on BBC Radio 4:

This week son Tom feels guilty about not wanting to be mates with a boy with a permanent snot bubble.

The divorced pair confuse him about the morality of befriending losers.

Meanwhile a visit to a tattoo parlour gives Lucy a great idea about getting some attention. Joe finds a new job and a visit to The Wellcome Institute provides Mimi with some useful information about Syphilis.

                              If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway...

Additional Cast:

Bobby - Stephen Critchlow
Stevie - Ben Baker
Ms Smart - Morwenna Banks*
Donald - Gordon Kennedy

*portrays The Mother in the short film Traffic Warden which stars David in the title role.


              Episode 3, aired on May 20, 2011, 11.30 am-12.00 on BBC Radio 4:

Lucy gets inspired by art and creates her own Angel of the North London - but she is confused by Joe's refusal to take her to an exhibition of his own work.

Meanwhile Mimi is stuck as usual with annoying Helen who overuses the word 'achingly', hits on Joe and is oddly pretending to find Tom's lame jokes a hoot.

                              If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway


Additional Cast:

Katy - Ophelia Davidson
Helen - Tracy-Ann Oberman*

*appears as Yvonne Hartman in the Army of Ghosts and Doomsday episodes of Doctor Who and she is Katie is series three of DINKY.

She also took part in the 2003 Theatre Quiz at the National with David


           Episode 4, aired on May 27, 2011, 11:30 am-12:00 on BBC Radio 4:

"David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as the exes determined to be double not single parents and bring the kids up together apart.

But Lucy needs compensation for moving house every week...

                            If it's Wednesday it must be Holloway.

It turns out Mimi's new husband says he is into fatherhood after all, and Lucy tells her Dad and Tom all about Mum's condition...

Mimi is desperate to bring the kids to New York for the premiere of her new husband's play but Tom has found a new friend whose cute yogic mother Joe is drawn to...

When Lucy refuses to miss out on her best friend's birthday because of a planned visit to her stepfather in New York, Mimi fails to get Joe's back-up."

Additional Cast:

Jennifer -  Emily Bruni*

Freddie -  Oliver Dillon

Harry - Stuart Milligan

*appears in the movie Being Considered


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