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Mission Accomplished

Following two excellent days of recording with the Boom Jennies (Anna Emerson, Lizzie Bates and Catriona Knox) Dave and Matt have spent a week crafting an almost cartoon-like soundscape to support their fast paced four part comedy series for Radio 4.

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Stormchasers in the studio

Two days of working with a great cast and director Paul Warwick on the Radio 4 afternoon play Stormchasers. A 45 minute radio play is the audio narrative equivalent of a feature film (well, almost) - at least when compared with a 15 minute comedy show.

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The continuing adventures of Nigel Penny

Top Dog's late night comedy series "The Music Teacher" has been commissioned for a third series.  This is scheduled for broadcast on Radio 4 in Spring 2013 Commissioning Editor's feedback: "We love this show! Delighted to take another series.

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Dave Against The Machine spinoff gets the go ahead

Summer 2013 sees Dave Lamb's "Hobby Bobbies" arrive on Radio 4. An audience sitcom by Dave Lamb, about a warm-hearted pair of Community Police Officers struggling to make their way in the world of law enforcement. A spin-off featuring two hugely well received characters from Radio 4’s 2011 series Dave Against the Machine.

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The Music Teacher - Series 2

Series 2 of Richie's late night Radio 4 comedy The Music Teacher starts on April 4th 2012 at 2300. Once again providing a window on the world of hapless multi-instrumentalist music teacher Nigel Penny. As the usual array of frustrating pupils pass through the door into his tiny practice room in Letchington Arts Centre, Nigel is once again faced with dealing with neurotic Arts Centre manager Belinda's curveballs - guaranteed to spoil his already rubbish day.

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New Drama Commission

We're pleased to announce our first Drama commission for BBC Radio 4. Stormchasers is a comedy drama written and produced by Top Dog's own Nick Walker. It will broadcast in Autumn 2012 in the Afternoon Play slot. The 45 minute drama features the exploits of three troubled and disillusioned West Midland stormchasers who believe that one 'tornado scoop' will compensate for their stalled lives.

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