3 series each of 6 x 30 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
House on Fire
When first-time buyers Matt and Vicky set their heart on the same two-bedroom house in Brixton, they realise neither of them can afford it by themselves.
Once their parents have helped them out, they agree to pool their resources and buy the property together. What could go wrong? She seems friendly and intelligent, and is definitely easy on the eye. He seems kind, funny and is undeniably cute. Not only is this a sensible financial move, it could end up being a great way of making a new friend for life. Or it could turn out to be the worst move they ever made?
House On Fire is a comedy series about two strangers who buy a house together, and then discover that they hate each other. Stuck together, but too financially intertwined to extricate themselves, Matt and Vicky must put up with each other's annoying habits before they lose their minds. Constantly at loggerheads, occasionally at war, each pulls out all the stops to try make the other leave.
Secretly, they might love each other - but if they do, they've got a funny way of showing it.
Series 1 2010
1. Moving In
First broadcast: Thursday 7th January 2010
Vicky and Matt, previously strangers, have decided to buy a house together in these credit crunch times. It's day one, and only one person can have the spacious top bedroom. Who will get it, and what are they prepared to do to secure it?
First broadcast: Thursday 14th January 2010
Vicky and Matt decide to have a housewarming party. A simple split of duties leaves Matt in charge of sending the invitations and Vicky doing everything else. Surely Matt can get one thing right?
3. Neighborhood Watch
First broadcast: Thursday 21st January 2010
After trouble with some local youths, Vicky sets up a neighborhood watch scheme. Matt is completely uninterested - until, that is, he meets Lindsay, a glamour model from down the road, and suddenly discovers his sense of social duty.
First broadcast: Thursday 28th January 2010
Paying bills seems such a bore and mainly irrelevant - until the phone gets cuts off, that is. Matt hasn't got any money but has to prove to Vicky that the land line has to be restored at all costs.
First broadcast: Thursday 4th February 2010
When Matt refuses to do his fair share of cleaning around the flat Vicky decides to down mops. As the dirt gathers, so do the flies. Is this the ideal scenario for Vicky to introduce her new boyfriend?
6. Hot Water
First broadcast: Thursday 11th February 2010
The boiler's on the blink - baths are a no-go and showers are rationed. Matt decides that Vicky will have to do everything in her power to get the boiler fixed, even if it means offering herself to the boiler repair man.
Series 2 2011
First broadcast: Thursday 4th August 2011
When Matt's plans for winning the Spanish lottery go awry, he is forced to borrow money from his flat mate, Vicky.
First broadcast: Thursday 11th August 2011
Matt discovers an entirely original use for Vicky's coat-hangers whilst Vicky bumps into an old boyfriend.
First broadcast: Thursday 18th August 2011
Vicky decides to defend her father in court. Matt's parents decide to go on a world tour just as he contracts horrible flu.
First broadcast: Thursday 25th August 2011
Vicky decides she needs a new body - and where better to get one than down the local gym?
First broadcast: Thursday 1st September 2011
Vicky has invested in a top of the range kitchen blender and Matt feels compelled to put its claim to blend anything to the test.
First broadcast: Thursday 8th September 2011
Times are hard and the mortgage is overdue. Matt and Vicky believe the only logical thing to do is to fake Matt's death and claim on the insurance.
Series 3 2013
First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
What do you do when you have got a tax bill you cannot pay? Answer: Marry your irritating flatmate. Result: Mayhem.
First broadcast: Wednesday 29th May 2013
Vicky decides to dust down her girl guide badges and go camping with friends. But her original plans for camping buddies don't quite work out.
First broadcast: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Vicky decides to attend self-defence classes and meets with some unexpected opposition.
First broadcast: Wednesday 12th June 2013
After watching Fiddler on the Roof for the first time, Matt decides to convert to Judaism. As the house goes kosher, Vicky takes evasive action.
First broadcast: Wednesday 19th June 2013
After Matt agrees to look after his mate's baby, Vicky decides to borrow it to become a 'single mother'. She is certain it will help with her upcoming pay review.
First broadcast: Wednesday 26th June 2013
It is Vicky's birthday, and she plans a celebratory dinner with a few close friends. But the final guest list does not go as planned.
2010 - 2013
BBC Radio 4
18 (3 series)
Emma Pierson, Jody Latham, Rupert Vansittart, Janine Duvitski, Philip Jackson, Seb Cardinal, Fergus Craig and Colin Hoult
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