2 series of 4 x 30 minute episodes each
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Series 1 is on site and can be found here http://radioarchive.cx/torrents-details.php?id=93
Political satire about five young adults who want to change the world but have no idea how, and little idea why
Based on the award-winning play from the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, Party is written by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and Cowards member, Tom Basden. It explores what happens when a group of people try and change the world.
Four young idealists have decided to form a new political party to save the world from itself. The new fifth member, Duncan, sets about saving the world from them.
A suburban garden shed is the setting, as the adolescent adults debate forming their own political party. From the perils of electing a leader and choosing a party name through to the finer intricacies of Foreign and Environmental policy, this comedy satirises the ambitions, hypocrisy and naivety of those who choose to try to change the world.
Party is about small minds tackling big issues - China, sex trafficking, cycle lanes, unfair trade coffee, whether to call the party 'The Friendly Party' or 'Gladios', and when, exactly, they should break to eat a cake.
Series 2 2011
1. All Publicity Is Good Publicity
First broadcast: Wednesday 1st June 2011
The young aspiring politicians of the new political party attempt to step up a gear and get the recognition and publicity they deserve. All they need to do is sort out the diversity of their group first.
2. It's Technology, Stupid
First broadcast: Wednesday 8th June 2011
The aspiring politicians get to grips with technology and launch a recruiting campaign on the internet.
3. Prison Ain't All That Bad
First broadcast: Wednesday 15th June 2011
The aspiring MPs use prison-based TV shows as inspiration for their law and order policy.
4. Is The Party Over?
First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd June 2011
The aspiring politicians move on to tackle drugs and housing, but the future of the party looks uncertain as Jared is all set to move to the Isle of Wight.
Series 3 2012
1. The Curry
First broadcast: Wednesday 19th September 2012
The group reconvene after their summer break and the ambition steps up a gear.
2. The Grundy
First broadcast: Wednesday 26th September 2012
This week the group visit Phoebe and 'The Grundy' in hospital.
3. The Splits
First broadcast: Wednesday 3rd October 2012
The party head off to Corby to research for the upcoming by-election.
First broadcast: Wednesday 10th October 2012
The aspiring politicians get their first radio interview ahead of the by-election.
2010 - 2012
BBC Radio 4
12 (3 series)
Tom Basden, Tim Key, Jonny Sweet, Anna Crilly and Katy Wix