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The Kit Curran Radio Show (ITV Sitcom, Denis Lawson)

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The Kit Curran Radio Show ITV Sitcom Denis Lawson

In sitcom The Kit Curran Radio Show, Kit Curran (Denis Lawson) is a manic local radio disc jockey working for Radio Newtown. Kit regularly found himself butting heads with station boss Roland Simpson (Brian Wilde of Porridge fame). Curran was not a nice person and cared for nothing but himself and his career but with Denis Lawson in the lead role managed to make him liable.

Season two was called Kit Curran and followed Kit running his own business called Curran Associates Incorporated this basically involved him tackling a variety of jobs after being sacked from his radio job. Season 2 also appeared on Channel Four. The show was an early success for writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin. Whether it was intentional or not the setting of Newtown has classic TV echoes being the town where Z Cars was set.

Cast: Denis Lawson as Kit Curran; Brian Wilde as Roland Simpson (Season 1); Paul Brooke as Les Toms; Clive Merrison as Damien Appleby; Debbi Blythe as Sally Beamish (Season 1); Joseph Marcell as Constantine (Season 1); Pamela Scott as Constantine (Season 2)

Writers: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin / Producers and Directors: Derrick Godwin (Season 1), Anthony Parker (Season 2)

UK / ITV Thames – Channel 4 / 12×30 minute episodes / Season One aired 2 April – 14 May 1984 on ITV and Season Two aired 21 July – 25 August 1985