A new sitcom written by and starring Frank Skinner starts on BBC Radio 4 on 5th October.
Don’t Start co-stars IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson as one half of bickering couple Kim and Neil (Skinner).
Every week the audience will join the coupe for a different argument, each caused by a trivial flashpoint such as a text from a friend, a trilby and a bad night’s sleep.
As the stakes mount the couple battle to outdo each other with increasingly absurd images, unexpected literary references and razor sharp analysis of their beloved’s weaknesses.
“I’ve spent an unhealthy percentage of all my relationships in argument mode. Sometimes it’s simply destructive but, on other occasions, it can be like an elaborate verbal dance,” says Skinner.
“I’m a fan of those Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn films when their bickering is finely-crafted, funny, and yet somehow still very real. That’s what I’ve tried to achieve with Don’t Start.”
Don’t Start is a weekly four part series, airing on BBC Radio 4 from Wednesday 5th October, 11.00pm