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A MODERN GHOST STORY: WHEN GHOSTLY GADGETS GO WRONG.

Pozzitive Television Proudly Presents…
A NEW BBC RADIO 4 COMEDY SERIES
THE HAUNTENING
A NEW ELECTRIFYING TWO-PART RADIO SERIES COMING TO BBC RADIO 4 ON WEDNESDAY 11TH & 18TH OCTOBER AT 11.15pm
Produced and directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for the BBC


Travel through the bad gateway of technology in these modern ghost stories as writer and performer Tom Neenan discovers what horrors may lurk in our apps and gadgets. The Hauntening is a two-part radio series that is set to air on both 11th and 18th October 2017 at 11.15pm.

Ever wondered about the complexities of everyday technology? How a cheese cracker-sized piece of metal can tell you how far away you are from your own mum to within a decimal point? Algorithms that somehow claim to find you the perfect romance? A device that tells you who to be friends with and what to buy?
Experts say that with new technology comes a host of modern anxieties, especially in a world where new apps and gadgets are being thrust upon us each day, Tom Neenan brings a humorous twist on what horrors may really lurk within our beloved devices, so much so that The Hauntening will leave you questioning that notification on Bumble…

Show 1: “SoulMaits”
Starring
Tom                   Tom Neenan
Heidi                  Jenny Bede
The Cabbie       Roger Morlidge
Jane                   Kath Hughes
and Frances Barber as the voice of The App

Show 2: “The Asag Chiller”
Starring
Tom                  Tom Neenan
Heidi                Jenny Bede
Debbi               Kath Hughes
Reynolds         Roger Morlidge
Asag                 Ewan Bailey

Written by Tom Neenan

The Hauntening airs on BBC Radio 4 on 11th and 18th October 2017 at 11.15pm
Duration: 15 minutes per episode

ABOUT TOM NEENAN: Previously known as one half of the critically acclaimed Gentlemen of Leisure with Nish Kumar, Tom Neenan’s solo comedy is famed for its inspired characters and fast paced, evocative storytelling. He debuted his first solo show ‘The Haunting At Lopham House’ in 2014 which became a sell-out success receiving numerous 4 and 5 Star reviews. 2016 saw Tom Neenan’s third show, Vaudeville, play to sell-out audiences and receive exclusively 4 and 5 Star reviews. This year, Tom’s Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Attenborough’ was featured in the likes of The New York Times, Digital Spy, Metro and the Daily Express and received critical acclaim. Tom Neenan has written for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, BBC Radio 4’s Spotlight Tonight as well as The News Quiz, Mock The Week, The Now Show and BBC Two’s The Mash Report.

PRAISE FOR TOM NEENAN:
'Very funny... Neenan inhabits the rogues' gallery of characters with great panache' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A masterclass in arch, tongue-in-cheek but still incredibly clever comedy’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

'One man narrative juggernaut’ ★★★★ The List

POZZITIVE TELEVISION
The show is a Pozzitive production, and is produced by David Tyler whose other credits include The Brig Society, Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore’s Double Acts, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Shush!, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive, The Castle, The 3rd Degree, The 99p Challenge, My First Planet, Radio Active & Bigipedia. His TV credits include Paul Merton – The Series, Spitting Image, Absolutely, The Paul Calf Video Diary, Three Fights Two Weddings & A Funeral, Coogan’s Run, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon and exec producing Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies.

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