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Tim has written and stars in a brand new comedy for BBC Radio 2. The forthcoming sitcom pilot is called ‘Strings’ and will be broadcast on 8th May 10 – 10.30pm.

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The BBC blurb describes it thusly:

Tim Minchin plays Jonny, lead singer of rock band Perspex, who’s left everything behind him in Australia in pursuit of fame.

Blasting onto the music scene with their hit single ‘Shag With The Stereo On’, Perspex are on the cusp of becoming famous. A garrulous Glaswegian A&R man will make sure of that. But Jonny is haunted by a terrible suspicion that he’s not emotionally unstable enough to be a proper star.

A chance encounter with Verity, the beautiful lead singer of Christian pop band, In-X-Chelseas, ignites Jonny’s interest. Worlds apart but undeniably drawn to each other, will their connection lead Jonny to redemption, or supply him with the suffering he craves to create great rock?

‘Strings’  contains original songs written by Tim Minchin and performed by Perspex. It also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Will Adamsdale, Rosalie Craig, Emily Watson Howes, Dan Antopolski, Lizzie Roper and Lewis McLeod.

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As it’s being broadcast on the BBC, it will be available on BBC iPlayer either live or for seven days after it’s aired. If you want to check what time it’s airing, local to you, you could look here.

Tip: Try looking forward to this in a state of excited anticipation…

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Oli on 16th of February 2011

When will this be a full series

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[...] Half Hour. Tim wrote and starred as Jonny, the insecure lead singer of rock band Perspex, in Strings a brand new comedy for BBC Radio 2. The sitcom pilot aired in May 2010 and also starred Peter [...]

Rory on 23rd of June 2010

Brilliant. Needs more!

Fergus on 1st of June 2010

Gone form iPlayer already? Dammit!

jennie on 19th of May 2010

how can i listen to / get a copy of strings 1st installment ….. why has it gone from iplayer ????

ben on 17th of May 2010

D’oh I missed it and now it’s not on iplayer.

derek on 11th of May 2010

just listened to it on bbc iplayer. We need more Tim or at least a downloadable version! It is absolutely brilliant! Keep up the great work Tim!

Melody King on 9th of May 2010

Really enjoyed “Strings” on BBC Radio 2 the other night and am hugely disappointed to find that it was only a pilot. I was eagerly awaiting next week’s installment, it was only when Lizzie Roper told me on Twitter that I felt the crushing disappointment. I have written to the BBC to ask them to air more!

tracy cooper on 5th of May 2010

ok more than a semblance as it is effecting my spelling.

tracy cooper on 5th of May 2010

definatly looking forward to this in a semblance of exicted anticipation…x good luck

Bettina on 29th of April 2010

What about us back here in Oz!!! What do we get to listen too?? Luv your work Tim….. just don’t see enough of it.

Josh Jones on 28th of April 2010

So looks like you coming to The Stuns gig the other night could be considered a tax deduction under research then hey mate? It sounds like this is based on me. ;) I just need to get interested in a girl in a Christian rock band. One other small difference – I know I’m emotionally unstable enough to be a proper star. I’m feeling a “state of excited anticipation” without trying. I’ll be listening.

Annette on 27th of April 2010

Fantastic news! Well done you. I can’t wait.

Kathy on 27th of April 2010

to Carl & Mo, this is radio iplayer, fine wherever you are in trhe world. it’s the tv iplayer you can’t get (different licensing restrictions).
Got me a post-it note on my screen to remind me :o)

melissa graham on 27th of April 2010

OMG I CAN’T WAIT, I’M SO EXCITED!!!! :D. TIM IS AWESOME!!! :)

Tracey/rm on 27th of April 2010

I am looking forward to this in a state of excited anticipation.

mo on 27th of April 2010

seconding carl’s question. bbc iplayer does not get along with australian ip addresses.

Carl on 27th of April 2010

Awesome. Look forward to it. Are those of us in the rest of the world going to be able to hear it online, or will we be “geo-blocked”?

Aidan (Ed) on 27th of April 2010

in the spirit of facebook (where i first got wind of this) Aidan Bannon and a million others LIKE this

Seventh on 26th of April 2010

Fuck YES!
Very Darkside / R’n’R Nerd.

*wiggles with glee*

lou on 26th of April 2010

as long as its not going to turn out like the stupid flight of the concords sounds ace :)

Dominic on 26th of April 2010

Looking forward to this. Sounds fun

Annie on 26th of April 2010

how lovely…can you please remind us at the time so I don’t forget to tune in?

ren on 26th of April 2010

very very exciting!! really can’t wait for it, going to stream bbc r2 at home so i can listen live with the Britts ;D

Gail on 26th of April 2010

Minchin and Serafinowicz – it’s gonna be great!

Rachel Gibbs on 26th of April 2010

AWESOME!!!! I’m excited already! Tip noted and acted upon :D

Marc on 26th of April 2010

Will there be a podcast? I’m not very good at catching these things live but I’d definitely download it as a podcast.

Charlotte Wilkinson on 26th of April 2010

cant wait! sounds awesome…and two days before my birthday, what a good pressie :D

sharon hoskins on 26th of April 2010

have taken ur tip ! it is working already :) x

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