Simon McGrath likes to think of himself as a good person. He donates blood,
he recycles his newspapers, bottles and some of his cans, and he's adopted
two tigers. But he has to pay his mortgage just like everyone else and
that's why he currently works as an arms dealer.
The team behind Rigor Mortis brings this brand-new sitcom to BBC Radio 4,
featuring the muddied life of a man who never intended to go into the arms trade.
He fell into it but he's definitely going to leave soon. And if he wasn't doing
his job, someone else would. And it's people who fire bullets, not his guns.
And at least he doesn't work for McDonald's.
Safety Catch is an incendiary, contemporary sitcom that mocks black-and-white
notions of morality. It exposes the ugly trade-offs and necessary fictions in
working lives and relationships through the example of Simon McGrath and the
lies he has to tell himself just to get up in the morning.
The cast is led by Darren Boyd (Green Wing, Smack The Pony, Hippies, Kiss Me Kate
and the recent feature film, Magicians) in the role of Simon McGrath. He is joined
by Joanna Page, Lewis Macleod, Sarah Smart and Brigit Forsyth.
Safety Catch is created and written by Laurence Howarth (Rigor Mortis, Dead Ringers,
Laurence And Gus) with one episode written by John Finnemore.
1: Show Me You Care
Sitcom about a man who has reluctantly drifted into the arms dealing trade.
2: A Wanting Man
While being interviewed by a friend of his sister, Simon gets the distinct impression
that she might be attracted to him, despite being introduced as a morally contemptible
worm. Should he put his theory to the test?
3: Loose Lips Sink Ships
Judith's new boyfriend Ol turns out not to be the man everyone thought he was.
Simon discovers that he has been taped giving out highly secret and sensitive information.
4: Whatever Happened To The Unlikely Lad?
Persuaded by his girlfriend and family, Simon attends his school reunion,
determined that no one should find out what he does for a living.