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Holy Water
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

The life of a struggling writer with his dysfunctional friends and a talking geranium.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Kate McKenzie and Brian Bowles.

Special guest star: Brian Johnston and Vince the geranium.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1992.

Decoration
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 2 of 6

Struggling writer Nick paints his flat to impress Caroline, but his geraniums hate it.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.

Episode 3
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 3 of 6

Struggling writer Nick's mate Craig proves a headache, while Vince the geranium encounters a bee.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.

Episode 4
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Struggling writer Nick has quit smoking and is jetting off, but the geraniums don't want him to go.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.

Cash
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 5 of 6

Writer Nick struggles for cash, while his geraniums moan about Christmas decorations.

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.

Moving
The Nick Revell Show Series 1 Episode 6 of 6

Struggling writer Nick ponders moving in with his girlfriend, and which geranium is sexiest?

A sitcom for the 1990s, written by and starring comedian Nick Revell.

With Alistair McGowan, Caroline Gruber, Brian Bowles, Doon Mackichan and Alison Sterling.

Producer: Jon Magnusson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1992.

The Nick Revell Show was a sitcom originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Night Comedy slot, written by and starring Nick Revell. Two series of six episodes each were made in 1992 and 1993.

The format of the series involved Revell as a struggling writer and the interactions with his friends agent and the talking geraniums (Vince and Alvin) in his flat. Each show opened with Revell performing a short monologue, which then merged into the sitcom action.

A TV pilot entitled N7 was made (featuring an actor other than Revell playing the central character). The pilot was not developed into a series.

The radio series is occasionally repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Plot
Nick's character is a world-class procrastinator with slovenly habits. Work takes second place to eating at Craig and Shona's cafe, and drinking at the local pub. Plots range from Nick taking on one of the locals in a fitness test, to Nick travelling to France at Cressida's invitation, unsuspectingly getting involved in a plot to give a rich man a heart attack so his wife can depart with his money. In series 1 Nick loses one girlfriend because of his habits, and in series 2 he meets a new paramour who actually understands his talking geraniums. He also miraculously lands a contract with an American studio.

Main cast
Nick Revell as Nick
Caroline Gruber as Cressida, Nick's agent.
Doon Mackichan as Shona, the Dundonian co-owner of the local cafe.
Alistair McGowan as Craig, Shona's Dundonian partner who hated Dundee United F.C..
Brian Johnston and Brian Bowles as Vince & Alvin, Nick's geraniums.
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Audio
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