Episode 4

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 10:30PM on ITV2

Starring, Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Under The Blue Sky), Kevin Bishop (The Kevin Bishop Show, Star Stories, Fat Pig) and Nina Sosanya (Teachers, Casanova, Love’s Labours Lost), FM is a brand new comedy series for ITV2. Written by Oliver Lansley and Ian Curtis and produced by ITV Studios, FM is set in a hip London radio station. The series follows a group of fame-hungry friends who run a daily indie-inspired show.

Show host Lindsay Carol (O’Dowd) bumbles his way passionately through each show regaling his loyal listeners with a mixture of cutting edge tunes and stories of his totally misguided personal life. Sharp and witty on-air, off-air he’s all at sea in the world of hip bands and celebrity and constantly upstaged by fellow radio host and cool urban DJ, Topher Kiepher (O-T Fagbenle). Lindsay’s dipsy yet too-cool-for-rock school co-host Dom Cox (Bishop) manages to piss off their music guests on a daily basis, usually through excessive partying, his tardy antics and his general inability to take his job seriously. Lyndsay’s producer, Jane Edwards (Sosanya), is suppose to keep the hosts under control and running to schedules, but she very rarely achieves this herself. Like Lindsay and Dom, Jane is an eternal singleton and they all revel in each others dating disasters. Together they make for a very motley radio crew.

Each episode will see a performance from a top band “live” in the FM studio, such as The Charlatans, The Wombats, Guillemots, Ladyhawke, The Subways and Sway. As well as celebrity guest appearances including Justin Hawkins, Marianne Faithfull, Toyah Wilcox, Jamie Theakston, Konnie Huq and Tim Westwood.

The series follows the three radio musketeers as they attempt to pull together a daily show. They come face to face with demanding managers, pushy new bands, unreliable recording artists, Dom’s relentless partying and boy band past, Jane’s shambolic love life, as well as Lindsay’s constant failure to pull, be cool, or look hot in skinny jeans.

Other regular characters include Daisy (Ophelia Lovibond), FM’s wide-eyed receptionist, surly runner Ades (Daniel Kaluuya – Skins) and the station’s nerdy sound engineer, Neil (Oliver Lansley).

In episode four Lindsay is nominated for a radio award alongside Annie Mac, John Kennedy and his Skin FM arch nemisis Topher Kiefer. The award is presented by his “true love” Konnie Huq. Will Lindsay finally pluck up the courage to ask her out – perhaps remembering a childhood trauma will give him the push he needs.

Dom spends the awards ceremony partying with The Subways, but when they pop into the studio the following day to perform Dom tries his hardest to avoid them. Jane is the only one to get luck at the awards, but spends the following day avoiding his phone call.

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