FM

Episode 6

Wednesday, 1 April 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 the final episode of the series Lindsay agrees to play an awful song by new band The Pharaoh Islands, in the hope of getting a date with the gorgeous lead singer. Dom is offered his own show with corporate station Essential FM and Jane is producing her own stage at a festival, but will she get studio guests, The Charlatans to perform?


 

Episode 5

Wednesday, 25 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 five Lindsay returns from holiday with a beard, which the FM team can’t quite get used to. This week Dom is focusing on the annual radio pub quiz and is determined to beat his arch nemesis Tim Westwood, and retain his John Peel statue. However, with Sarah Champion and Richard Bacon on Westwood’s team, who will emerge victorious? Also, this week Lindsay attempts a career in music television and Jane struggles with Ades having a crush on her.

The studio guest this week is urban artist Sway, with Jamie Theakston hosting the radio pub quiz.


 

Epiosde 2

FM, Episode 2…

This episode is centrally around Lindsay trying to get a girlfriend and the problems he faces doing that, at the start of the show Dom hasn’t turned up, as he had got drunk the night before and ended up on a tour bus not too much of a problem but as he stumbled off the bus he finds himself on a boat and get to the studio after ten minutes late. So after the show Jane puts it to him that he needs to stop drinking so a packed is made and Dom will give up drinking and Jane will give up smoking…

So Dom goes to a AA meeting and for support Lindsay goes with him, meanwhile Lindsay gets chatting to a lady who is also there to support her sister, Lindsay try’s to hit on her with drastic consequence’s, Dom is bored through out the AA meeting till he get a turn to talk about his problem but he is recognised by another member of the group and the starts telling anecdotes of his wild times while drinking and gets a good response from the group.

Once they are back at the studio the Wombats are there as they are on their show a guests (this episode also features a performance by The Wombats) Lindsay is attracted to The Wombats manager and then concocts a plan to make her his new girlfriend, but his plan is based around making up a fictional girlfriend (the theory being she will be attracted to him if he is in a relationship)

The lack of nicotine increasingly becoming more of a problem Jane gets some nicotine patches goes into the ladies toilet to put one on, Dom sees her with what he thinks is cigarettes and takes a fire extinguisher and kick the door of the toilets and sprays the extinguisher over what turns out to be another member of the staff, Jane comes out of another cubicle and show him that they are patch not cigarettes.

With the gang back on air in a matter of minutes, Lindsay is ready to be split up from his fictional girlfriend and asks the receptionist to call him and break up with him, they are on air and the station gets a call from his fictional girlfriend she is put live on air and she breaks up with him making him look very bad, and after the show he then makes his move on The Wombats manager… It doesn’t go down too well and Lindsay is left alone once again.

Another good episode much better than the first, which is to be expected, let’s hope, it stays that way…

Catch FM episode 3 next week iTV2 Wednesday 10.30!

FM is set in a hip, cool radio station and a daily radio show with two very uncool deejays, played by Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Under The Blue Sky) and Kevin Bishop (The Kevin Bishop Show, Star Stories,). Nina Sosanya (Teachers, Love’s Labours Lost) plays the radio show’s producer, the series by written by Oliver Lansley and Ian Curtis.

 

Show host Lindsay Carol (O’Dowd) bumbles his way through each show 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 Carol’s 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.

Each episode includes a live performance in the FM studio from the likes of The Charlatans, The Wombats , The Guillemots, Ladyhawke, The Subways and Sway; as well as celebrity guest appearances from Justin Hawkins, Marianne Faithfull, Toyah Wilcox, Jamie Theakston, Konnie Huq and Tim Westwood.

 

The central theme of the show is that Lindsay, desperately wants to be ‘cool’, and toward that aim, in Wednesdays night’s episode Lindsay got himself a gig as a club DJ by lying and making up the claim that he’s a in his own words a “Mixmaster” but as he can’t actually carry out this feat, he then makes it worse for him self but creating his own tag-line, “I’m the Right Honourable Lord Mixalot. But predictably turned out his ‘dj set’ on the night rather went very wrong. The back-story was that Lindsay was supplied with a pre mixed CD, which of course, during Lindsay’s set gets stuck and everyone knows he’s been faking it so he was made to look like a the uncool dj he is and always will be or will he eventually turn it all around?

 

If you missed it and want to catch up on FM you can see it on ITV’s iTVplayer also you can visit FM’s website for up to date info on the show, the guest stars and the cast.

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.


Episode 3

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 10:30PM on ITV2

Show host Lindsay Carol (O’Dowd) bumbles his way passionately through each show regaling listeners with stories of his totally misguided personal life, which surprisingly attracts an audience. His failure to connect with the world of hip bands and celebrity work against him, and he is constantly competing in the fame stakes with fellow radio host and cool urban DJ, Topher (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 his drunken or tardy antics. 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, The Guillemots, Ladyhawke and Sway. As well as celebrity guest appearances including Justin Hawkins, Toyah Wilcox, Jamie Theakston 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 boyband past, as well as Lindsay’s eternal wish to become a top club DJ whilst looking hot in skinny jeans.

Other regular characters include Daisy (Ophelia Lovibond), FM’s wide-eyed receptionist, and the station’s nerdy sound engineer, Neil (Oliver Lansley).

In episode three Jane’s criminal past reveals itself when she admits to having had a kleptomanic stage during her youth. Dom dates a girl with impaired hearing which ends in disaster and Lindsay finds himself embroiled in the saga of Ladyhawke’s stolen laptop.

Studio guests this week include Ladyhawke.

Episode 2

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 10:30PM on ITV2

Lyndsay, Dom and Jane set each other what they think are unobtainable challenges. Jane dares Dom to quit drinking, despite having The Wombats and their special home brew in the studio. As an act of revenge, Dom challenges Jane to quit smoking. Lyndsay is set the task of finding a girlfriend and The Wombats’ manager, Jess seems like the perfect match. Could it be love on the airwaves?

Studio guests this week include Toyah Willcox and an exclusive performance of Circuit Board City from The Wombats.

Episode 1

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 10:30PM on ITV2

Show host Lindsay Carol (O’Dowd) bumbles his way passionately through each show regaling listeners with stories of his totally misguided personal life, which surprisingly attracts an audience. His failure to connect with the world of hip bands and celebrity work against him, and he is constantly competing in the fame stakes with fellow radio host and cool urban DJ, Topher (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 his drunken or tardy antics. 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, The Guillemots, Ladyhawke and Sway. As well as celebrity guest appearances including Justin Hawkins, Toyah Wilcox, Jamie Theakston 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 boyband past, as well as Lindsay’s eternal wish to become a top club DJ whilst looking hot in skinny jeans.

Other regular characters include Daisy (Ophelia Lovibond), FM’s wide-eyed receptionist, and the station’s nerdy sound engineer, Neil (Oliver Lansley).

In episode one, Lyndsay casts aside his indie roots and turns his attentions to dance music. Whilst covering a club DJ gig for Topher, his first set goes down amazingly well with the crowd. Perhaps Lyndsay’s new runner, Ades (Daniel Kaluuya) has something to do with it?

Dom revisits his boy band past when a butter company wants to use their only “hit” – Spread Your Love – for their advert campaign. This leads to a fight over the song rights between former boy band member, Tom, and Dom. However, Dom also manages to rekindle an old flame.

Jane contemplates settling down with her current squeeze, Joe. Will she finally leave her rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle behind? Perhaps not when she meets Joe’s mum, played by Marianne Faithfull.

Studio guests this week include Justin Hawkins and an exclusive acoustic performance from The Guillemots.

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