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Humour Episodes

Humour Summer Special 2022

Summer Special 2022 - Episode 1

July 18, 2022

Welcome to the 'Behind the Bottom Line' Summer Special 2022. Two great episodes to listen to on holiday. Today's stories are: 👨‍💼 ‘The Interview’ – how good are you in job interviews? Cuthbert Trill wants to kill himself but…

Drama Humour

The Moustache

April 25, 2022

Thanks to his magnificent moustache, Wilhelm Adler has always managed to get his way in both the boardroom and the bedroom. But Candy Harding is disgusted by it and remains completely immune to his charms, which of course ma…

Humour Drama

The shopping cart

April 19, 2022

Sally King is shopping in Hal Mart Superstore in Portland. As always, her experience is made much easier if she follows the advice given to her by her shopping cart. Only this time, the shopping cart has one or two strange s…

Romance Humour


April 11, 2022

Jack is a highly paid motivational speaker with a secret. Bibi is his coach and she has a secret too. What could be the key for both of them to tell each other their secrets? Could it be the catchphrase that Jack's old sheep…


The kitchen burglars

March 1, 2022

The teams from sales on the third floor and accountancy on the seventh floor like to prank each other. But this time, they may have gone a little too far … Music by JuliusH, Pixabay. Image by This story first ap…

Romance Humour


Feb. 15, 2022

Ed and Jane are scriptwriters for a big Hollywood studio, who've been told they've got to work together. She likes to write dramas and he likes to write thrillers. What neither of them can write are romantic comedies. Or can…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 10: The origin story

Aug. 16, 2021

What was the real-life background to 'Double Trouble'? In this last episode of season 5 of Behind the Bottom Line find out about: the original model for 'Double Trouble' the influence of a disaster back in 1968 how advertise…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 9: Jemima finds out

Aug. 9, 2021

Tim, Nick and Wanda are now in London filming the Xaewoo Motors commercial with Lady Lois. So far, things have been going well, but Jemima Madison, the boss’s daughter, isn’t stupid and she’s starting to ask a lot of questio…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 8: On set

Aug. 2, 2021

Tim has found a way to bring Nick, Wanda and Lady Lois up to London to film a commercial for Xaewoo Motors. But can a goat act? And will the twins really get away with fooling everybody for very much longer? Image by Marcel …

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 7: Timothy Aldridge - advertising genius

July 26, 2021

Tim Aldridge needs to come up with a new advertising campaign for the Madison & Oggers client, Xaewoo Motors in less than a week. Will his longing to escape London and get back to his farm help the creative juices flow? And …

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 6: Timothy learns a lesson

July 19, 2021

After his unfortunate encounter with Tanya Mischkovich in a restaurant, Tim Aldridge is desperate to leave London and get back to his farm. But a visit to a cheese shop which sells his very own 'Aldridge Blue' cheese makes h…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 5: Dating Jemima

July 12, 2021

Tim is still in London pretending to be his twin brother Nick, an advertising executive for the company Madison and Oggers. But things are about to get tricky for Tim: Jemima Madison, Nick's ex-girlfriend, has invited him ou…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 4: Nick learns a lesson

July 5, 2021

Tim is finding out that his brother’s life in London is more complicated than he realized. His colleagues are competitive, he has to create a new advertising campaign for a car in only a week, Nick’s ex-girlfriend wants to g…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 3: Madison and Oggers / Timothy in Trouble

June 28, 2021

Timothy Aldridge has to leave his beloved farm and the quiet countryside to go up to London to take the place of his twin brother Nicholas – an advertising executive – at an important meeting, after Tim, his wife Gwyneth and…

Humour Romance Double Trouble

Double Trouble - Episode 2: Crisis at work / The flood

June 21, 2021

Nick Aldridge's relaxing weekend down in the countryside on his brother Tim's farm is suddenly interrupted by a call from London. Who's calling Nick late on Friday evening and what on earth can they want? And how will Tim, G…