8 episodes

1st series: 8 stand-alone light-hearted comedy monologues, each episode growing a greater darkened twist.

Written by comedy performer and scriptwriter, Peter Halpin
All episodes performed by Peter Halpin
Cover/episode photo: Karla Gowlett
Theme music: LioSound
SFX: Zapsplat.com

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

1st series: 8 stand-alone light-hearted comedy monologues, each episode growing a greater darkened twist.

Written by comedy performer and scriptwriter, Peter Halpin
All episodes performed by Peter Halpin
Cover/episode photo: Karla Gowlett
Theme music: LioSound
SFX: Zapsplat.com

    Picking Up The Pieces

    Picking Up The Pieces

    A fall from grace can mean landing with an almighty bang. Tommy has gone from being on the box to filling the bins, and when he recalls an article in a magazine at the turning point of his fortunes, it leads him to make drastic decisions. 



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    Many thanks to Emma for writing in with her suggestions of the character's occupation and story location.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

    • 12 min
    Can't Put My Finger On It

    Can't Put My Finger On It

    Love is electric and revenge is shocking. When childhood sweethearts Iain and Catherine are driven apart as part of a feud between their mothers, Iain takes it upon himself to make sure nobody can stop sparks flying between them now that she's back in town.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    Music by Liosound

    • 16 min
    Cutting The Grass

    Cutting The Grass

    Decent, hard-working town park gardener Dale experiences the full force of the butterfly effect. Not a typhoon, but a whirlwind turn of events from one silly drunken escapade. He's not the person he once was... and he's not the only one.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.



    SFX from Zapsplat.com



    Music by Liosound

    • 14 min
    Letting Off Steam

    Letting Off Steam

    Manners don't cost anything, they say. Delivery driver Simon pulls over for a break during his rounds and recalls some of his customers foibles and failings, delivering more than you might expect...



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

    • 12 min
    Talk Of The Town

    Talk Of The Town

    Reputation is everything. At least that's what Jeremy has always thought. Now a widower, he's even more concerned he'll get branded with that tag as word gets round he's sad and lonely. A chance meeting and an unexpected misunderstanding with a senior local gives Jeremy what he sees as an ideal opportunity to lose the label and be the talk of the town... but is it really what he wants?

    • 14 min
    Fall of Wicket

    Fall of Wicket

    Not everyone is cut out for karma. After reading an article in the newspaper, Henry Willock recalls moments of his school days and a particular teacher, Mr Granger.



    A comedy monologue, written and performed by Peter Halpin.

    SFX from Zapsplat.com

    Music by Liosound

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ma Owen ,

Love it

So thrilled with the fact that I email Peter with a suggestion for a character and a setting and I have just listened to ‘picking up the pieces’ and delighted to discover my suggestion has been brought to life! Love it, love it, love it. Thank-you Peter .

Martin Coleman Author ,

First class audio entertainment!

These comedy podcasts are superb. Five so far, looking forward to hearing more! Each one is a gentle tale, cleverly written, very professional, a variety of voices and accents, lots of humorous, believeable characters referred to in the monologues who take you through the funny stories with hilarious imaginary visuals.
These sketches very much reminded me of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. You won't be disappointed.

Jonathan Wedge ,

Hilarious short tales full of life truths and unserious wit.

Exceptional story writing. Peter draws you into his funny world from the get go and keeps you there with his masterful reading voice. These podcasts have quickly become some of my favourites and I relish the thought of what is coming next. Genius!

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