4 episodes

Join struggling small-town bus depot owner Keith Roache and his hapless team as they do their best to get the buses out despite vandalism, terrorism, extreme feminism and a severe lack of optimism. Having fallen upon hard times, Keith does his best but he’s always one step behind lazy Jimmy, hopeless Carol, desperate Mags, womaniser Kenny, naïve William, and camp Laurence. (A FADS production, directed by Ian Kidd.)

Roaches Coaches FADS

    • Comedy

Join struggling small-town bus depot owner Keith Roache and his hapless team as they do their best to get the buses out despite vandalism, terrorism, extreme feminism and a severe lack of optimism. Having fallen upon hard times, Keith does his best but he’s always one step behind lazy Jimmy, hopeless Carol, desperate Mags, womaniser Kenny, naïve William, and camp Laurence. (A FADS production, directed by Ian Kidd.)

    Bonus episode: From Stagecoach to Stage

    Bonus episode: From Stagecoach to Stage

    Using his new celebrity status as a calling card,  Laurence tries to kick-start his big break into the theatre scene in this short special episode.

    Narrator: Anna Foran

    Laurence: Ian Kidd

    Receptionist: Lucy Kidd

    Wee Granny: Maggie Kidd

    Written and recorded by Ian Kidd. 

    Produced by Sam Yoffe and Ian Kidd. 

    Original music by Stuart Kidd.

    • 3 min
    Bonus episode: Christmas Carol

    Bonus episode: Christmas Carol

    You can't have Christmas without some carols.  Roaches Coaches' office manager Carol had a lovely Christmas in a Covid bubble with Willie.  In this special short episode, Carol sends her seasons greetings to you all.

    Written, performed, and recorded by Sarah Walker.
    Produced by Sam Yoffe and Ian Kidd.
    Original music by Stuart Kidd.

    • 4 min
    Episode 1 - Bridge Into Troubled Waters

    Episode 1 - Bridge Into Troubled Waters

    In this first full length episode, Keith reveals that the business is in trouble.  Carol tries to solve his problems, a new driver arrives, and Jimmy wishes he'd worn his glasses before taking a short-cut.

    See the characters at the Roaches Coaches website:  https://www.fintrydrama.org.uk/about-roaches-coaches

    Narrator: Anna Foran
    Carol: Sarah Walker
    Jimmy: Kevin Boland
    Keith: Nigel Pope
    William: Laura Cranstoun
    Kenny: Andy Barr
    Mags: Jeannie Woodburn
    Laurence: Ian Kidd
    Lady Gallacher: Gerry Eckersley
    Young Woman on Bus: Heather Stewart
    Tarty Woman on Bus: Luci Rooney
    The Heavy: Chris Goodall
    Mark the Shark: John Steele

    Music: Stuart Kidd

    Production team: Sam Yoffe, Laura Cranstoun, Ian Kidd

    • 39 min
    Roaches Coaches - Join us for a journey

    Roaches Coaches - Join us for a journey

    Next stop: Roaches Coaches

    Join struggling small-town bus depot owner/manager Keith Roache and his hapless team as they do their best to get the buses out despite vandalism, terrorism, extreme feminism and a severe lack of optimism. Having fallen upon hard times, Keith does his best but he’s always one step behind lazy Jimmy, hopeless Carol, desperate Mags, womaniser Kenny, naïve William, and camp Laurence.

    Join them on a journey!

    A FADS production, written and directed by Ian Kidd.

    • 1 min