Foiled is a hair salon sitcom written by David Charles and Beth Granville. It started life as a 5-star Edinburgh Fringe Festival show in 2016, before morphing into a BBC Radio Wales series broadcast over three series in 2017-19.
Guest stars have included Miles Jupp, Ralf Little, Sir Derek Jacobi, John Culshaw and Felicity Montagu.
In April 2019, the second radio series of Foiled was nominated for a Celtic Media Award.
Foiled has been recommissioned for a fourth series in 2020.
Foiled has also been featured on the BBC iPlayer homepage, and was selected for another airing as part of Radio 4 Extra’s St David’s Day celebrations in March 2018. Apparently that’s the first time an independent production has been plucked from Radio Wales and rebroadcast on the national airwaves. Record-breakers!
Press & Reviews
“The perfect comedy.” Paul Vale, The Stage
“This is huge fun. Huge.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“If only every trip to the hairdressers could be this fun!” Patricia-Ann Young, Three Weeks
BBC Radio 2017-2020
Following a spectacular 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Foiled was commissioned by BBC Radio Wales for a four part sitcom series. It was produced by The Rubber Chicken and broadcast in July 2017. Episode 1 was repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on St David’s Day, 2018.
The second series was broadcast in August 2018, followed by a third in August/September 2019 and a fourth scheduled for 2020.
Series 1 Cast: Beth Granville, Stephanie Siadatan and David Oakes, with guest stars Felicity Montagu, Garnon Davies, Olivia Nixon and Tom Price.
Series 2 Cast: Beth Granville, Stephanie Siadatan and David Oakes, with guest stars Miles Jupp, Ralf Little, Garnon Davies, Francois Pandolfo, Dan Starkey, Mari Beard and Tom Price.
Series 3 Cast: Beth Granville, Stephanie Siadatan and David Oakes, with guest stars Sir Derek Jacobi, Richard Clifford, Miles Jupp, Garnon Davies, Alexandria Riley, Alistair Green, Samuel Gosrani, Will Kirk and Ralf Little.
Foiled at the Fringe 2016
Staged in a fully-operational hair salon, come and immerse yourself in the secret world of styling while Sabrina and the team attempt to perform mission impossible, hair-wise.
“Bleach for the Stars” specialises in celebrity dip dyes and off-kilter karaoke, but today the salon is closed (again) so that manageress and chief style engineer Sabrina can get busy nominating herself for the prestigious Clipadvisor Salon of the Year award.
When bald out-of-work actor Richie arrives for a career-saving hair-do, talented assistant stylist Tanisha must convince Sabrina that you simply can’t buy success. Except when you can.
Foiled had a smash hit five star sell out run at Ruby Rouge, a working hair salon on Edinburgh’s Clerk Street. Director: Tom O’Brien, Manager: Robin Rayner, Designer: Libby Purves
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