All Gas And Gaiters

Created and written by Edwin App and Pauline Devaney, and adapted from their BBC TV series.

Staring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, and John Barron.

Series one also starred Derek Nimmo in his TV break-through role of dithery curate Mervyn Noote, but in series two the part was played by Jonathan Cecil who, it must be admitted, can laugh like a drainpipe far better.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700105]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Rides Again starring

Other parts ROSALIND ADAMS INGRID BOWER , ANN DAVIES and FRANK ABBOTT

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12 25 pm)

(DerekNimmoisin Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

(What Eartha Kitt did to Derek Nimmo on the chaise-longue: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Devaney

Unknown: Rosalind Adams

Unknown: Ingrid Bower

Unknown: Ann Davies

Unknown: Frank Abbott

Produced By: David Hatch

Unknown: Eartha Kitt

Unknown: Derek Nimmo

the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare

the Bishop: William Mervyn

Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo

the Dean: John Barron

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Rides Again starring

Other parts ROSALIND ADAMS INGRID BOWER , ANN DAVIES and FRANK ABBOTT

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12 25 pm)

(DerekNimmoisin Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

(What Eartha Kitt did to Derek Nimmo on the chaise-longue: page 5)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700106]The Bishop Rides Again

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710112]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS

The Bishop Writes a Sermon

Produced by DAVID HATCH

(Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in 'Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710113]The Bishop Writes a Sermon starring

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710119]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Meets a Bird starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain John Barren as the Dean and this week's guest:

Peter Jones as Stanley Bird Other parts MARGOT BOYD

JO MANNING WILSON , SEAN BARRETT and RONALD FORFAR

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710120]The Bishop Meets a Bird

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710126]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Turns to Crime starring Robertson Harethe Archdc aeon the BishopWilliam Mervyn Derek Nimmothe Bishop's Chaplain the DeanJohn Barron

Jackwith RONALD FORFAR and this week's guests: Kennetli ConnorElvey Stickles Samuel Tutt and Sam Kydd

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710127]The Bishop turns to Crime starring Robertson Harethe Archdeacon the BishopWilliam Mervyn Derek Nimmothe Bishop's Chaplain the DeanJohn Barron

Jack with RONALD FORFAR and this week's guests: Kenneth ConnorElvey Stickles

Samuel Tutt and Sam Kydd

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710202]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Sees a Ghost starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean with GERALD CROSS as the Ghost RONALD FORFAR as Scamm and this week's guest: Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710203]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Sees a Ghost starring Robertson Hart as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean with GERALD CROSS as the Ghost RONALD FORFAR as Scamm and this week's guest: Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley

Produced by DAVID HATCH 1

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710209]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Only Three Can Play and Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710210]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Onlty Three Can Play and 12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
Genome: [r4 Bd=19710216]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Dean Goes Primitive starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean with BETTY BASKCOMB as the Nurse Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710217]The Dean Goes Primitive

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710223]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gets a Letter starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain with JOHN GABRIEL as the Butler PETER TUDDENHAM as the Farmer and this week's guest:

James Hayter as the perpetual Curate of Stagmarsh

Produced by DAVID HATCH

(Repeated: 'Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710224]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gets a Letter

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710302]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Party starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean with NAN MUNRO as Miss Chaffer and this week's guests: Naomi Chance as Hilary Pugh Critchley and Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh Critchley

Produced by DAVID hatch (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710303]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Party starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean Guests Naomi Chance and Joan Sanderson

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710309]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Goes to Town starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean

Other parts BETTY BASKCOMB NIGEL LAMBERT , PATRICK TOLL Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710310]12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
Genome: [r4 Bd=19710317]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Give a Dog a Bad Name

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710323]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Shove starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean DAVID JASON as the Butler RICHARD GRIFFITHS as the Workman and this week's guest

Richard Caldicot as Dobson Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)

(Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710324]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gives a Shove

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710330]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop Derek Nimmo as the Bishop's Chaplain

John Barron as the Dean The Bishop Pays a Visit

Produced bV DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19710331]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS

The Bishop Pays a Visit starring

Produced by DAVID HATCH

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720724]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Learns the Facts

Producer DAVID HATCH

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Radio Times People: page 5)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720726]The Bishop Learns the Facts

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720731]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps. The Bishop Takes a Holiday.

This week's guest

Doris Hare as Mrs Shoebridge Producer David Hatch

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720802]The Bishop Takes a Holiday

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720807]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Buys a Car starring and with Producer DAVID HATCH
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19720814]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Gets the Sack starring Koberlson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain with KATE BINCHY as Maggie This week's guest: Hugh Paddick as Timothy Post

Producer DAVID HATCH

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720816]The Bishop gets the Sack

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720821]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop has a Flutter starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain With BALLARD BERKELEY as Lord Ringmould

MALCOLM HAYES as Commentator JOHN SAMSON as Jack Cobb

MANNING WILSON as the Doctor Producer DAVID BATCH

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

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12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720828]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Affair at Cookham Lock starring

Producer DAVID HATCH

(Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720830]The Affair at Cookham Lock

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720904]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Loves his Neighbour starring

This week's guest

Producer JOHN DYAS

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720906]12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
Genome: [r4 Bd=19720911]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Beats the System starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop

John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain ROBIN BROWNE as Second Verger This week's guest:

Deryck Guyler as The Verger Producer JOHN DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720913]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Beats the System starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain ROBIN BROWNE as Second Verger This week's guest:

Deryck Guyler as The Verger Producer JOHN DYAS

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720918]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Entertains starring and with This week's guests: Producer

JOHN DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720920]The Bishop Entertains

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19720927]The Bishop Gains a Reputation

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721002]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Buys a Mug starring and Guests

Producer JOHN DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721004]The Bishop Buys a Mug

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721009]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Loses his Chaplain starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

Producer JOHN DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

(Julia McKenzie is appearing in ' Company ' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721011]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Loses his Chaplain starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guests: Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley

Julia McKenzie as Felicity 1

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721016]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps

When in Rome...

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon; William Mervyn as the Bishop; John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest; Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721018]When in Rome...

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721023]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop is Hospitable starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain with MARGARET WOLFIT as Toni Rogers Producer JOHN DYAS

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721025]The Bishop is Hospitable ‡

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721030]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop gives a present
Genome: [r4 Bd=19721101]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop gives a present starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barren as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley Producer JOHN DYAS

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721106]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Takes up Business starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain with BILLY MILTON as the man from ' Everybody's Mother Producer JOHN.DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721108]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Takes up Business

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721113]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Keeps his Diary starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barron as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Producer JOHN byas

(Repeated: Wed. 12.25 pm)

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19721122]The Bishop Warms Up

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19721127]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Shows his Loyalty

Producer JOHN DYAS

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721129]The Bishop Shows his Loyalty

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721204]Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop has a Rest starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon

William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barren as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchely Producer JOHN DYAS

(Repeated: Wed, 12.25 pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19721206]The Bishop has a Rest

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

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Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Michael Kilgarriff.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

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The Bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

The regular characters are the easy-going Bishop, the elderly Archdeacon with an eye for the ladies and who enjoys a tipple, and the naive and accident-prone Bishop's Chaplain. Their wish to live a quiet bachelor life is under continuous threat from the overbearing Dean.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
Reverend Noote …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
with Rosalind Adams, Ingrid Bower, Anne Davies and Frank Abbott

Written by husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

The bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean.

The series revolves around the intrigues and rivalries of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral. The regular characters are the easy-going Bishop, the elderly Archdeacon who enjoys a tipple with an eye for the ladies; and the naive and accident-prone Bishop's Chaplain. Their wish to live a quiet bachelor life is under continuous threat from the overbearing Dean.

Back in the swinging 60s, the series initially aroused some controversy because of its portrayal of senior clergy as bungling incompetents, although some clergy quite enjoyed it.

Back in the swinging 60s, the series initially aroused some controversy because of its portrayal of senior clergy as bungling incompetents, although some clergy quite enjoyed it.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0102The Bishop Writes A Sermon1971011220200927 (BBC7)The Bishop has writer’s block.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
The Postman …. Frank Abbott

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1967.

The Bishop has writer's block. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

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An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life at St. Ogg's Cathedral.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Reverend Mervyn Noote …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Stanley Bird …. Peter Jones

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo as hapless curate Mervyn Noote.

From March 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives in the clerical comedy.

From January 1971.

Adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life at St Ogg's Cathedral.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. Special guest: Peter Jones as Stanley Bird.

An unwelcome visitor threatens the quiet life of St Ogg's Cathedral.

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo playing hapless curate, Mervyn Noote. From March 1971.

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo as hapless curate Mervyn Noote. From March 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives in the clerical comedy. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives in the clerical comedy. Adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0104The Bishop Turns To Crime1971012620201011 (BBC7)The Bishop has to resort to illegality when he loses the Dean’s key.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Mr Stickles …. Kenneth Connor
Samuel Tutt …. Sam Kydd
Jack …. Ronald Forfar

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

The Bishop has to resort to illegality when he loses the Dean's key.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0105The Bishop Sees A Ghost1971020220201018 (BBC7)Can the Bishop calm the congregation when they get a fright? Stars Derek Nimmo and Robertson Hare. From February 1971.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Mrs Pugh Critchley....Joan Sanderson
The Ghost:.. Gerald Cross
Scan... Ronald Forfar

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

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The Bishop, Archdeacon and Bishop's Chaplain regularly enjoy their own board game of imaginary railway journeys - until Noote gets distracted by an attractive neighbour...

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Adapted from their TV script by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain - Noote …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
Christine …. Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Buckley …. Sonia Fraser
Granny …. Eva Stuart

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo. From February 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

The Bishop, Henry and Noote settle down for a quiet evening of The Railway Game, but The Dean is on the prowl.

The Dean is out on the prowl.

Wth Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From February 1971.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Elizabeth Proud as Christine.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

The Bishop, Henry and Noote settle down for a quiet evening of The Railway Game, but The Dean is on the prowl. From 1971.

The Dean is out on the prowl. Wth Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From February 1971.

Clerical antics with Mervyn Noote, with the Dean unsuccessfully (as usual) trying to bring order.

Clerical antics with Mervyn Noote, with the Dean (as usual) unsuccessfully trying to bring order.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Elizabeth Proud as Christine.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0107The Dean Goes Primitive1971021620201101 (BBC7)All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
The Nurse …. Betty Baskcomb

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.

The Bishop's comfy throne is in peril when the Dean redesigns the cathedral interior.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0108The Bishop Gets A Letter1971022320201108 (BBC7)The Bishop is stung into taking action over poverty in a parish.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

CAST:

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Perpetual Curate of Stagmarsh …. James Hayter
Butler …. John Gabriel
The Farmer …. Peter Tuddenham

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0109The Bishop Gives A Party1971030220201115 (BBC7)The Bishop is taken with the Dean's sister. However, he has a rival.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0110The Bishop Goes To Town1971030920201122 (BBC7)The Bishop hopes to buy an ancient book at auction to display at St. Ogg’s.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
with Betty Baskcomb, Nigel Lambert and Patrick Tull

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

The Bishop hopes to buy an ancient book at auction to display at St. Ogg's.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

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Confusion reigns as Noote hides Janey in the Stables and the Dean is on a moral crusade.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

From 1971.

Adapted from TV, starring Derek Nimmo.

From March 1971.

Adapted from TV.

With Derek Nimmo.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. From 1971.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. Adapted from TV. With Derek Nimmo. From March 1971.

Confusion reigns when Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

Confusion reigns as Noote hides Janey in the Stables and the Dean is on a moral crusade. With Derek Nimmo. From March 1971.

Confusion reigns as Noote hides 'Janey' in the Stables and the Dean is on a moral crusade. From March 1971.

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo playing hapless curate Mervyn Noote. From March 1971.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour behind the Bishop's back.

Confusion reigns when Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

0112The Bishop Gives A Shove1971032320201206 (BBC7)The Bishop sees a way to rid himself of the Dean.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0113 LASTThe Bishop Pays A Visit19710330
0201The Bishop Learns The Facts1972072420030822 (BBC7)
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The clerical comedy which follows the exploits of dithery Curate Mervyn Noote.

Starring Jonathan Cecil.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to 'marry her'.

From July 1972.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV, first broadcast in July 1972.

Adapted from TV.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. From July 1972.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

The clerical comedy which follows the exploits of dithery Curate Mervyn Noote. Starring Jonathan Cecil.

The clerical comedy which follows the exploits of dithery Curate Mervyn Noote. Jonathan Cecil stars.

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Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Jo Kendall as Julia and Betty Bascombe as Mary.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0202The Bishop Takes A Holiday1972073120030829 (BBC7)
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A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV.

From July 1972.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. With Jonathan Cecil.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

Clerical comedies with hapless curate Mervyn Noote. With Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil. From 1972.

Classic comedy from July 1972, starring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Doris Hare, George Woodbridge, Betty Baskcomb and Neil McDermott.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0203The Bishop Buys A Car19720807
0204The Bishop Gets The Sack19720814
0205The Bishop Has A Flutter19720821
0206The Affair At Cookham Lock19720828
0207The Bishop Loves His Neighbour19720904
0208The Bishop Beats The System19720911
0209The Bishop Entertains19720918
0210The Bishop Gains A Reputation1972092520030905 (BBC7)
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What will the Dean say? The archdeacon has written a brand-new autobiography that tells all.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. From July 1972.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. Written for radio. Stars Robertson Hare. From July 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Michael Kilgarriff.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.

Clerical comedies with hapless curate Mervyn Noote. Starring Jonathan Cecil. From September 1972.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. From July 1972.

0211The Bishop Buys A Mug19721002
0212The Bishop Loses His Chaplain19721009
0213When In Rome1972101620030912 (BBC7)
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The Bishop lives to regret the decision to invite the Dean and his wife to his birthday dinner.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner.

Written for radio.

Stars William Mervyn.

From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.

Clerical comedies with a hapless curate Mervyn Noote. The Dean tries to bring some order and sanity.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0214The Bishop Is Hospitable19721023
0215The Bishop Gives A Present1972103020030919 (BBC7)
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Why is Henry reluctant to give the Dean a silver wedding present?

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon's not too keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.

Henry is reluctant to give the Dean a silver wedding gift.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0216The Bishop Takes Up Business19721106
0217The Bishop Keeps His Diary19721113
0218The Bishop Warms Up1972112020030926 (BBC7)
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It's time for sweatbands when intense central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise. Stars William Mervyn. From November 1972.

The newly installed central heating at St Ogg's causes temperatures to rise.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Vickers as Mr Dawson and Dudley Jones as Mr Parry-Jones.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1972.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From November 1972.

Central heating problems cause temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise. From November 1972.

The newly installed central heating at St Ogg's causes temperatures to rise.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

0219The Bishop Shows His Loyalty19721127
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Classic comedy from December 1972 starring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio, starring William Mervyn.

Stars William Mervyn.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Stars William Mervyn. From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. From December 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio, starring William Mervyn. From December 1972.

: Clerical comedy with William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From December 1972.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV. Stars Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.