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01011995122720170221 (BBC7)
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When idealistic Fenton Babblewick inherits his uncle's Yorkshire estate, it’s the perfect opportunity to realise his utopian dreams.

But for his manservant, August Snipe, the move to Babblewick Hall is a nightmare - the house is cold, full of farm animals and worst of all "it’s in the north" - a lifetime away from the comforts of London.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

The first series of Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Bob Scotcher.... Philip Jackson

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate, but his manservant is dismayed.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe....Forbes Masson
Barney....David Antrobus
Jack....Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Bob Scotcher.... Philip Jackson

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Bob Scotcher.... Philip Jackson

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

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Having foiled his servant's attempts to get him back to London, Fenton Babblewick sets about establishing his reputation as a great agricultural reformer - with a radical proposal for the growing of the humble beetroot.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Peck.... Alex Lowe
Pickett.... Christain Rodska
Grunter.... Geoff McGiven
Violin.... Paul Mottram

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

Defying his canny manservant, radical squire Fenton sets out to reform beetroots.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry's eighteenth-century comedy drama continues. Having foiled his servant's attempts to get him back to London, Fenton Babblewick sets about establishing his reputation as a great agricultural reformer - with a radical proposal for the growing of the humble beetroot.

Fenton Babblewick - Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe - Forbes Masson
Barney - David Antrobus
Jack - Sam Kelly
Molly - Gillian Bevan
Peck - Alex Lowe
Pickett - Christain Rodska
Grunter - Geoff McGiven
Violin - Paul Mottram

Written by Scott Cherry

Produced by Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

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After a sermon from Parson Flinch on the dangers of worldly lusts, Fenton Babblewick finds himself smitten by the exquisite charms of Miss Lucinda Bluntstone.

However, before any progress can be made Fenton must satisfy the terms and conditions of Lucinda's formidable mother which includes strict stipulations concerning the long-suffering Augustus Snipe - will this prove the end of an enduring master/servant relationship?

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Flinch.... Maurice Denham
Mrs Bluntstone.... Liz Spriggs
Lucinda.... Tracie Bennett
Smellie.... David Timson
Hartson.... Geoffrey Whitehead

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

Smitten by lovely Lucinda, squire Fenton must firstly face her mother's demands.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

01041996011720170314 (BBC7)
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With a General Election on the horizon, Fenton Babblewick has the chance to represent his constituents in Parliament, as Babblewicks have been doing for centuries.

Only the rakish Thomas Berridge - confirmed gambler and general desperado - stands between Fenton and a glamorous political career...

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Berridge.... Jeremy Clyde
Dribb.... John Baddeley

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

The rakish Thomas Berridge stands between Fenton and a glamorous political career.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

01051996012420170321 (BBC7)
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A future as a distinguished Parliamentarian beckons Fenton to London.

However, putting the finishing touches to his maiden speech, Fenton Babblewick is unaware of the tortuous journey which lies ahead - and his travelling companions who’ll be the source of much irritation.

Is this the moment Augustus has been waiting for? An escape to London, free at last from the horrors of Yorkshire.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly
Mrs Maddison.... Sara Coward
Maddison.... John Baddeley
Highwayman.... Stephen Critchlow

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

As Fenton pens his maiden speech for Parliament, can manservant August flee Yorkshire?

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

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The downfall of Squire Fenton and Babblewick Hall appears imminent with the arrival of Fenton's father who has plans for his wayward son. Not least that he should marry the insipid and bewhiskered Harriet.

Meanwhile, Augustus makes a dramatic discovery...

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

Conclusion of the first series of Scott Cherry’s sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick.... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
William Babblewick.... Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Babblewick.... Pauline Yates
Harriet.... Courtney King
Septimus Hickey.... John Moffat
Molly.... Gillian Bevan
Barney.... David Antrobus
Jack.... Sam Kelly

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

Squire Fenton's downfall looks imminent with the arrival of his scheming father.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.

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Squire Fenton Babblewick is convinced that he is a composer of genius. His servants are less sure.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost and Forbes Masson.

Series two of Scott Cherry’s sitcom set in the 18th-century. Fenton Babblewick is still the squire of his inherited estate.

Nicholas Le Provost.... Squire Fenton Babblewick
Molly.... Maggie McCarthy
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Jack.... Dave Hill
Barney.... Benedict Sandiford.
Gluck.... Michael Troughton.
Mrs Maddison.... Sara Coward
Mr Maddison.... John Baddeley.

Music by Paul Mottra.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.

Squire Fenton Babblewick thinks he's a composer of genius. His servants disagree.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

Nicholas Le Provost - Squire Fenton Babblewick
Molly - Maggie McCarthy
Augustus Snipe - Forbes Masson
Jack - Dave Hill
Barney - Benedict Sandiford.
Gluck - Michael Troughton.
Mrs Maddison - Sara Coward
Mr Maddison - John Baddeley.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

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Squire Babblewick is determined to buy a workhouse to turn it into a school.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost and Forbes Masson.

Scott Cherry’s sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Nicholas Le Provost.... Squire Fenton Babblewick
Molly.... Maggie McCarthy
Augustus Snipe.... Forbes Masson
Jack.... Dave Hill
Barney.... Benedict Sandiford.
Anne Giddy.... Elizabeth Spriggs
Helen Giddy.... Pat Coombs
Squire Blunt.... Geoffrey McGivern

Music by Paul Mottra.

Producer: Jon Rolph

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

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Someone upsets the village, but Squire Babblewick tries to enlighten them all.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.

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Debts are mounting and the squire has an ulterior motive when he visits Lady Keene.

Squire Fenton Babblewick inherits an estate. Stars Nicholas Le Prevost.