Episodes

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0101Fair Shares1999042120190404 (BBC7)
20190405 (BBC7)
20190406 (BBC7)

Takeover tangles as Bristow learns Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for Miles and Rudge, the firm across the street. He thinks that if he surreptitiously invests in Miles and Rudge, he can make a mint...

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He is but a small cog in a gigantic wheel... and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy and Owen Brenman as Hewitt.

Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001
Producer: Neil Cargill
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.

Bristow learns that Chester Perry is making a takeover bid for the firm across the street.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0102Follow That Star1999042820190411 (BBC7)
20190412 (BBC7)

The troublesome Chester-Perry buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into chef Gordon Blue's staff canteen.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Christopher Benjamin as BJ Bothwick, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Station Master and Sheila Reid as Mrs Dimple.

Frank Dickens died in July 2016

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

The Chester-Perry buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into the staff canteen.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0103The Girl Next Door1999050520190418 (BBC7)
20190419 (BBC7)

When a new face appears in the office opposite Chester Perry's building - she causes quite a stir.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy and Jon Glover as Fudge/Station Master/Samson/Hawkins.

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He's but a small cog in a gigantic wheel...and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

When a new face appears in the office opposite Chester Perry, she causes quite a stir.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0104Sun, Sea And Sabotage1999051220190425 (BBC7)
20190426 (BBC7)

The buying clerk's traditional summer plans are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy and Jon Glover as Fudge.

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He's but a small cog in a gigantic wheel...and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0105Stranger On A Train1999051920190502 (BBC7)
20190503 (BBC7)

The buying clerk helps his colleague Jones to plan an escape from Chester Perry

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Jon Glover as Fudge and Katy Odey as Miss Sunman.

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He's but a small cog in a gigantic wheel...and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Rodney Bewes died in 21 November 2017.

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

The clerk helps colleague Jones to plan his escape from Chester Perry.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0106 LASTThe Great Escape1999052620190509 (BBC7)
20190510 (BBC7)

The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Jon Glover as Fudge and Katy Odey as Miss Sunman.

Bristow works as a buying clerk for Reginald Chester-Perry's firm. He's but a small cog in a gigantic wheel...and he knows it.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

0201When Melancholy Autumn Comes To Chester-perry1999112420190627 (BBC7)
20190628 (BBC7)

The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits - for once, his generosity knows no bounds... But then he takes matters into his own hands when it becomes clear that a bonus for Chester Perry staff isn't forthcoming.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard. Frank Dickens died in July 2016.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt and Bernard Cribbins as Jonathan Quartly.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.

With Christmas bonus talk, the buying clerk's generosity knows no bounds, for once.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Jonathan Quartly.... Bernard Cribbins
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Molly.... Sheila Reid
Rupert Clement.... Royce Mills
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Richard Blobb.... Norman Bird
Miss Golightly.... Lucy Akhurst
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Receptionist.... Zeena Eate

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.

0202The Power Of The Press1999120120190704 (BBC7)
20190705 (BBC7)

The Chester-Perry buying clerk crusades to improve conditions for cleaning ladies.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Gert.... Liz Fraser
Daisy.... Joan Sims
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Stationmaster.... Jon Glover
Stoke.... David Battley
Hickford.... Roger Lloyd Pack
Lift Boy.... Ian Kelland

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Liz Fraser as Gert and Joan Sims as Daisy.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

0203Mr Bristow Regrets1999120820190711 (BBC7)
20190712 (BBC7)

The Chester-Perry Dinner Dance is out of bounds to the buying clerk - until he falls in with Tom Paine, troublemaker...

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Hickford.... Roger Lloyd Pack
Tom.... Jon Glover
Little Red.... Simon Schatzberger
Miss Golightly.... Lucy Akhurst
Miss Peach.... Carol Starks

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

The dinner dance is out of bounds, until the buying clerk meets a troublemaker.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt and Jon Glover as Tom Paine.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

0204The Girl In The Yellow Overcoat1999121520190718 (BBC7)
20190719 (BBC7)

It's the Chester-Perry office party and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
MoorcroftRobert Bathurst
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Post Boy.... Simon Schatzberger
Witherspoon.... Peter Kelly
Fenella.... Anna Mountford
Yellow Overcoat Girl.... Zeena Eate

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

It's the office party and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once.

Michael Williams stars as a buying clerk in this version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip

Michael Williams stars as Bristow, the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' famous newspaper cartoon strip. Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt and Robert Bathurst as Moorcroft.

RSC talent and popular stage and TV actor, Michael Williams died in 2001

Music: John Whitehall

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.