Bristow

Comedy series based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk, with big ambitions but little luck.

and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.

Episodes

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Bristow asks people if they're prepared to break the rules. Episode 2 of 6.

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Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust. Episode 2 of 4.

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Repaying Mr Piper. Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory, and determines to bumble towards the truth. Episode 4 of 4.

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The late Michael Williams stars in this series about Bristow, the buying clerk with big ambitions but little luck. Episode 1 of 6.

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Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust. Episode 2 of 4.

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Repaying Mr Piper. Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory, and determines to bumble towards the truth. Episode 4 of 4.

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. Takeover tangles at Chester-Perry. Stars Michael Williams. From March 1999.

. Radio version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip about Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk.

Takeover tangles at Chester-Perry. Michael Williams plays the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' cartoon strip. From March 1999.

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.

Takeover tangles at Chester-Perry. Stars Michael Williams. From March 1999.

Michael Williams plays the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' cartoon strip.

Radio version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip about Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk.

Michael Williams stars as Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk in the radio version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip.

From 1999.

and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.Takeover tangles at Chester-Perry. Michael Williams plays the buying clerk from Frank Dickens' cartoon strip. From March 1999.

and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.

and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.Radio version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip about Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk.

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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.

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.

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

The late Michael Williams stars in this series about Bristow, the buying clerk with big ambitions but little luck.

The late Michael Williams stars in this new series about Bristow, the buying clerk with big ambitions but little luck.

Michael Williams stars as Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk in the radio version of Frank Dickens' cartoon strip. From 1999.

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

. Bristow asks people if they're prepared to break the rules.

The Chester-Perry buying clerk tries smuggling a food inspector into the staff canteen. Stars Michael Williams. From April 1999.

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.

A food inspector is smuggled into chef Gordon Blue's canteen and Bristow asks people if they're prepared to break the rules.

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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

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

Bristow asks people if they're prepared to break the rules. Episode 2 of 6.

Bristow asks people if they're prepared to break the rules. Episode 2 of 6.

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

When a new face appears in the office opposite Chester Perry, she causes quite a stir. Stars Michael Williams. From May 1999.

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.

A new woman starts work in the offices of Chester Perry's and she causes quite a stir.

Starring Michael Williams.

From 1999.

The Grapevine

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

An attractive employee starts work in the office opposite Bristow and creates quite a stir - the view from the office window is distracting.

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

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.

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

An attractive employee starts work in the office opposite Bristow and creates quite a stir. Episode 3 of 6.

When a new employee appears in the office opposite Chester Perry, she causes quite a stir. Starring Michael Williams. From 1999. Episode 3 of 6.

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. A new woman starts work in the offices of Chester Perry's and she causes quite a stir.

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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.

The buying clerk's traditional summer plans are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy. Stars Michael Williams. From May 1999.

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

The clerk's traditional summer plans are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy. Stars Michael Williams.

Bristow's traditional summer arrangements are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy.

Bristow's traditional summer arrangements are threatened by the new boy, Hewitt.

Bristow needs a break, so he plans someone else's holiday.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

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

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

. Bristow's traditional summer arrangements are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy.

The clerk's traditional summer plans are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy. Stars Michael Williams. From May 1999.

Bristow's traditional summer arrangements are threatened by the new boy, Hewitt. Episode 4 of 6.

Bristow's traditional summer arrangements are threatened by Chester Perry's new boy. Starring Michael Williams. From 1999. Episode 4 of 6.

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. The clerk helps colleague Jones to plan his escape from Chester Perry. From May 1999.

. Fellow office colleague Jones (Rodney Bewes) applies for a job with the opposition.

The clerk helps colleague Jones to plan his escape from Chester Perry. Stars Michael Williams and Rodney Bewes. From May 1999.

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

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

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1999.

Stars Michael Williams and Rodney Bewes.

Fellow office colleague Jones (Rodney Bewes) applies for a job with the opposition.

Bristow is amazed at Jones' prowess at rugby, but his skills fail to impress at a job interview.

Bristow helps Jones plan his escape.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

Rodney Bewes died in 21 November 2017.

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

Bristow is amazed at Jones' prowess at rugby, but his skills fail to impress at a job interview. Episode 5 of 6.

Bristow is amazed at Jones' prowess at rugby, but his skills fail to impress at a job interview...

Michael Williams stars as Bristow. Fellow office colleague Jones (Rodney Bewes) applies for a job with the opposition. From 1999. Episode 5 of 6.

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. The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday. Stars Michael Williams. From 1999

The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday. Stars Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes and Dora Bryan. From May 1999.

The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday. Stars Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes and Dora Bryan. From May 1999.

The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday. Stars Michael Williams. From 1999

Will Bristow ever be able to escape from work? Bristow has the holiday of a lifetime - in Mudsea.

Will Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk ever be able to escape from work? Stars Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes and Dora Bryan.

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.

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.

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

The Chester-Perry buying clerk plots his summer holiday.

Will Bristow ever be able to escape from work? With Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes, Dora Bryan and Jon Glover. Episode 6 of 6.

Will Chester-Perry's famous buying clerk ever be able to escape from work? Stars Michael Williams, Rodney Bewes and Dora Bryan. Episode 6 of 6.

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

With Christmas bonus talk, the buying clerk's generosity knows no bounds for once. Stars Michael Williams. From November 1999.

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

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. Stars Michael Williams. From November 1999.

Bristow takes matters into his own hands when it is clear a Christmas bonus isn't forthcoming.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Bristow takes matters into his own hands when it is clear that a Christmas bonus isn't forthcoming. Episode 1 of 4.

Bristow takes matters into his own hands when it is clear a Christmas bonus isn't forthcoming. Episode 1 of 4.

The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits - for once, his generosity knows no bounds. Episode 1 of 4.

With a Christmas bonus promised, the buying clerk's generosity knows no bounds for once. Starring Michael Williams. Episode 1 of 4.

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

The Chester-Perry buying clerk crusades to improve conditions for cleaning ladies. Stars Michael Williams. From December 1999.

Stars Michael Williams.

Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust.

The Chester Perry buying clerk's crusade to improve conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

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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.

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.

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

Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust. Episode 2 of 4.

The Chester Perry buying clerk's crusade to improve conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust. Starring Michael Williams. Episode 2 of 4.

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. The dinner dance is out of bounds, until the buying clerk meets a troublemaker. From 1999.

The dinner dance is out of bounds, until the buying clerk meets a troublemaker. Stars Michael Williams. From December 1999.

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

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.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

The Chester-Perry dinner dance is out of bounds to Bristow - 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.

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

The Chester-Perry dinner dance is out of bounds to Bristow - until he falls in with Tom Paine, troublemaker. Episode 3 of 4.

The dinner dance is out of bounds, until the buying clerk falls in with a troublemaker. Starring Michael Williams. From 1999. Episode 3 of 4.

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

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

It's the office party and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once. Stars Michael Williams. From December 1999.

Stars Michael Williams.

Starring Michael Williams.

From 1999.

It's the office party and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once. Stars Michael Williams. From December 1999.

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.

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

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.

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.

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.

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

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

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

It's the office party, and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once. Episode 4 of 4.

It's the office party and Jones thinks all his Christmases have come at once. Starring Michael Williams. From 1999. Episode 4 of 4.

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The office rebel returns with some inside information which must surely lead to promotion.

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
Gert.... Liz Frazer
Daisy.... Joan Sims
Fred Stokes.... David Battley
Miss Glockling.... Carol Starks
Teacher.... Jane Booker
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Fudge.... Jon Glover

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

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

. The Chester-Perry clerk fancies a promotion when he overhears some inside information.

The Chester-Perry clerk fancies a promotion when he overhears some inside information. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

The Chester-Perry clerk fancies a promotion when he overhears some inside information. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

The office rebel returns with inside information which must surely lead to promotion.

Stars Michael Williams.

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Liz Frazer as Gert, Joan Sims as Daisy, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, David Battley as Fred Stokes, Carol Starks as Miss Glockling and Jane Booker as Teacher.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

""

The office rebel returns with inside information which must surely lead to promotion."

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 Frazer as Gert, Joan Sims as Daisy, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, David Battley as Fred Stokes, Carol Starks as Miss Glockling and Jane Booker as Teacher.

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

The office rebel returns with inside information which must surely lead to promotion. Episode 1 of 4.

The office rebel returns with inside information, which must surely lead to promotion. Starring Michael Williams. From 1999. Episode 1 of 4.

0302The Good, the Bad and the Temporary2000071420190913 (BBC7)
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There's a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

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
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Sylvana ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them.

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

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There's a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

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
Perkins.... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes.... David Battley
Sylvana.... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them.

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

With Rodney Bewes as Jones, Dora Bryan as Mrs Purdy, Owen Brenman as Hewitt, Leslie Phillips as Perkins, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, Simon Schatzberger as Postboy, David Battley as Stokes and Jackie Neglia as Sylvana.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

Stars Michael Williams.

There is a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

With a new girl in town, the buying clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them.

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
Perkins.... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes.... David Battley
Sylvana.... Jackie Neglia

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

. With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them.

With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

"

There is a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them. Episode 2 of 4.

With a new girl in town, the buying clerk knows his office isn't big enough for both of them."

0303Chapter and Verse2000072120190920 (BBC7)
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As the Chester-Perry clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

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
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Hickford ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Liftboy ...... Ian Kelland

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

As the clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

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

0303Chapter And Verse2000072120010307
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As the Chester-Perry clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

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
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Hickford.... Roger Lloyd Pack
Liftboy.... Ian Kelland

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

As the clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

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

. As the clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice.

. While writing for the house journal, the clerk learns the meaning of poetic justice.

As the clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the meaning of poetic justice. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

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, Leslie Phillips as Perkins, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, Simon Schatzberger as Postboy, Roger Lloyd Pack as Hickford and Ian Kelland as Liftboy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

Stars Michael Williams.

While writing for the house journal, the clerk learns the meaning of poetic justice.

""

While writing for the house journal, the clerk learns the meaning of poetic justice."

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

While writing for the house journal, Bristow discovers the meaning of poetic justice.

While writing for the house journal, the buying clerk learns the meaning of poetic justice. Stars Michael Williams. From 2000.

0304Repaying Mr Piper2000072820190927 (BBC7)
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Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory - and determines to bumble toward the proof.

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
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Gert ...... Liz Fraser
Daisy ...... Joan Sims
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Miss Pleasant ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

The clerk feels surrounded by incompetents, so bumbles towards proving his theory.

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

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Perkins.... Leslie Phillips
Gert.... Liz Fraser
Daisy.... Joan Sims
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes.... David Battley
Miss Pleasant.... Jackie Neglia

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. The clerk feels surrounded by incompetents, so bumbles towards proving his theory.

The clerk feels surrounded by incompetents, so bumbles towards proving his theory. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

The clerk decides he's surrounded by incompetents and bumbles toward proving his theory.

The clerk feels surrounded by incompetents, so bumbles towards proving his theory. Stars Michael Williams.

The clerk feels surrounded by incompetents, so bumbles towards proving his theory. Stars Michael Williams. From July 2000.

""

Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory - and determines to bumble toward the proof.

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, Leslie Phillips as Perkins, Katy Odey as Miss Sunman, Jon Glover as Fudge, Simon Schatzberger as Postboy, David Battley as Stokes, Jackie Neglia as Miss Pleasant, Liz Fraser as Gert and Joan Sims as Daisy.

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.

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

Why is Bristow surrounded by incompetents? He has a theory, and determines to bumble towards the proof.

The clerk decides he's surrounded by incompetents and bumbles toward proving his theory. Stars Michael Williams. From 2000.

Bristow.... Michael Williams
Jones.... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy.... Dora Bryan
Hewitt.... Owen Brenman
Perkins.... Leslie Phillips
Gert.... Liz Fraser
Daisy.... Joan Sims
Miss Sunman.... Katy Odey
Fudge.... Jon Glover
Postboy.... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes.... David Battley
Miss Pleasant.... Jackie Neglia