The Club Of Queer Trades

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20050404

By G K Chesterton

Dramatised by Simon Littlefield

1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown

Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil?s garrett in Lambeth. The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery. While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: "Death to Major Brown". What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.

Basil Grant ? David Warner

Rupert Grant ? Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne ? Geoffrey McGivern

Major Brown ? Geoffrey Whitehead

The Lady ? Vicki Pepperdine

PG Northover/Gardener/Old Man ? Martin Hyder

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

By G K Chesterton

Dramatised by Simon Littlefield

1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown

Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil?s garrett in Lambeth. The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery. While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: ""Death to Major Brown"". What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.

Basil Grant ? David Warner

Rupert Grant ? Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne ? Geoffrey McGivern

Major Brown ? Geoffrey Whitehead

The Lady ? Vicki Pepperdine

PG Northover/Gardener/Old Man ? Martin Hyder

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050411

By G K Chesterton

Dramatised by Simon Littlefield

2/6. The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation

This week's extraordinary tale finds Basil Grant, retired KC, his brother, Rupert and his colleague Charlie Swinburne on the top deck of a tramcar travelling through the 'squalid eternity' of North London. In the midst of a sea of cadgers, pickpockets and hooligans, Basil spies one Mr Wimpole - who he claims is the wickedest man in England. At Charlie's reasonable demands for proof Basil throws them into a frantic chase across London...

Basil Grant....David Warner

Rupert Grant....Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne....Geoffrey McGivern

Drummond....Nicholas Farrell

Sir Walter Chumley....Richard Griffiths

Wimpole....Justin Edwards

Muriel....Alice Lowe

Lord Beaumont....Geoffrey Whitehead

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050418

3/6. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit

By G K Chesterton.

Dramatised by Simon Littlefield.

The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him. However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him 'without his whiskers!', both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses Or is there a method to the vicars mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades...

Basil Grant....David Warner

Rupert Grant....Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne....Geoffrey McGivern

Reverend Shorter....Richard Griffiths

Mowbray....Neil Edmond

Brett....Matthew Holness

The Constable....Martin Hyder

James....Alexei Sayle

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050425

4/6. The Singular Speculation of the House Agent

By G K Chesterton. Dramatised by Simon Littlefield.

The tale of a mad military adventurer, Lieutenant Drummond Keith, whom Rupert believes to be a rogue. He insists they follow him - en route witnessing a disturbing incident with the lieutenant's sword-stick and meeting a house-agent with a fondness for ferrets.

But Keith gives them the slip amidst the trees of Buxton Common. And while Charlie and Rupert remain stumped, Basil's powers of detection reach new heights in the search for Lieutenant Drummond Keith.

Basil Grant....David Warner

Rupert Grant....Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne....Geoffrey McGivern

Lieutenant Keith....Jeff Harding

The Constable....Martin Hyder

Montmorency....Simon Jones

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050502

By G K Chesterton. Dramatised by Simon Littlefield.

5/6. The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd

The conduct of Professor Chadd is apparent to everyone who calls at the home of the noted ethnologist. However, his three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak. The sisters waste no time in summoning the Professor's equally eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant. Can Basil save the highly respected Professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum? And just why does Professor Chadd insist on shaking his leg in the manner of a bee?

Basil Grant....David Warner

Rupert Grant....Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne....Geoffrey McGivern

Christina....Amelia Bullmore

Bingham....Chris Douglas

Dr Colman....Martin Hyder

Adeleide....Felicity Montagu

Professor Chadd....John Nettleton

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050509

By G K Chesterton, dramatised in six parts by Simon Littlefield.

6/6. The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady

The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady is revealed to Rupert and Charlie after her cries distract them from a pleasant summer evening, spent in the pursuit of a careless milkman. Her desperate cry of "when shall I get out?" spurs Rupert and Basil to immediate action and to housebreaking.

When the old lady refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular London crime.

Basil Grant....David Warner

Rupert Grant....Martin Freeman

Charlie Swinburne....Geoffrey McGivern

Burrows....Justin Edwards

Greenwood....James Rawlings

The Old Lady....Angela Thorne

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

01The Tremendous Adventures Of Major Brown2005040420130812 (BBC7)
20130813 (BBC7)

A retired soldier finds himself threatened by a flowerbed.

A retired soldier finds himself threatened by a flowerbed. Stars David Warner, Martin Freeman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Vicki Pepperdine. From April 2005.

Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil's garrett in Lambeth.

The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery.

While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: ""Death to Major Brown"".

What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.

  • basil grant...

    David Warner

  • charlie swinburne - geoffrey mcgivern
  • gardener....Martin Hyder
  • major brown...

    Geoffrey Whitehead

  • old man....Martin Hyder
  • pg northover....Martin Hyder
  • rupert grant...

    Martin Freeman

  • the lady...Vicki Pepperdine
  • by....g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 01The Tremendous Adventures Of Major Brown20050404

    Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil's garrett in Lambeth.

    The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery.

    While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: ""Death to Major Brown"".

    What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.

  • basil grant...

    david warner

  • charlie swinburne - geoffrey mcgivern
  • gardener....Martin Hyder
  • major brown...

    Geoffrey Whitehead

  • old man....Martin Hyder
  • pg northover....Martin Hyder
  • rupert grant...

    martin freeman

  • the lady...vicki pepperdine
  • by....g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 02The Painful Fall Of A Great Reputation2005041120130813 (BBC7)
    20130814 (BBC7)

    This week's extraordinary tale finds Basil Grant, retired KC, his brother, Rupert and his colleague Charlie Swinburne on the top deck of a tramcar travelling through the 'squalid eternity' of North LONDON.

    In the midst of a sea of cadgers, pickpockets and hooligans, Basil spies one Mr Wimpole - who he claims is the wickedest man in ENGLAND.

    At Charlie's reasonable demands for proof Basil throws them into a frantic chase across LONDON.

  • basil grant....david warner
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • drummond....Nicholas Farrell
  • lord beaumont....Geoffrey Whitehead
  • muriel....alice lowe
  • rupert grant....martin freeman
  • sir walter chumley....Richard Griffiths
  • wimpole....justin edwards

    basil spies mr wimpole, the wickedest man in england. but charlie demands proof.

    travelling on a london tram, basil spies mr wimpole, the wickedest man in england. but charlie demands proof. with David Warner, Martin Freeman, Richard Griffiths. from april 2005.

  • 03The Awful Reason Of The Vicar's Visit2005041820130814 (BBC7)
    20130815 (BBC7)

    A distressed reverend begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

    A distressed reverend begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him. With David Warner, Martin Freeman, Richard Griffiths and Alexei Sayle. From April 2005.

    is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

    However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him 'without his whiskers!', both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses Or is there a method to the vicars mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • brett....matthew holness
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • james....Alexei Sayle
  • mowbray....neil edmond
  • reverend shorter....Richard Griffiths
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton

  • 03The Awful Reason Of The Vicar's Visit20050418

    is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

    However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him 'without his whiskers!', both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses Or is there a method to the vicars mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades.

  • basil grant....david warner
  • brett....matthew holness
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • james....alexei sayle
  • mowbray....neil edmond
  • reverend shorter....Richard Griffiths
  • rupert grant....martin freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton

  • 04The Singular Speculation Of The House Agent2005042520130815 (BBC7)
    20130816 (BBC7)

    Rupert believes Lt Drummond Keith is boorish, but at least his abode is interesting.

    Rupert believes Lt Drummond Keith is boorish. But then there's a disturbing incident with a sword-stick. Stars Martin Freeman, David Warner and Simon Jones. From April 2005.

    The tale of a mad military adventurer, Lieutenant Drummond Keith, whom Rupert believes to be a rogue.

    He insists they follow him - en route witnessing a disturbing incident with the lieutenant's sword-stick and meeting a house-agent with a fondness for ferrets.

    But Keith gives them the slip amidst the trees of Buxton Common.

    And while Charlie and Rupert remain stumped, Basil's powers of detection reach new heights in the search for Lieutenant Drummond Keith.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • lieutenant keith....jeff harding
  • montmorency....Simon Jones
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 04The Singular Speculation Of The House Agent20050425

    The tale of a mad military adventurer, Lieutenant Drummond Keith, whom Rupert believes to be a rogue.

    He insists they follow him - en route witnessing a disturbing incident with the lieutenant's sword-stick and meeting a house-agent with a fondness for ferrets.

    But Keith gives them the slip amidst the trees of Buxton Common.

    And while Charlie and Rupert remain stumped, Basil's powers of detection reach new heights in the search for Lieutenant Drummond Keith.

  • basil grant....david warner
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • lieutenant keith....jeff harding
  • montmorency....simon jones
  • rupert grant....martin freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 05The Noticeable Conduct Of Professor Chadd2005050220130816 (BBC7)
    20130817 (BBC7)

    The conduct of Professor Chadd is apparent to everyone who calls at the home of the noted ethnologist.

    However, his three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.

    The sisters waste no time in summoning the Professor's equally eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant.

    Can Basil save the highly respected Professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum? And just why does Professor Chadd insist on shaking his leg in the manner of a bee?

  • adeleide....Felicity Montagu
  • basil grant....david warner
  • bingham....chris douglas
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • christina....amelia bullmore
  • dr colman....Martin Hyder
  • professor chadd....john nettleton
  • rupert grant....martin freeman
  • by.... - g k chesterton.

    dramatised by simon littlefield

    The ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.

    The noted ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak. Stars Martin Freeman, David Warner, Chris Douglas and Amelia Bullmore. From May 2005.

    The conduct of Professor Chadd is apparent to everyone who calls at the home of the noted ethnologist.

    However, his three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.

    The sisters waste no time in summoning the Professor's equally eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant.

    Can Basil save the highly respected Professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum? And just why does Professor Chadd insist on shaking his leg in the manner of a bee?

  • adeleide....Felicity Montagu
  • basil grant....David Warner
  • bingham....Chris Douglas
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • christina....Amelia Bullmore
  • dr colman....Martin Hyder
  • professor chadd....john nettleton
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • by.... - g k chesterton.

    dramatised by simon littlefield

  • 06 LASTThe Eccentric Seclusion Of The Old Lady2005050920130819 (BBC7)
    20130820 (BBC7)

    is revealed to Rupert and Charlie after her cries distract them from a pleasant summer evening, spent in the pursuit of a careless milkman.

    Her desperate cry of "when shall I get out?" spurs Rupert and Basil to immediate action and to housebreaking.

    When the old lady refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular LONDON crime.

  • basil grant....david warner
  • burrows....justin edwards
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • greenwood....james rawlings
  • rupert grant....martin freeman
  • the old lady....angela thorne

    Could it be that Basil has an odd vocation of his own?

    Cries for help distract Rupert and Charlie from a pleasant summer evening. Could it be that Basil has an odd vocation of his own? Stars David Warner, Martin Freeman. From May 2005.

    is revealed to Rupert and Charlie after her cries distract them from a pleasant summer evening, spent in the pursuit of a careless milkman.

    Her desperate cry of "when shall I get out?" spurs Rupert and Basil to immediate action and to housebreaking.

    When the old lady refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular LONDON crime.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • burrows....justin edwards
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • greenwood....james rawlings
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the old lady....angela thorne