Cold Comfort Farm

The Adventures of Flora Poste who embarks on a career as 'a parasite' and moves in with the Starkadders of Howling...

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01Flora's Rights1981051720060814 (BBC7)
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20070211 (BBC7)
20080602 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20090511 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20100513 (BBC7)
20100514 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives - the Starkadders of Howling.

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives - the Starkadders of Howling. Comedy-drama starring Patricia Gallimore.

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives - the Starkadders of Howling.

Comedy-drama starring Patricia Gallimore.

A 'parasite' moves in with her relatives - the Starkadders of Howling.

Stella Gibbons dramatisation with Patricia Gallimore.

The Adventures of Flora Poste who embarks on a career as 'a parasite' and moves in with the Starkadders of Howling.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy one cannot enjoy it.

However life at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

01Flora's Rights1981051720060814 (BBC7)
20060815 (BBC7)
20070211 (BBC7)
20080602 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20090511 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20100513 (BBC7)
20100514 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)
20130501 (BBC7)
20130502 (BBC7)
20170925 (BBC7)

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives, the Starkadders of Howling.

In which Flora Poste - she of the strong will and the slender ankle - begins her adventures.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy, one cannot even begin to enjoy it- and life with her relatives at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

Stella Gibbons tale of early 20th century rural England dramatised in 4-parts by Elizabeth Proud

Starring Patricia Gallimore as Flora Poste, Elizabeth Proud as Stella Gibbons, Malcolm Hayes as the Abbe Fausse-Maigre, John Westbrook as John Westbrook, Kate Binchy as Mary Smiling, David McAlistair as Charles Fairford, Pauline Letts as Aunt Gwen, Alexander John as Angus McKnag, Gladys Spencer as Spiritualist Lady, Margaret Robertson as Judith Starkadder, Trevor Martin as Reuben Starkadder, Cyril Shaps as Adam Lambsbreath, Sion Prober as Seth Starkadder, John Hollis as Amos Starkadder, Stephen Garlick as Mark Dolour and Jane Knowles as Elfine Starkadder.

Music: Terence Allbright

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives, the Starkadders of Howling.

Flora Poste decides to live off her relatives, the Starkadders of Howling. Comedy-drama starring Patricia Gallimore.

Comedy-drama starring Patricia Gallimore.

A 'parasite' moves in with her relatives - the Starkadders of Howling.

Stella Gibbons dramatisation with Patricia Gallimore.

The Adventures of Flora Poste who embarks on a career as 'a parasite' and moves in with the Starkadders of Howling.

Flora believes that unless life is tidy one cannot enjoy it.

However life at Cold Comfort Farm promises to be anything but.

02Amos' Call1981052420060815 (BBC7)
20060816 (BBC7)
20070218 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20100514 (BBC7)
20100515 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)
20110803 (BBC7)

Flora aims to 'tidy up' the Starkadders - then preacher Amos' apocalyptic ravings.

Stars Patricia Gallimore and Kate Binchy.

Flora aims to 'tidy up' the Starkadders, but Amos' apocalyptic ravings are next.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Flora's campaign to 'tidy up' the Starkadders continues apace - Amos and his apocalyptic ravings are next.

Flora discovers yet more untidiness at Cold Comfort Farm: some of it religious!

02Amos' Call1981052420060815 (BBC7)
20060816 (BBC7)
20070218 (BBC7)
20080603 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20090512 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20100514 (BBC7)
20100515 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)
20110803 (BBC7)
20130502 (BBC7)
20130503 (BBC7)
20170926 (BBC7)

Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos.

Flora aims to tidy up the Starkadders, and the apocalyptic ravings of preacher Amos. With Patricia Gallimore and Kate Binchy.

Flora aims to 'tidy up' the Starkadders - then preacher Amos' apocalyptic ravings.

Stars Patricia Gallimore and Kate Binchy.

Flora aims to 'tidy up' the Starkadders, but Amos' apocalyptic ravings are next.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Flora's campaign to 'tidy up' the Starkadders continues apace - Amos and his apocalyptic ravings are next.

Flora discovers yet more untidiness at Cold Comfort Farm: some of it religious!

03Elfine's Rights1981060220060816 (BBC7)
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20070225 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20100517 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20110803 (BBC7)
20110804 (BBC7)
20130503 (BBC7)
20130504 (BBC7)
20170927 (BBC7)

Flora aims to transform Elfine into the belle of the ball. Comedy with Patricia Gallimore.

Flora aims to transform Elfine into the belle of the ball. Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore and John Westbrook.

Flora aims to transform Elfine into the Belle of the Ball.

Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore and John Westbrook.

With Patricia Gallimore.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore and John Westbrook.

Can 'Robert Poste's child' transform Elfine into the Belle of the Ball? And is there still something nasty in the woodshed?

03Elfine's Rights1981060220060816 (BBC7)
20060817 (BBC7)
20070225 (BBC7)
20080604 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20090513 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20100517 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20110803 (BBC7)
20110804 (BBC7)

Flora aims to transform Elfine into the Belle of the Ball.

Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore and John Westbrook.

With Patricia Gallimore.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore and John Westbrook.

Can 'Robert Poste's child' transform Elfine into the Belle of the Ball? And is there still something nasty in the woodshed?

04 LASTFlora's Rights Again1981060720060817 (BBC7)
20060818 (BBC7)
20070304 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20080606 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20090515 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20100519 (BBC7)
20110804 (BBC7)
20110805 (BBC7)
20130506 (BBC7)
20130507 (BBC7)
20170928 (BBC7)

As Elfine's wedding day nears, only Aunt Ada Doom is hindering Flora's campaign.

As Elfine's wedding day draws near, only Aunt Ada Doom is hindering Flora's campaign. Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore.

As Elfine's wedding day draws near, only Aunt Ada Doom is hindering Flora's campaign.

Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Elfine's wedding day approaches and only Aunt Ada Doom is stopping Flora from finally tidying up the Starkadders.

04 LASTFlora's Rights Again1981060720060817 (BBC7)
20060818 (BBC7)
20070304 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20080606 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20090515 (BBC7)
20100518 (BBC7)
20100519 (BBC7)
20110804 (BBC7)
20110805 (BBC7)

As Elfine's wedding day nears, only Aunt Ada Doom is hindering Flora's campaign.

As Elfine's wedding day draws near, only Aunt Ada Doom is hindering Flora's campaign.

Comedy-drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Stella Gibbons' drama with Patricia Gallimore.

Elfine's wedding day approaches and only Aunt Ada Doom is stopping Flora from finally tidying up the Starkadders.