Don Haworth - Odd Balls

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Emma Harper: Tussles In A Theme Village20170830 (BBC7)

On her local radio station, columnist Emma's gossip show slot stirs up the villagers.

Ex-headmistress Emma Harper writes a column for a village newspaper. But when she's poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme causes controversy, anger and revenge...

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Marcia Warren as Emma Harper, David Holt as Sid Rappaport, Ian Brooker as Mr Mole, Robert Lister as Major Drum, Geoff Holman as the Vicar, Sara Coward as Kylie Coward and Sharon Muircroft as Amelia Spratt

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

02Bill Bosun: Speedily To School20170906 (BBC7)

A school bus driver's way of helping anyone in a jam divides opinion among passengers.

Passengers love country school bus driver Bill Bosun, despite his speed making journeys both a hazard and an adventure.

But his weakness is an unwillingness to see anyone in a jam. Against instruction, he waits for late pupils and gives lifts to all kinds of folk and their dogs, ducks and hens.

The children adore him, but the school governors and local councillors have a different view.
Bill's future is in their hands...

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Shaun Curry as Bill, Peter Meakin as the Narrator, Russell Dixon as the Headmaster, Jillie Meers as Mrs Cupboard, Gillian Goodman as Mrs Gasper, Graham Colclough as Mr Pilchard, David Thorpe as Micky, Barry Farrimond as Freddie, Holly Grainger as Jenny and Will Haigh as Charlie.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

03Stan Rooker - Night Receptionist20170913 (BBC7)

Late night at a hospital emergency unit, a good Samaritan's night goes from bad to worse.

Late one Saturday night, good Samaritan, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception. But Stan Rooker seems strangely reluctant to call the doctor.

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Terry Malloy as Stan Rooker, Paul Copley as Wilfrid Parkin and Barry Farrimond as Knight.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

04Jack Acorn: Disputed Inheritance20170920 (BBC7)

Trouble looms for Fred Melthorpe over an unexpected inheritance from his estranged father.

When Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn, the general factotum.

But Jack's not all he seems so unpleasant discoveries are set to be made.

Concluding episode of Don Howarth's four-part comedy series.

Stars John Webb as Jack Acorn, Stephen Tomlin as Fred Melthorpe, Alex Trinder as Joey and Pauline Jefferson as Mrs Simcock.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.