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Jos Fosdyke makes a life changing decision and it seems that the luck of the Fosdykes has taken a turn for the better.

A story of love, jealousy and tripe.

Jos Fosdyke makes a life changing decision.

With Miriam Margolyes.

  • Christian Rodska as roger ditchley
  • Colin Douglas as ben ditchley
  • Miriam Margolyes as victoria
  • Stephanie Turner as rebecca
  • by.... - bill tidy and john junkin

  • other parts by christopher bar, Sally Grace, john junkin
  • philip lowrie as jos
  • produced by.... - alan nixon

  • 0120040228 (BBC7)
    20050513 BT=0845 (BBC7)
    20050513 BT=2215 (BBC7)
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    Jos Fosdyke makes a life changing decision and it seems that the luck of the Fosdykes has taken a turn for the better.

    A story of love, jealousy and tripe.

    Jos Fosdyke makes a life changing decision.

    With Miriam Margolyes.

  • Christian Rodska as roger ditchley
  • Colin Douglas as ben ditchley
  • Miriam Margolyes as victoria
  • Stephanie Turner as rebecca
  • by....

    bill tidy & john junkin

  • other parts by christopher bar, Sally Grace, john junkin
  • philip lowrie as jos
  • produced by....

    alan nixon

  • 01New Horizons1983100220180428 (BBC7)
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    'One more mouth to feed! That settles it. We're going.'

    Lancashire, 1902: Will the luck of the Fosdyke family ever take a turn for the better?

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke and Colin Douglas as Ben Ditchley,

    Other parts played by Douglas Blackwell, Christopher Barr, Sally Grace and John Junkin.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.

    'One more mouth to feed! That settles it. We're going.' The family tripe saga.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    02The Fly In The Ointment1983100920040228 BT=1215 (BBC7)
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    'The truth is - our Victoria's run away...'. Josiah Fosdyke starts work at the tripe works.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke and Colin Douglas as Ben Ditchley,

    Other parts played by Christopher Barr, Sally Grace and John Junkin.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.

    'The truth is, our Victoria's run away...'.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    Ditchley takes a shine to Jos' daughter Victoria.

    Jos makes a great impression as he starts at the tripe works.

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    The story of gambling, death and tripe in turn-of-the-century Lancashire.

    More Fosdyke follows.

    03Wealth And Debts20180512"I am no longer a mere working man. I am a dedicated tripe visionary." Josiah Fosdyke's lofty ambitions are soon thwarted.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga, based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, and Colin Douglas as Ben Ditchley.

    Other parts played by Christopher Barr, Sally Grace and John Junkin.

    Producer: Alan Nixon
    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.

    'I am no longer a mere working man. I am a dedicated tripe visionary.'.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    03Wealth And Debts20180513
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    Second part of a double bill.

    The story of gambling, death and tripe in turn-of-the-century Lancashire.

    The continuing story of tripe sees another turn in the fortunes of Jos and family.

    04The Future Is Tripe1983102320180519 (BBC7)
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    "Fosdyke International is going into red cabbage, pigs' feet and maybe even pickled onions." Jos Fosdyke is feeling extra determined to conquer the world...

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke. John Junkin as the Warder and John Westbrook as the King,

    Other parts played by Christopher Barr, Sally Grace, Douglas Blackwell and David English.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    05The Clouds Of War1983103020040313 (BBC7)
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    "I've joined the Royal Flying Corps. I'm going to be an air ace..."

    Newly knighted Sir Josiah Fosdyke's family life and tripe empire are shattered by the outbreak of war.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke and Larry Lamb as Von Richtofen.

    Other parts played by Trevor Cooper, Nick Maloney, Nick Revell, Arthur Smith and David Timson.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1983.

    'I've joined the Royal Flying Corps. I'm going to be an air ace.'.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    All is well for the Fosdyke family until war breaks out.

    06The Smell Of Sausage1983110620040313 BT=1215 (BBC7)
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    "Agreed. Schmidt and Fosdyke - Berlin..."

    Tom Fosdyke strikes a deal over Bavarian sausages.
    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Trevor Cooper as the Sergeant and David Timson as Schmidt.

    Other parts played by Larry Lamb, Nick Revell and Arthur Smith.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1983.

    Agreed. Schmidt and Fosdyke - Berlin...".

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    The family adapts to life in wartime Britain and Jos Fosdyke talks business with the Schmidts.

    The continuing story of tripe sees the family coping with life in wartime.

    07Tripe And Appeasement1983111320040320 (BBC7)
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    "Jos, you've been hitting him with that shovel for a week...".

    Back from war, Albert is suffering from amnesia.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke and Trevor Cooper as the Sergeant.

    Other parts played by Sally Grace and Nick Maloney.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1983.

    'Jos, you've been hitting him with that shovel for a week'.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    Tom Fosdyke gets posted to a POW camp and Albert gets a knock on the head.

    08Stranglers In The Night1983112020040320 BT=1215 (BBC7)
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    "'Don't fight me, Albert, you fool. I'm doing this for your own good."

    Worried about his amnesiac son Albert's nocturnal habits, Jos Fosdyke takes the law into his own hands.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Sally Grace as Fifi and Nick Maloney as the Strangler.

    Other parts played by Nick Revell.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1983.

    Believing his son Albert to be the Salford Strangler, Jos takes the law into his own hands

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    The Fosdykes are concerned about Albert's memory lapse and strange behaviour.

    09Roger The Commando1983112720040327 (BBC7)
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    "I'm here to acquaint you with the details of your forthcoming Court Martial." Now fully recovered, Albert must testify in court...

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Trevor Cooper as the Sergeant, David Timson as Schmidt, Larry Lamb as Colonel Boodle and David Ross as the Judge.

    Other parts played by Nick Revell and Sally Grace.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1983.

    Fully recovered and cleared of being the Salford Strangler, Albert heads back to the front

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    Albert regains his memory and gets promoted to Squadron Leader, but has to testify against his station commander in court.

    10Wicked Villain1983120420040327 BT=1215 (BBC7)
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    "Are these or are these not my underpants..?" Will Roger Ditchley survive his court martial?

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley, Trevor Cooper as the Sergeant, David Timson as Schmidt and David Ross as the Judge.

    Other parts played by Christopher Barr, Sally Grace and Douglas Blackwell.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1983.

    'Are these or are these not my underpants..?' Will Roger Ditchley survive court martial?

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    Albert Fosdyke's enemy Roger Ditchley waits to hear the verdict of his court marshall.

    11Blackmail1983121120040403 (BBC7)
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    "He's blackmailing me. We're done for!" Roger Ditchley starts menacing the Fosdyke family.

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley and Larry Lamb as Von Richtofen

    With Trevor Cooper, David English, Nick Maloney and Nick Revell.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1983.

    He's blackmailing me. We're done for!" Roger Ditchley starts menacing the Fosdyke family.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    On returning to England, the dastardly Roger Ditchley threatens to ruin the Fosdyke family's tripe business.

    12Flaming Fosdykes1983121820040403 BT=1215 (BBC7)
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    "We're being forced out of business by them flaming Fosdykes." Fire blazes and plotting's afoot...

    A classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, Miriam Margolyes as Victoria Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke and Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley.

    Other parts played by Nick Maloney, Nick Revell, Sally Grace, John Dougall and Christopher Barr.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1983.

    We're being forced out of business by them flaming Fosdykes.".

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

    Jos Fosdyke discovers the fire at his house was started deliberately.

    13Tripe War1983122520180721 (BBC7)
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    "It's got all the makings of a Tripe War!" Roger Ditchley provokes a mob of tripe producers.

    Conclusion of a classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe. Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family saga - based on Tidy's Daily Mirror cartoon strip (1971-1985) parodying John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga' novels.

    Starring Stephanie Turner as Rebecca Fosdyke, Philip Lowrie as Josiah Fosdyke, David Threlfall as Tom Fosdyke, Enn Reitel as Albert Fosdyke, Christian Rodska as Roger Ditchley and David Timson as Schmidt.

    Other parts played by Nick Maloney, Nick Revell, David English, John Dougall, Christopher Barr, Larry Lamb, John Westerbook and David Ross.

    Producer: Alan Nixon

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1983.

    It's got all the makings of a Tripe War!" Roger provokes a mob of tripe producers.

    Bill Tidy and John Junkin's family tripe saga stars Miriam Margolyes.

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    How will Joss Fosdyke deal with the impending tripe war?
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