Hatch, Match And Dispatch [Drama]

Episodes

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02Losing My Penny By Leah Chillery2014070220190530 (BBC7)

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Losing My Penny by Leah Chillery.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Leo is in love with Penny and he plans to marry her. It seems that there is only Penny's possessive father in the way. But Leo has secrets of his own.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Leo is in love with Penny and he plans to marry her. It seems that there is only Penny's possessive father in the way. But Leo has secrets of his own.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Leo....Don Gilet
Penny....Verity May Henry
Rita....Kathryn Hunt
Henry....Conrad Nelson
Duchess....Tupele Dorgu
Bartholomew....Fiona Clarke

Written by Leah Chillery.
Director: Gary Brown

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Quirky tales about the registering of life's big moments.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

03Time And Tide By David Hodgson2014070920190605 (BBC7)

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Time and Tide by David Hodgson

Another drama in a series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death. Teddy is on his stag night. He wakes up naked and handcuffed to a lamp post. So far, so normal. But then he realises that something very weird has occurred which makes him question everything.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Teddy is on his stag night. He wakes up naked and handcuffed to a lamp post.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Old Man....Will Tacey
Teddy....Alan Morrissey
Lawrence....Will Ash
Megan....Hannah Wood
Brankin....Sean Mason
Jess....Harriet Chandler Judd
Shaffy....Hamilton Berstock

Written by David Hodgson.
Director: Gary Brown

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Stag-night, time-travelling thriller.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

04A Certain Date By Alan Harris2014071620160908 (R4)
20190606 (BBC7)

Geoff Levine, aka the Slim Reaper, is a pest control technician. All day long he kills rats and other vermin. Until Mystic June tells him something that will alter the rest of his life - what's left of it anyway. A surreal and darkly comic exploration of the meaning of death. With talking pigeons.

Written by Alan Harris

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales Production

The cast is led by Julian Lewis Jones who is best known for his roles in 'Stella,' 'Where the Heart Is' and Clint Eastwood's film, 'Invictus.'

Hatch, Match and Dispatch is an umbrella series of six contemporary fables about the registering of life's important moments.

Geoff Levine, aka the Slim Reaper, is a pest control technician. All day long he kills rats and other vermin. Until Mystic June tells him something that will alter the rest of his life – what's left of it anyway.

A surreal and darkly comic exploration of the meaning of death. With talking pigeons.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Geoff....Julian Lewis Jones
Valmai....Sara McGaughey
Sandy....Katy Owen
Mystic June....Lisa Palfrey
Doctor Ramis....Richard Mitchley
Pigeon....Sion Pritchard
King Rat....Michael Bertenshaw

Written by Alan Harris
Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

05Nine Lives By Anna Maria Murphy2014072320190612 (BBC7)

By Anna Maria Murphy

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

The fifth in a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself. But one story she finds hard to believe - Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Directed by James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself.

But one story she finds hard to believe – Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Beth.... Eiry Thomas
Patrick.... Peter Marinker
Bill.... Christian Patterson
Mrs Knowles.... Sharon Morgan
Miriam/Janet.... Eirlys Bellin
Reg/Harold.... Matthew Gravelle

Written by Anna Maria Murphy.
Directed by James Robinson.

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

An secret is unearthed when Beth's elderly father Patrick claims never to have been born

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

06 LASTElephants All The Way Up By Lavinia Murray2014073020190613 (BBC7)
20160922 (R4)

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Elephants All The Way Up.

Last in a series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death. Harper works in a zoo. He is a simple soul but his life is complicated. His wife is desperate for a baby, and his angry dad is bare knuckle boxer. Then the ground starts to shift - literally. A surreal comedy by Lavinia Murray

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Harper works in a zoo. He is a simple soul but his life is complicated.

His wife is desperate for a baby, and his angry dad is a bare knuckle boxer. Then the ground starts to shift - literally.

Last of a series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Harper....Graeme Hawley
Yolanda....Kate Coogan
Dad....Seamus O'Neill
Carlos....Chris Jack
Arlo/Turtle....Lloyd Peters
Grayson/Turtle....Malcolm Raeburn
Woman/Turtle....Lisa Allen

Surreal comedy written by Lavinia Murray

Directed by Gary Brown.

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Life's complicated for simple soul Harper. Then the ground starts to shift - literally.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.

01Uncle Harry By Gary Brown2014062520190529 (BBC7)
20160818 (R4)

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Uncle Harry by Gary Brown.

The first of a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death. Mark's life is nicely well-ordered...despite his dysfunctional family, terrifying future father-in-law/boss, and on-going blackout problem. But that's until Uncle Harry gets in the way. Things get increasingly messy as Mark goes on a quest to discover his true identity. A comedy about grief and the true meaning of family

Written by Gary Brown

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

Mark's life is nicely well-ordered...despite his dysfunctional family, terrifying future father-in-law/boss, and on-going blackout problem. But that's until Uncle Harry gets in the way. Things get increasingly messy as Mark goes on a quest to discover his true identity.

A comedy about grief and the true meaning of family

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happens in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there. The first of a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Mark....Dylan Edwards
Uncle Harry....Ewan Bailey
Elaine....Denise Black
Helen....Katherine Jakeways
Lionel....Christian Patterson
Charlotte....Rachel Redford
Dad....David Cann

Written by Gary Brown
Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

The first of six quirky tales about the registering of life's big moments.

Radio dramas which delight and surprise.