High Table, Lower Orders [Mark Tavener]

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Why does a Cambridge master need a plodding Health and Safety executive?

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Since graduation, Simon has hardly blazed a trail as a plodding Health and Safety executive, so why does his old Cambridge master Gilbert need him?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger
Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

Why does a Cambridge master need a plodding Health and Safety executive? Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Hugh Dickson, and Beth Chalmers

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Why does a Cambridge master need a plodding Health and Safety executive? Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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Why does a Cambridge master need a plodding Health and Safety executive?

Since graduation, Simon has hardly blazed a trail as a plodding Health and Safety executive, so why does his old Cambridge master Gilbert need him?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

Why does a Cambridge master need a plodding Health and Safety executive? Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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Another mysterious death causes Health and Safety executive Simon to consider cruets.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Another mysterious death makes Health and Safety executive Simon consider the relevance of cruets.

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, wonders whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

Another mysterious death makes Health and Safety executive Simon consider the relevance of cruets. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Jason Chan and Beth Chalmers

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Another mysterious death causes Health and Safety executive Simon to consider cruets.

Another mysterious death makes Health and Safety executive Simon consider the relevance of cruets. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer.

Another mysterious death causes Health and Safety executive Simon to consider cruets.

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As dead don Peter's sordid side is made public, Simon struggles with his day job.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

As dead don Peter Devanti's sordid side is made public, Simon struggles with his day job.

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti. Simon, an ex-student and disillusioned health and safety officer uncovers more skullduggery.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger
Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.

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As dead don Peter's sordid side is made public, Simon struggles with his day job. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer.

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Episode 03 of 06

As dead don Peter's sordid side is made public, Simon struggles with his day job. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Jason Chan and Beth Chalmers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

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Simon keeps his Health and Safety job. But is Zoe the next target?

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Simon has to investigate the college chapel, while also trying to identify Peter Devanti's murderer. But is Zoe the next target?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti. Simon, an ex-student and disillusioned health and safety officer uncovers more skullduggery.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger
Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.

Episode x04 of 6

Simon keeps his Health and Safety job. But is Zoe the next target? Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Rebecca Front.

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Episode 04 of 06

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Stephen Hogan and Beth Chalmers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

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Losing the struggle to keep his job, Simon receives an intriguing offer. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

. Losing the struggle to keep his job, Simon receives an intriguing offer.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

After the attempted poisoning of Zoe, Simon steps up the search for the killer.
Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti. Simon, an ex-student and disillusioned health and safety officer uncovers more skullduggery.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger
Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.

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Losing the struggle to keep his job, Simon receives an intriguing offer. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer, Samuel West and Rebecca Front.

Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, starts wondering whether his death was not as straightforward as it at first appeared.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Sharon Small, Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Emily Wachter, Nicholas Boulton, Martin Hyder, Laurence Howarth and Beth Chalmers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005.

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. Simon delves into his HSE background for one final ruse. Starring Geoffrey Palmer.

Simon delves into his HSE background for one final ruse. Comic thriller starring Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Simon delves into his HSE background for one final ruse. Mark Tavener's comic thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Exams loom large. Simon Harrison delves into his Health and Safety background for one final ruse. Can he unveil the killer?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia.

Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller.

CAST:

Gilbert …. Geoffrey Palmer
Simon …. Samuel West
Patricia …. Rebecca Front
with Michael Maloney, Jonathan Coy, Sharon Small, Emily Wachter, Beth Chalmers and Nicholas Boulton.

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. Budget cuts spark conflict at the Cambridge college, and Gilbert is plotting.

Budget cuts spark conflict at the Cambridge college and Gilbert's plotting. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Budget cuts spark conflict at the Cambridge college, and Gilbert is plotting. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

College is battling against ever present finance savings and Simon finds himself bereft of a job.

Could this be the perfect opportunity for Gilbert to furnish the college with a more popular course and upset the Dean in the process?

Series two of Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by arguments between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Tracy Wiles, Stephen Hogan and David Bannerman.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Budget cuts spark conflict at the Cambridge college, and Gilbert is plotting. Comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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. The Master and the Dean's feud intensifies as a student is found cheating.

The Master and the Dean's feud intensifies as a student is found cheating. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Michael Maloney.

While Simon is struggling in his new status as don, the Dean finds his popularity with the students on the increase.

Meanwhile, Gilbert faces the rather grave task of dealing with a student found cheating.

And there's grim news for Simon...

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Michelle Fairley, Stephen Hogan, Matt Green, Anthony Glennon, Tom Price and Zoe Gardner.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

The Master and the Dean's feud intensifies as a student is found cheating. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Michael Maloney.

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. A Cambridge College student is found hanged, but was it suicide - or murder?

A Cambridge College student is found hanged, but was it suicide - or murder? Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

A Cambridge college student is found hanged, but was it suicide - or murder?

A Cambridge college student is found hanged, but was it suicide - or murder? Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

A Cambridge college student is found hanged, but was it suicide or murder? Mark Tavener's comic thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

One of the students has been found hanged in what appears to be a suicide - but Simon is not convinced.

He feels the college may once more have a murder on its hands...

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Michelle Fairley, Rachel Atkins, Anthony Glennon and Elizabeth Bell.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

A Cambridge college student is found hanged, but was it suicide or murder? Mark Tavener's comic thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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. A student confesses to murder, but Simon's not convinced he's guilty.

Simon is not convinced over a student's murder confession, but he's soon sidetracked. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Simon is not convinced of a student's murder confession, but he soon gets sidetracked.

Simon is not convinced of a student's murder confession, but he soon gets sidetracked. Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

One of the students has confessed to murder, but Simon's not convinced he's guilty.

But the investigation is put on hold when Simon finds himself debating against a Government minister about modernisation.

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Stephen Hogan, Michelle Fairley and David Bannerman.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Simon is not convinced of a student's murder confession, but he soon gets sidetracked. Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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. The Dean sets his sights on promotion. Mark Tavener's comedy-thriller set in a college.

Simon continues his murder investigation, while the Dean sets his sights on promotion. Stars Samuel West and Geoffrey Palmer.

Simon continues his murder investigation, while the Dean sets his sights on promotion. Mark Tavener's comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

While Simon is distracted with his murder investigation, the fellows find themselves undergoing individual performance assessments.

The Master finds the whole idea appalling. The Dean, on the other hand, seems to be relishing every moment

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Michelle Fairley, Kim Wall, Rachel Atkins, Thomas Wheatley, Anthony Glennon, Zoe Gardner and Tom Price.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Simon's murder probe continues, whilst The Dean sets his sights on promotion.

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college

Simon continues his murder investigation, while the Dean sets his sights on promotion. Mark Tavener's comic thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

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. Can Simon prove who the killer is and stop more murders? With Geoffrey Palmer.

Can Simon prove who the killer is and stop more murders? Mark Tavener's comedy-thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Can Simon gather the evidence to prove who the killer is and stop more murders?

Can Simon gather the evidence to prove who the killer is and stop more murders? Mark Tavener's comedy-thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Can Simon gather the evidence to prove who the killer is and stop more murders? Mark Tavener's comedy-thriller with Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.

Simon is convinced he knows who the killer is - but can he find the evidence to prove it, and prevent another murder?

Mark Tavener's comedy thriller set in a Cambridge College riven by argument between traditionalists and modernisers.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer as Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon, Sharon Small as Zoe, Jonathan Coy as Bernard and Michael Maloney as The Dean.

With Michelle Fairley, Stephen Hogan, Emily Bowker, John Baddeley and Joseph Garton.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.

Can Simon gather the evidence to prove who the killer is - and stop more murders?

Comedy drama series set in a Cambridge college