Holding Back The Tide [Drama]

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Herring Week2017082520190613 (R4)

by Nick Warburton

Directed by Sally Avens

Comedy as Clare and Richard move to Breck Howe and a house they inherited along with a sitting tenant John Hector. Their lives will never be the same again as Hector entangles them in his preservation of the town. This week Clare gets a job running Herring Week, but John is horrified that a Southerner should be put in charge and attempts a coup.

Comedy as Richard and Clare move north to a seaside community intent on resisting change.

Radio 4 drama

I Want To Thank You All2017081820190612 (R4)

by Nick Warburton

Directed by Sally Avens

Comedy as Clare and Richard move to Breck Howe and a house they inherited along with a sitting tenant John Hector. Their lives will never be the same again as Hector entangles them in his preservation of the town. This week they find themselves paying a visit to a famous resident and leaving with more than they expected when John takes off with what he believes rightly to belong to the town.

Clare and Richard pay a visit to a famous resident and leave with more than they expected.

Radio 4 drama

03John's Jaunts20181130

by Nick Warburton

Richard....Paul Ritter
Clare....Kate Duchêne
John....Ronald Pickup
Mrs Cardabbon....Susan Jameson
Trevor Butt....Tony Turner
Mrs Briggs of Events....Elizabeth Counsell
Tourist....Cameron Percival

Directed by Sally Avens

When John Hector is thrown off a tour of Breck Howe he decides to set up his own guided tours in opposition to the council run ones.
A decision which tests Clare's loyalties to the limit.

Comedy by Nick Warburton: Ronald Pickup stars as the most truculent man in Yorkshire.

Radio 4 drama

04Selling The Capstan20181207

by Nick Warburton

John....Ronald Pickup
Richard....Paul Ritter
Clare....Kate Duchêne
Lux....Michelle Asante
Robust Betty....Emma Handy
Brandi....Saffron Coomber
Librarian....Liam Lau Fernandez
A Heavy....Don Gilet
Wayne....Lewis Bray

Directed by Sally Avens

When the local tearoom is threatened with takeover by a major coffee chain The Breck Howe Preservation Society decide to take direct action to save it; John Hector has big ideas but unsurprisingly things don't go to plan.

Nick Warburton's comedy about a small town resistant to change starring Ronald Pickup

Radio 4 drama

05 LASTChips20181214

by Nick Warburton

John Hector....Ronald Pickup
Richard Wells....Paul Ritter
Clare Wells....Kate Duchêne
Trafford....Gerard McDermott
Robust Betty....Emma Handy
Seasider....Lewis Bray

With a special guest appearance from Jonathan Agnew.

John Hector is meant to be taking things easy but it's all too easy to become annoyed especially when listening to Test Match Special on the radio.
And when Jonathan Agnew comes to town John Hector is waiting for him.

Comedy starring Ronald Pickup and Jonathan Agnew.

Radio 4 drama

Democracy2017081120190611 (R4)

by Nick Warburton

Directed by Sally Avens

Richard and Clare have inherited a house on a clifftop in Breck Howe but the sea is eroding the land.
Their tenant John Hector is intent on stopping them all from being evicted, but when Clare suggest they need a voice on the council the result is anything but the democratic process she imagined. Comedy as North meets South in a definite clash of cultures.

Southerners Richard and Clare move north to a seaside community intent on resisting change

Radio 4 drama