Episodes

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01The Family Gathering1980060220190510 (BBC7)
20190511 (BBC7)

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returns to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin.

He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years before and, bold as brass, waltzes back assuming his role as father figure once more.

Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.

Fulton Jones alarms his wife and children when he returns after a 20-year absence

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

02Old Habits1980060920190517 (BBC7)
20190518 (BBC7)

Fulton Jones resumes his old ways in the family home after a 20-year unexplained absence.

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returns to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years before and, bold as brass, waltzes back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Written by Peter Tinniswood.

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.

Fulton Jones resumes his old ways in the family home after a 20-year unexplained absence.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

03Enter The Airship1980061620190524 (BBC7)
20190525 (BBC7)

Fulton meets daughter-in-law, Cyrilla, for the first time. How will they get on?

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones has returned to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years previously and, bold as brass, has waltzed back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.

Fulton meets daughter-in-law, Cyrilla, for the first time. How will they get on?

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

04Courage, Mother, Courage1980062320190601 (BBC7)
20190531 (BBC7)

Margaret plans to infuriate husband Fulton by revealing she’s taken a lover.

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returns to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years ago and, bold as brass, has waltzed back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1980.

Margaret plans to infuriate husband Fulton by revealing she's taken a lover.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

05Doctor Thumper And The Incredibly Inky Ruler1980063020190608 (BBC7)
20190607 (BBC7)

Fulton discloses the facts behind his long absence, and where he’s been...

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returned to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years previously and, bold as brass, waltzes back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.

Fulton discloses the facts behind his long absence, and where he's been.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

06Poling Off1980070720190615 (BBC7)
20190614 (BBC7)

Fulton and Margaret prepare to rededicate their vows.

As suddenly as he disappeared, Fulton Jones returned to his family – wife Margaret and children Rosie and Martin. He went to the newsagent to buy matches 20 years before and, bold as brass, waltzes back assuming his role as father figure once more. Margaret is perplexed, whilst Rosie and Martin are furious with him.

Robin Bailey … Fulton
Doreen Mantle … Margaret
Liz Goulding … Rosie
David Troughton … Martin
Ursula Smith … Cyrilla
Christopher Benjamin … Ernest Blackrock

Script writer: Peter Tinniswood

Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1980.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.

Fulton Jones suddenly returns to his family after walking out 20 years before.