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0101Home To Roost1974081920190421 (BBC7)Mr Wheeler battles to adapt to a life of leisure after 40 years of work.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler, who refer to each other in the arcane ‘Mother' and ‘Father' terminology. After forty years of work in the same office, he has recently retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … Mr Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Mrs Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.

Mr Wheeler tries to adapt to a life of leisure after 40 years of work.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0102Finding A Little Job1974082620190428 (BBC7)William ponders how to fill his time: author or lollipop man?

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler, who refer to each other as ‘Mother' and ‘Father'.

After 40 years in the same office, he's recently retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
John Baddeley … Neville
Ysanne Churchman … Angela

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.

William ponders how to fill his spare time: author or lollipop man?

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0103To Be Or Not To Be - An Oap1974090220190505 (BBC7)Freshly-retired William Wheeler reluctantly signs-up for his pension.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler, who refer to each other in the arcane ‘Mother' and ‘Father' terminology.

After 40 years of work in the same office, he's recently retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
John Baddeley … Neville
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
Patricia Green … Pat
Linda Polan … Mrs Cox

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1974.

William reluctantly signs-up for his pension.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0104Taken For A Ride1974090920190512 (BBC7)Now that he's retired, Olive pesters William to buy a car.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler. After 40 years of work in the same office, he's recently retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
Patricia Green … Cath

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1974.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0105Do It Youself1974091620190519 (BBC7)William's efforts at DIY shock both him and Olive.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler.

After 40 years of work in the same office, he's recently retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
John Baddeley … Neville
Patricia Green … Cath
Linda Polan … Mrs Shipley

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1974.

William's DIY efforts shock both him and Olive. Stars Deryck Guyler and Molly Sugden.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0106Annoying Little Habits1974092320190526 (BBC7)Daughter-in-law, Angela, fears for William's state of mind.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler. After 40 years of work in the same office, he's now retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
John Baddeley … Neville/Harold

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.

Daughter-in-law, Angela, fears for William's state of mind.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0106 LASTAnnoying Little Habits1974092320190526 (BBC7)Daughter-in-law, Angela, fears for William's state of mind.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler. After 40 years of work in the same office, he's now retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

Deryck Guyler … William Wheeler
Molly Sugden … Olive Wheeler
Norman Rossington … Jack Bailey
Ysanne Churchman … Angela
John Baddeley … Neville/Harold

Writer: Anne Jones

Producers: Richard Maddock and Peter Titheradge.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.

Daughter-in-law, Angela, fears for William's state of mind.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

0201Dinner Dance1975070120200315 (BBC7)Olive learns she's missed 30 years of the annual dance at William's firm.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler play crusty old married couple, Olive and William Wheeler.

After 40 years of work in the same office, he's now retired and is trying to adapt to his new life of leisure. She, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey …. Norman Rossington
Nev …. John Baddeley
Kath …. Patricia Greene

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.

Olive learns she's missed 30 years of the annual dance at William's firm.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Olive learns that she's missed thirty years of William's firm's annual dance.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

CAST:

Olive learns she's missed 30 years of William's firm's annual dance.

The early days of retirement bring problems for a couple used to not being together.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0202Bungalow In Bournemouth1975070820200322 (BBC7)Olive complains about the state of the house and wants to move to the seaside.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

CAST:

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey …. Norman Rossington
Kath …. Patricia Greene
Mr. Carmichael …. Ronald Herdman
Mrs. Chadwick/Agnes Carmichael …. Linda Polan

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0203Wedding Bells1975041520200329 (BBC7)William and Olive receive a surprise invitation to a posh wedding.

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and is trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

CAST:

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey …. Norman Rossington
Kath …. Patricia Greene
Ange …. Ysanne Churchman
Nev …. John Baddeley

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0204Television Problems1975072220200405 (BBC7)There's panic in the Wheeler household when the TV stops working. How will they cope?

Molly Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and is trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

CAST:

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Nev/TV Repairman …. John Baddeley
Kath …. Patricia Greene
Ange …. Ysanne Churchman
Jack Bailey/TV Repairman …. Norman Rossington

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.

There's panic in the Wheeler household when the TV stops working. How will they cope?

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0205Kath's Baby1975072920200412 (BBC7)William appears indifferent to his daughter's good news. Stars Deryck Guyler and Mollie Sugden. From 1975.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and is trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

CAST:

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey …. Norman Rossington
Kath …. Patricia Greene
Nev …. John Baddeley
James …. Ysanne Churchman
The Posh Lady …. Linda Polan

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1975.

William appears indifferent to his daughter's good news.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

0206Mother's Little Pet1975080520200419 (BBC7)William and Olive are surrounded by pets, but can they have one of their own? Stars Deryck Guyler and Mollie Sugden. From 1975.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After forty years working for the same company, William has retired and is trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

This second series ran from 1st July to 23rd September 1975.

Mother's Little Pet
with
JOHN BADDELEY as Nev
PATRICIA GREENE as Kath
YSANNE CHURCHMAN as Ange
GRAHAM WESTON as Bob
Home to Roost theme by ALEX WELSH , played by ALEX WELSH AND HIS BAND
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK (Birmingham)
Contributors

Written By: Anne Jones
Deryck Guyler: Mr Wheeler
Mollie Sugden: Mrs Wheeler
Norman Rsssington: Jack Bailey
John Baddeley: Nev
Patricia Greene: Kath
Ysanne Churchman: Ange
Graham Weston: Bob

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

Written By: Anne Jones
Deryck Guyler: Mr Wheeler
Mollie Sugden: Mrs Wheeler
Norman Rsssington: Jack Bailey
John Baddeley: Nev
Patricia Greene: Kath
Ysanne Churchman: Ange
Graham Weston: Bob

0207Mother's Not Well1975081220200426 (BBC7)Full of cold, Olive spends the day in bed as William attempts the housework.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler play Olive and William Wheeler. After 40 years working for the same company, William has retired and is trying hard to adapt to his new life of leisure. Olive, on the other hand, is trying to adapt to having her husband under her feet all day, for the first time in their marriage.

William Wheeler …. Deryck Guyler
Olive Wheeler …. Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey …. Norman Rossington
Nev …. John Baddeley
Mrs Cox …. Linda Polan
Mrs Shipley … Joyce Latham

Writer: Anne Jones

Theme music composed and played by Alex Walsh and his Band.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.

Mollie Sugden and Deryck Guyler star as a couple struggling with his early retirement.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1975.