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19910917The first of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. 'Charles, I don't believe you've grasped the seriousness of last night. They're calling for a conference debate. We could go down. And they want someone's head.' 'And if there's a head to roll then it may as well be mine, and I take it you, Dougal, will be holding the basket?' Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

Arthur: James Garbutt

19910924The second of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. 'I think you ought to know, Charles, that when we name names, there might be one that amuses you.' 'I'm not sure I'd find the name of a traitor amusing, Henry.' 'This one you might. You know him.' Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles: Bannister Julianglover

Dougal: Baxter Peterkelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

PollyBannister: Ruth Gemmell

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

19911001The third of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. 'Look what happened in the Chamber today.Juliet. You had Dougal Baxter dribbling and choking. Of course the PM hadn't consulted him about the new policy adviser. We knew that. But you were the one who put him on the spot.' Resignation is on the cards ... unless Dougal's counter-plot pays off. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Unknown: Dougal Baxter

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

Arthur: James Garbutt

Polly: Ruth Gemmell

Denis Wigton: David Ryall

Speaker: Terence Edmond

19911008Fourth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. 'Got the elbow then, have We?' 'I sometimes wish that were true, Merffyn.' 'Don't worry, Charles, from what the polls tell us, it's coming your way....' Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colvilk: Christopher Benjamin

Bennett: Jane Booker

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

Merffyn Edwards: Douglas Blackwell

19911015The fifth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Mr Speaker , will the Home Secretary explain why he is supporting the nomination of the twin brother of his closest friend? Has the Government rigged the election process?  Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Unknown: Mr Speaker

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

KayBennett: Jane Booker

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

Speaker: Terence Edmond

19911022Sixth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. If we fall for this rumour about Hong Kong, Jules, we're caught between saying the Queen's right.... and she's interfering and has to go. So who started the rumour, Denis? They did, of course. Number 10. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

DougalBaxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Denis Wigton: David Ryall

Rose: Sheila Reid

Arthur: James Garbutt

Welsh MP: Brett Usher

Jack Ross: John Grieve

Queen's Private Secretary: Richard Caldicot

19911029The seventh of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. What on earth can the PM want from me? I warned you, Charles. Your head. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Kay Bennett: Jane Booker

Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

19911105The final episode of Christopher Lee 's eight-part political drama. Be warned, the backbenches are heaped with the bones of yesterday's men. Thank you, Dougal, but when it's time for me to go I'll choose my own time and my own method. You're not hearing me, Charles. You've become too powerful. That's not allowed. Producer Neil Cargill Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Rose: Sheila Reid

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

19911204The first of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Charles, I don't believe you've grasped the seriousness of last night. They're calling for a conference debate. We could go down. And they want someone's head.

And if there's a head to roll then it may as well be mine, and I take it you, Dougal, will be holding the basket?

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

Arthur: James Garbutt

19911211The second of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. I think you ought to know, Charles, that when we name names, there might be one that amuses you. I'm not sure I'd find the name of a traitor amusing, Henry. This one you might. You know him.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

DougalBaxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Buir

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

JulietCameron: Siobhan Redmond

Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

19911218The third of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Look what happened in the chamber today, Juliet. You had Dougal Baxter dribbling and choking. Course, the PM hadn't consulted him about the new policy adviser. We knew that. But you were the one who put him on the spot. Resignation is on the cards.... unless Dougal's counter-plot pays off.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Unknown: Dougal Baxter

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

Arthur: James Garbutt

Polly: Ruth Gemmell

DenisWigton: David Ryall

The Speaker: Terence Edmond

19911225The fourth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Charles Bannister. JULIAN GLOVER

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Unknown: Charles Bannister.

Unknown: Julian Glover

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary Bannister: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Kay Bennett: Jane Booker

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

: Blackwell

19920101Fifth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Mr Speaker , will the Home Secretary explain why he is supporting the nomination of the twin brother of his closest friend. Has the Government rigged the election process?

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Lee.

Unknown: Mr Speaker

Producer: Neil Cargill.

Charles Bannister: Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly

Mary: Isla Blair

Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond

Rose: Sheila Reid

Kay Bennett: Jane Booker

Gerald Mossman: David Neville

The Speaker: Terence Edmond

19920108The sixth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. If we fall for this rumour about Hong Kong, Jules, we're caught between saying the Queen's right, and she's interfering and has to go....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19920115The seventh of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee.

What on earth can the PM want from me? I warned you, Charles. Your head.

Charles Bannister. .... JULIAN GLOVER

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19920122The last of Christopher Lee 's politica) dramas. 'You're not hearing me, Charles. You've become too powerful....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo fRpt;

19920316Political tides turn in the first of sixepisodes following the fortunes of the now deposed Chief Whip and Home Secretary. Can a knighthood and a stolen safe seat reopen their road to power? Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
19920323A six-part political drama by Christopher Lee.

2: Listen, Dougal, your only way back into power is through a safe seat, isn't it? That's not unreasonable, Gerald. It is if it's my seat you want.... Producer Neil Cargill Stereo

19920330A six-part political drama by Christopher Lee.

3: Douga) Baxter's by-election hopes go up in smoke. Producer Ne[! Carg!h Stereo

19920406The fourth of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama. I have to warn you, Charles, that Mary is close to discovering about you and Miss Cameron.... An innocent relationship, Henry. But apparently a persistent one. Your meetings may not be public knowledge, but reports have reached my i desk. It is time for her to know all. Producer Neil Cargill Stereo
19920413The fiveth ofsix episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama. An attempt by Government to discredit Opposition MPs backfires when a confidential file also reveals the potentially damaging link between Sir Charles and Juliet Cameron. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
19920420Final episode of Christopher Lee 's political drama. An uncertain political future resolved. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
19920901Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama, following the fortunes of the now deposed Chief Whip and Home Secretary.

1: Can a knighthood and a stolen safe seat re-open their road to power?

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19920908Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.

2: Listen, Dougal - your only way back into power is through a safe seat, isn't it?

That's not unreasonable, Gerald.

It is if it's my seat you want....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19920915Written by Christopher Lee in six episodes.

3: Dougal Baxter's by-election hopes go up in smoke.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19920922Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.

4: I have to warn you.

Charles, that Mary is close to discovering about you and the traitor's daughter Miss Cameron....

An innocent relationship, Henry.

But apparently a persistent one. Your meetings may not be public knowledge, but reports have reached my desk....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921006The final episode of Christopher Lee 's political drama.

An uncertain political future resolved: reconciliation, resurrection and tragedy.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921028Another six-part political drama by Christopher Lee.

1: The House of Commons reconvenes with a fresh set of problems for Party Chairman

Sir Charles Bannister. His new public role takes second place, however, to a more private question: where has Lady Bannister disappeared to - and with whom?

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921104A six-part political drama by Christopher Lee. 2: They'll knife her,

Charles - for what she wrote about her own party in the papers. Jules will survive. She has spirit....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921111Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.

3: You know as well as I do, Charles, that as Party Chairman you're bound to hit bad weather. And when you do, they'll try to dump you, unless you toss another body to the vultures. So you think, Dougal, that I'm preparing Tom Bowman as my official sacrifice? There's nothing wrong with planning ahead ... Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921118Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.

What bothers me about Tom Bowman is that he's a wild card. Nick's a joker. Put the two of them together and it could be dangerous, Charles.

But I thought you liked him.

He doesn't mean any harm, but that doesn't mean no one gets hurt.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921125Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.

5: They won't like it in Brussels, Dougal.

That's why the idea's good. It'll get right up their noses. And we all know that when Number Ten takes on the Commission, up go the ratings....

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19921202The last part of Christopher Lee 's political drama. No, Tom - a public statement from you about your 'resignation' would suggest differences of opinion. Not good for the party.

Well, if you write the announcement, don't forget you hired me. The PM wasn't keen. You insisted. You fouled up.

You cop the blame. Tough luck, Charles.

Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

19930420The first of six episodes, by Christopher Lee.

The House of Commons reconvenes with a fresh set of problems for Party Chairman

Sir Charles Bannister. His new public role as image-maker for his colleagues takes second place, however, to a more private question:

Where has Lady Bannister disappeared to, and with whom?

Producer Neil Cargill

19930427The secondof sixepisodes, written by Christopher Lee.

They'll knife her, Charles - for what she wrote about her own party in the papers.

Jules will survive. She has the spirit.

This has nothing to do with spirit. She's angry. She hit her own front bench and she'll not get away with it.

Producer Neil Cargill

19930504A six-part political drama by Christopher Lee.

3: You know as well as I do, Charles, that as Party Chairman you're bound to hit bad weather. And when you do, they'll try to dump you, unless you toss another body to the vultures.

Producer Neil Cargill

19930511Six part political drama by Christopher Lee.

4: What bothers me about Tom Bowman is that he's a wild card. Nick's a joker. Put the two of them together and ... Producer Neil Cargill

19930518The fifth of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama.

They won't like it in Brussels, Dougal.

That's why the idea's good. It'll get right up their noses. And we all know that when Number Ten takes on the Commission, up go the ratings....

Producer Neil Cargill

19930525The last of a six-part political drama by Christopher Lee.

No, Tom - a public statement from you about your 'resignation' would suggest differences of opinion. Not good for the Party.

Well, if you write the announcement, don't forget you hired me. The PM wasn't keen.

You insisted. You fouled up. You cop the blame. Tough luck, Charles.

Producer Neil Cargill

19930617The first of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's drama of Political intrigue. New arrivals in the House bring fresh problems for party chairman Sir Charles Bannister. And Lady Bannister's brother has disturbing news of a scandal which could rock the government. Producer Neil Cargill
19930624The second of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama. The future of the party faithful is threatened when an anonymous letter arrives at the House of Commons. Producer Neil Cargill
19930701The third of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's political drama. Producer Neil Cargill
19930708by Christopher Lee. Fourth ofsix episodes. Producer Neil Cargill
19930715by Christopher Lee. The fifth of six episodes. Producer Neil Cargill
19930722The final episode of Christopher Lee 's political drama. Producer Neil Cargill
19940111The first of six episodes of Christopher Lee 's drama of political intrigue.

New arrivals in the House bring fresh problems for party chairman Sir Charles Bannister. And Lady Bannister's brother has disturbing news of a scandal which could rock the government.

Producer Neil Cargill

19940118The second of sixepisodes, written by Christopher Lee. The future of the Party faithful is threatened when an anonymous letter arrives at the House of Commons.

Producer Neil Cargill

19940125Third of Christopher Lee 's six-partdrama of political intrigue.

Dougal considers the circumstances in which open government and national security might mix.

Producer Neil Cargill

19940201Fourth episode of Christopher Lee 's six-part drama of political intrigue.

Producer Neil Cargill

19940208Fifth episode of Christopher Lee 's six-part drama of political intrigue.

Is Sharp responsible for spreading the scandal, or has he spoken to someone else?

Producer Neil Cargill (Rpt)

19940215The final episode of the political drama series written by Christopher Lee.

Producer Neil Cargill

19940609Christopher Lee 's political drama returns for a new six-part series. With the increasing pace and pressure of daily life in the House of Commons, is the end in sight for Sir Charles Bannister ? Producer Neil Cargill SEE THIS WEEK page 6
19940616Second episode in Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama. Producer Neil Cargill
19940623Six-part political drama by Christopher Lee. 3: Does Charles really want to spend more time with his family? Producer Neil Cargill
19940630Fourth episode in Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama. Producer Neil Cargill
19940707Six-part political drama by Christopher Lee. 5: Will Dougal agree to get rid of Kay? Producer Neil Cargill
19940714Final episode of Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama. How will Lady Bannister react to Charles's decision? Producer Neil Cargill
19950418A six-part political drama series by Christopher Lee. 1: If you're no longer enjoying politics, Charles, why not do something about it.

With Caroline Bliss , Trevor Peacock and Stephen Greif. Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

19950425Christopher Lee 's six-part drama series about parliamentarians in and away from the corridors of power. 2:

You have no ambition, Charles. Your next stop's the Lords. Mine's a much more interesting place....

Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

19950502A six-part drama series about parliamentarians in and away from the corridors of power. 3: There are days, Mary, when I really believe I've had enough. Perhaps it's time I resigned.

Written by Christopher Lee Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

19950509A six-part drama series about parliamentarians. 4: Forget it,

Dougal. Let the youngsters fight it out. Oh, I'm doing that, Charles.

Then while they're bleeding to death, I'll step over the bodies.

Written by Chrisopher Lee Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

19950516Asix-part drama series about parliamentarians.

5:

Get rid of Kay? And if I don't agree? Then I imagine, Dougal, that the PM would expect you to reconsider your position.

Written by Christopher Lee Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

19950523Final part of Christopher Lee 's political satire.

That call made to the PM.... well,

Rose, I've told him my decision. I see. Bet Lady Bannister's proud of you. I think she'll understand ...

Producer Neil Cargill Rpt

20040516Writer and conservationist Roger Deakin presents a unique sound portrait of life in his ancient, timber-framed farmhouse in Suffolk, as it flexes its joints, sighs with the passing of the seasons and echoes with the sounds of its residents; like the spiders which hang out in the window frames, bees that bumble round the bedrooms, slugs which slither across the doorstep, hedgehogs that haunt the kitchen and swallows up the chimney.

Then News.

0101Fall Out1989081920210812 (BBC7)
20210813 (BBC7)
It's the morning after a general election and Chief Whip Charles Bannister knows that the Tories have won by the slenderest of margins. A reshuffle looms and ministers are jockeying for position. 'Photogenic' Labour MP Juliet Cameron is brand new to the House and also turns out to be the daughter of Charles's old tutor at Oxford. We also learn that Charles's daughter Polly certainly didn't vote for him and that his wife Mary is planning to publish a Westminster thriller.

Charles Bannister ........Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter ............. Timothy West

Mary Bannister ........... Sarah Badel

Denis Wigton .............. David Ryall

Henry Colville ..............Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron ............Siobhan Redmond

Rose ............................... Sheila Reid

Arthur ........................... James Garbutt

Polly Bannister ...........Ruth Gemmell

Himself ..........................Brian Redhead

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.

Charles Bannister's party wins the general election - but only just.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0102Clashes1989082620210813 (BBC7)
20210814 (BBC7)
'Mr Speaker, will the Home Secretary give the House his assurance that no member, nor potential member, of the Select Committee on Defence will be investigated by MI5, MI6, the Special Branch, nor by any other agency of the Government?'

Why is Dougal Baxter so keen to persuade political rival Denis Wigton on to his Select Committee?

Meanwhile, Polly causes chaos for her father - Chief Whip, Charles Bannister.

Starring Julian Glover and Timothy West.

Political thriller serial by Christopher Lee.

Charles Bannister ...... Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter ...... Timothy West

Mary Bannister ...... Sarah Badel

Denis Wigton ...... David Ryall

Henry Colville ...... Christopher Benjamin

Juliet Cameron ...... Siobhan Redmond

Rose ...... Sheila Reid

The Speaker ...... David McAlister

Michael Friend ...... Stuart Organ

Keith Chadwick ...... Graham Blockey

Nick Beresford ...... Rupert Baker

Grace ...... Joan Matheson

Polly Bannister ...... Ruth Gemmell

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1989.

Polly causes chaos for her Chief Whip dad and Dougal Baxter is up to no good.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0103Power Of The Pen1989090220210816 (BBC7)
20210817 (BBC7)
Chief Whip Charles Bannister hasn’t found time to read his wife Mary's explosive Westminster political thriller. Newspapers and colleagues speculate on who it’s based on...

Meanwhile ex-Junior Minister Tony Melrose has written a memoir - and British Intelligence want a preview…

Starring Julian Glover and Timothy West.

Political thriller serial by Christopher Lee.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter ....Timothy West

Mary Bannister ....Sarah Badel

Henry Colville ....Christopher Benjamin

Rose ....Sheila Reid

Arthur ....James Garbutt

Polly Bannister ....Ruth Gemmell

Melrose ....John Fortune

Journalist ....Ken Cumberlidge

Waiter ....Stuart Organ

George ....Danny Schiller

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

A political novel and a proposed memoir ruffle the feathers of the British establishment.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0104Old Flame1989090920210817 (BBC7)
20210818 (BBC7)
A lover from the Home Secretary's past starts to make demands which he finds very inconvenient. An important vote on law and order leaves the opposition frustrated.

Fourth episode of Westminster political drama.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter ....Timothy West

Denis Wigton ....David Ryall

Juliet Cameron ....Siobhan Redmond

Jack Ross ....Iain Cuthbertson

Kay .... Jane Booker

Sir William .... Dennis Ramsden

Eamon and the waiter .... Shaun Prendergast

Merffyn Edwards ....Ray Smith

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

Woman trouble for the Home Secretary as he leads an important vote. With Timothy West.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0105Polly's Party1989091620210818 (BBC7)
20210819 (BBC7)
The Tory Party with their reduced majority just don't want to give the opposition any ammunition - such as the Chief Whip's daughter ending up in the papers again.

Written by Christopher Lee

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter .... Timothy West

Mary Bannister ....Sarah Badel

Denis Wigton .... David Ryall

Henry Colville .... Christopher Benjamin

Rose .... Sheila Reid

Arthur .... James Garbutt

Polly Bannister ....Ruth Gemmell

Other parts played by:

Ken Cumberlidge, Ian Targett, David Goudge, John Bull .David King, Christopher Scott, Charles Simpson, Brian Miller, Danny Schiller and Paul Downing

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

Chief Whip Charles's daughter gets into the newspapers again.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0106Time For A Change?1989092320210819 (BBC7)
20210820 (BBC7)
The Opposition are thinking of changing their leader and Chief Whip Charles Bannister gets friendlier with one of their new back benchers - Juliet Cameron.

Drama about intrigue and power struggles in Whitehall.

Charles Bannister .... Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter .... Timothy West

Mary Bannister .... Sarah Badel

Denis Wigton .... David Ryau

Juliet Cameron .... Siobhan Redmond

Rose .... Sheila Reid

Jack Ross .... Iain Cuthbertson

Eamon ....Shaun Prendergast

The waiter .... Charles Simpson

Merffyn Edwards ....Ray Smith

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

The Opposition are thinking of changing their leader and Charles and Juliet have lunch.

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0107Tracking A Traitor1989093020210820 (BBC7)
20210821 (BBC7)
Rumours are everywhere in Westminster about the possibility of a 'bent' MP giving away secrets to the Russians. However, there are only questions - and no answers. Meanwhile, the Chief Whip's daughter Polly Bannister has attracted the attention of two men - an ambitious MP and a Russian music lover.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter ....Timothy West

Mary Bannister ....Sarah Badel

Henry Colville ....Christopher Benjamin

Rose ....Sheila Reid

Arthur ....James Garbutt

the Speaker ....David McAlister

George ....Danny Schiller

Polly Bannister ....Ruth Gemmell

Other parts played by Ken Cumberlidge , Ian Targett , David Goudge , John Bull, David King , Christopher Scott, Charles Simpson , Brian Miller and Paul Downing.

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.

A spy in their midst - but who can it be?

Christopher Lee's political drama series

0108Grave Secrets1989100720210823 (BBC7)
20210824 (BBC7)
Cabinet ministers certainly don't want the Opposition to expose the fact that there is a spy in their midst, but will Intelligence succeed in getting to the truth first?

Conclusion of Whitehall drama.

Charles Bannister ....Julian Glover

Dougal Baxter .... Timothy West

Mary Bannister .... Sarah Badel

Denis Wigton .... David Ryall

Henrv Colville .... Christopher Benjamin

Rose .... Sheila Reid

Polly Bannister .... Ruth Gemmell

Speaker .... David McAlister

Nick Beresford .... Rupert Baker

Barber/Flunkey .... Christopher Scott

Leader of the House/ Walter ....Michael Kilgarriff

Other parts played by Ken Cumberlidge. Ian Targett , David Goudge. John Bull, David King, Charles Simpson, Brian Miller and Danny Schiller

Written by Christopher Lee

Producer Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.

Which Member of Parliament is the spy?

Christopher Lee's political drama series