Kicking The Habit

Sitcom by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

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20070727

Sitcom by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

1/6. If the Boot Fits, Share It

While dutiful Father Michael seeks spiritual guidance, his capable administrator Mave is possibly the real power behind the shrine.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20070803

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

2/6. Long Distance Friar

Father Athanasias is tweaking his bath chair for greater speed. Brother Luke is in training for the marathon, but when the Anglicans suggest a rival entrant the race is really on.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Brother Francis....Alan Shearman

Father Lawrence....Kenneth Danziger

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20070810

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

3/6. Holy Des Res

Even though the friary has occupied its idyllic riverside setting for over 600 years, it is not protected from the greedy gaze of property developers. And not all the brothers are opposed to the idea of progress.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Father Lawrence....Kenneth Danziger

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20070817

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

4/6. Barrow Rage

Brother Luke's past continues to catch up with him. Father Athanasius's carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's weeding and watering policies.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Gemma....Moira Quirk

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20070824

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

5/6. Old Spots Before the Eyes

Brother Luke suggests that the friary acquires a pig. Since one of the brothers already keeps bees, the possibility of honey-roasted ham on the refectory menu is especially appealing to Father Bertie.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20070831

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

6/6. Nights to Remember.

Brother Butterscotch's Fresh Whip turns out to be a commercial success, but Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20080813

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

1/6. As I Was Braying

Brother Luke has returned from his sojourn in Dublin and irritatingly can't stop talking about it. Someone has asked to have his ass blessed.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Father Lawrence....Kenneth Danziger

Gwynneth....Moira Quirk

Friars and pilgrims played by Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman.

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20080820

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

2/6. A Woman's Place

The Father Prior can scarcely bring himself to admit to what is troubling him. Meanwhile, Mave would prefer to uncover the mystery of the Second Rule of Paperwork.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Friars and pilgrims played by Kenneth Danziger, Moira Quirk, Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman.

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20080827

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

3/6. The Business of Miracles

Everyone seems concerned that Brother Martin's hearing is not as good as it used to be. He has also been missing breakfast. However, as Mave says, seeing is believing.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Friars and pilgrims played by Kenneth Danziger, Moira Quirk, Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman.

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20080903

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

4/6. Carbon Dating

The Friary needs to take responsibility for its carbon footprint. Bells and books are allowed, but not too many candles. Father Michael has been invited to an important conference, but would his attendance defeat the entire purpose?

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Gwynneth....Moira Quirk

Friars and pilgrims played by Kenneth Danziger, Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman.

Directed by Pete Atkin.

20080910

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

5/6. Yours Sincerely

It seems unlikely that the friars would attend an expensive course on How to Look and Sound Sincere, but appearances can be deceptive.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Gwynneth....Moira Quirk

Friars and pilgrims played by Kenneth Danziger, Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman.

Directed by Pete Atkin.

0101If The Boot Fits, Share It

0101If The Boot Fits, Share It20090729
0101If The Boot Fits, Share It2007072720090729

Noisy boots, an electric bath chair and a sexy redhead are all hazards along the quirky path to righteousness. And while dutiful Father Michael seeks spiritual guidance, his capable administrator Mave is possibly the real power behind the shrine.

0101If The Boot Fits, Share It2007072720090729

Noisy boots, an electric bath chair and a sexy redhead are all hazards along the quirky path to righteousness. And while dutiful Father Michael seeks spiritual guidance, his capable administrator Mave is possibly the real power behind the shrine.

0102Long Distance Friar

0102Long Distance Friar20090805
0102Long Distance Friar *2007080320090805

Father Athanasias is tweaking his bath chair for greater speed. Brother Luke is in training for the marathon, but when the Anglicans suggest a rival entrant the race is really on.

0102Long Distance Friar *2007080320090805

Father Athanasias is tweaking his bath chair for greater speed. Brother Luke is in training for the marathon, but when the Anglicans suggest a rival entrant the race is really on.

0103Holy Des Res20090812
0103Holy Des Res20070810

0103Holy Des Res *2007081020090812

Even though the friary has occupied its idyllic riverside setting for over 600 years, it is not protected from the greedy gaze of property developers. And not all the brothers are opposed to the idea of progress.

0103Holy Des Res *2007081020090812

Even though the friary has occupied its idyllic riverside setting for over 600 years, it is not protected from the greedy gaze of property developers. And not all the brothers are opposed to the idea of progress.

0104Barrow Rage20090819
0104Barrow Rage20070817

0104Barrow Rage *2007081720090819

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

Brother Luke's past continues to catch up with him and Father Athanasius' carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's weeding and watering policies.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Gemma....Moira Quirk

Friars played by Kenneth Danziger and Alan Shearman

Directed by Pete Atkin.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Father Athanasius' carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's watering policies.

Brother Luke's past continues to catch up with him. Father Athanasius's carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's weeding and watering policies.

0104Barrow Rage *2007081720090819

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

Brother Luke's past continues to catch up with him and Father Athanasius' carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's weeding and watering policies.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Gemma....Moira Quirk

Friars played by Kenneth Danziger and Alan Shearman

Directed by Pete Atkin.

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Father Athanasius' carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's watering policies.

Brother Luke's past continues to catch up with him. Father Athanasius's carbon footprint has an impact on the friary's weeding and watering policies.

0105Old Spots Before The Eyes20090826
0105Old Spots Before The Eyes20070824

0105Old Spots Before The Eyes *2007082420090826

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

Unholy writ states that, 'Pig movements must be accompanied by a completed AML2 document. The movement must be reported by the recipient of the animals to their Local Authority within three days of the movement taking place using the appropriate AML form.' And that applies as much to Carmelite friars as to anyone else.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Pilgrims and Friars....Kenneth Danziger, Alan Shearman, Tracy Pattin, and Moira Quirk.

Directed by Pete Atkin

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Brother Luke suggests that the friary acquires a pig.

Brother Luke suggests that the friary acquires a pig. Since one of the brothers already keeps bees, the possibility of honey-roasted ham on the refectory menu is especially appealing to Father Bertie.

0105Old Spots Before The Eyes *2007082420090826

Comedy drama by Christopher Lee, set in a Carmelite monastery where the brown habit is no protection against the problems and temptations of the modern world.

Unholy writ states that, 'Pig movements must be accompanied by a completed AML2 document. The movement must be reported by the recipient of the animals to their Local Authority within three days of the movement taking place using the appropriate AML form.' And that applies as much to Carmelite friars as to anyone else.

Father Bertie....Alfred Molina

Brother Martin....Roy Dotrice

Father Michael....Martin Jarvis

Brother Luke....Darren Richardson

Mave....Rosalind Ayres

Pilgrims and Friars....Kenneth Danziger, Alan Shearman, Tracy Pattin, and Moira Quirk.

Directed by Pete Atkin

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Brother Luke suggests that the friary acquires a pig.

Brother Luke suggests that the friary acquires a pig. Since one of the brothers already keeps bees, the possibility of honey-roasted ham on the refectory menu is especially appealing to Father Bertie.

0106Nights To Remember20070831

0106 LASTNights To Remember20090902
0106 LASTNights To Remember *2007083120090902

Brother Butterscotch's Fresh Whip turns out to be a commercial success, but Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea.

0106 LASTNights To Remember *2007083120090902

Brother Butterscotch's Fresh Whip turns out to be a commercial success, but Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea.

0201As I Was Braying20080813

Brother Luke has returned from his sojourn in Dublin and irritatingly can't stop talking about it. Someone has asked to have his ass blessed.

0201As I Was Braying20080813

Brother Luke has returned from his sojourn in Dublin and irritatingly can't stop talking about it. Someone has asked to have his ass blessed.

0202A Woman's Place *20080820

The Father Prior can scarcely bring himself to admit to what is troubling him.

Meanwhile, Mave would prefer to uncover the mystery of the Second Rule of Paperwork

0202A Woman's Place *20080820

The Father Prior can scarcely bring himself to admit to what is troubling him.

Meanwhile, Mave would prefer to uncover the mystery of the Second Rule of Paperwork

0203The Business Of Miracles *20080827

Everyone seems concerned that Brother Martin's hearing is not as good as it used to be. He has also been missing breakfast. However, as Mave says, seeing is believing.

0203The Business Of Miracles *20080827

Everyone seems concerned that Brother Martin's hearing is not as good as it used to be. He has also been missing breakfast. However, as Mave says, seeing is believing.

0204Carbon Dating *20080903

The Friary needs to take responsibility for its carbon footprint. Bells and books are allowed, but not too many candles. Father Michael has been invited to an important conference, but would his attendance defeat the entire purpose?

0204Carbon Dating *20080903

The Friary needs to take responsibility for its carbon footprint. Bells and books are allowed, but not too many candles. Father Michael has been invited to an important conference, but would his attendance defeat the entire purpose?

0205Yours Sincerely20080910

It seems unlikely that the friars would attend an expensive course on How to Look and Sound Sincere, but appearances can be deceptive.

0205Yours Sincerely20080910

It seems unlikely that the friars would attend an expensive course on How to Look and Sound Sincere, but appearances can be deceptive.

0206 LASTCalendar Boys20080917

When a famous young artist arrives to paint the pictures for next year's Friary Calendar, tensions arise which give Father Michael more than one reason for concern.

0206 LASTCalendar Boys20080917

When a famous young artist arrives to paint the pictures for next year's Friary Calendar, tensions arise which give Father Michael more than one reason for concern.