Millport

Bitter sweet sit-com set on a small island off the West Coast of Scotland; by Lynne Ferguson.

Episodes

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Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance. Lynn Ferguson stars.

Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as a thirty-something barmaid. Episode 1 of 6.

Irene believes that the disappearance of a local pensioner may be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island. Episode 1 of 6.

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Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to strange phenomenon at work on the island - a thing bigger than the Loch Ness Monster!

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Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to strange phenomenon at work on the island - a thing bigger than the Loch Ness Monster!

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Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island. Episode 1 of 6.

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Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return to Millport once they've had the chance to escape.

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Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return to Millport once they've had the chance to escape.

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A letter arrives for Irene that promises to change her life forever. But is she ready to leave this dismal backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

A letter arrives for Irene which promises to change her life. Is she really prepared to move away? Episode 6 of 6.

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A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. From March 2000.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce. From March 2000.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island.

From March 2000.

Lynn Ferguson stars as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce.

Irene believes that the disappearance of a local pensioner may be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island.

Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island - something bigger than the Loch Ness monster!.

Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to a strange phenomenon at work on the island.

Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance on a tiny Scottish island.

Lynn Ferguson stars as a thirty-something barmaid.

Mystery surrounds a pensioner's disappearance.

Lynn Ferguson stars.

Lynn Ferguson stars as a thirty-something barmaid on a tiny Scottish island.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as barmaid Irene.

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as barmaid Irene.

A pensioner mysteriously disappears from the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the DJ.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

(01/06)

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(01/06)

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce. From March 2000.

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20171016 (BBC7)

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. Lynn Ferguson stars as barmaid Irene.

A pensioner mysteriously disappears from the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the DJ.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

(01/06)

A pensioner disappears on a tiny Scottish island. From March 2000.

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Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island.

Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From March 2000.

Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island.

Thirty-something barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island.

Starring Lynn Ferguson.

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return to Millport once they've had the chance to escape.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return there once they have had the chance to escape.

Thirty-something barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the Scottish island. Starring Lynn Ferguson.

Big brother, Gordon, has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape. Episode 2 of 6.

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(02/06)

Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From March 2000.

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Barmaid Irene wonders why her crooked brother has returned to the tiny Scottish island.

Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport on the tiny Isle of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

But Irene wonders why anyone would return once they've had the chance to escape?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as Gordon and The Minister.
Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.

(02/06)

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Barmaid Irene's got an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

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Barmaid Irene's got an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From April 2000.

The Minister reveals to Irene his yearning for Moira.

After the shock she realises this unlikely romance may prove advantageous.

Love is in the air for the Minister and Moira - or it will be if Irene has anything to do with it.

The minister reveals to Irene a secret yearning for Moira.

After the initial shock she realises that this unlikely romance could prove advantageous.

An ulterior motive lies behind Irene's matchmaking.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet sitcom set on an eccentric Scottish island.

Episode 03 of 06

Barmaid Irene has an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island.

Barmaid Irene has an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

The Minister reveals to Irene his yearning for Moira. After the shock she realises this unlikely romance may prove advantageous. Episode 3 of 6.

Love is in the air for the Minister and Moira - or it will be if Irene has anything to do with it. Episode 3 of 6.

An ulterior motive lies behind Irene's matchmaking. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet sitcom set on an eccentric Scottish island. Episode 3 of 6.

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Barmaid Irene has an ulterior motive when matchmaking on the Scottish island.

The Minister reveals to Irene his secret yearning for Moira. After the initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous
Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something, island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the Scottish mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnres, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Derek/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.
Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

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An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities.

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities in life in some very surprising ways

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Dita/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Diane, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as The Minister.

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities. From April 2000.

An unexpected death makes all the islanders question their priorities. Stars Lynn Ferguson and Lewis McLeod. From April 2000.

From April 2000.

Stars Lynn Ferguson and Lewis McLeod.

An unexpected death makes everyone question their priorities.

Lynn Ferguson's gentle comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

After the unexpected death of Derek Dodds, Irene decides to seize the day.

After Derek dies unexpectedly, Irene decides to seize the day.

But the island's equilibrium comes under attack when the townsfolk decide to follow suit.

After the unexpected death of Derek Dodds, Irene decides to seize the day. Episode 4 of 6.

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A top restaurant critic causes island speculation when he books a table at Alberto's cafe.

Irene fears the worst when a famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz Cafe. The reputation of Millport will be printed for the whole world to see!

But is he really coming to sample Alberto's food or does he have a secret agenda?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as Lucian Hyber-Connor.

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

A top restaurant critic causes island speculation when he books a table at Alberto's cafe. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From April 2000.

A famous critic books a table.

Is he coming to taste the food or is there a secret agenda?

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz cafe.

But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda?

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz café.

Irene fears the worst when a restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz cafe.

He seems to have a hidden agenda!.

Irene fears the worst when a famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz Cafe - the reputation of Millport will be printed for the whole world to see.

Is he really coming to sample Alberto's food or does he have a secret agenda?

A famous critic books a table. Is he coming to taste the food or is there a secret agenda?

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A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz cafe. But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda? Episode 5 of 6.

A famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz café. But is he coming to taste Alberto's food or is there a secret agenda? Episode 5 of 6.

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It's turnip season on the Scottish Island and Irene gets an offer she cannot refuse.

It's turnip season - and a letter arrives for Irene promising to change her life for ever.

But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal island backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty/Betty, Matt Costello as Doogie and Robert Paterson as the Minister.

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.

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It's turnip season on the Scottish Island - and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2000.

It's turnip season on the Scottish Island - and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse.

It's turnip season and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse in Lynn Ferguson's comedy.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From April 2000.

It's turnip season and Irene gets an offer she can't refuse.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

A letter arrives for Irene that promises to change her life forever.

But is she ready to leave this dismal backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

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It's Irene's 33rd birthday, so the island inhabitants have some surprises on the way.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have a few surprises in store...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman/Bob, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday - so the island inhabitants have some surprises on the way. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From April 2001.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From April 2001.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday and some surprises are on the way.

Lynn Ferguson's comedy.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy set on a tiny Scottish Island.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday, and she plans to make it a good one.

But birthdays tend to bring a few surprises.

It's Irene's 33rd birthday and some surprises are on the way. Lynn Ferguson's comedy.

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Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray.

There are strange things afoot - missing postmen, hypnotised pets and anonymous threatening letters.

Irene enlists Bob's help to find out who - or what - has sent the island into disarray.

With Lynne Ferguson, Janet Brown, Lewis Macleod and Gabriel Quigley

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the Scottish island into disarray.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From May 2001.

Irene enlists Bob's help when strange events send the tiny Scottish island into disarray. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

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Village disputes abound but how will they be solved if no one is talking to each other?

Irene and Moira aren't speaking, Alberto and Ena have fallen out over the minestrone and Agnes has declared World War III on the Minister's trousers. Just how are villagers going to solve their dispute if no one is talking to each other...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved, if no-one is talking to each other? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

Village disputes abound - but how will they be solved, if no-one is talking to each other? Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From May 2001.

Village disputes abound, but how will they be solved if no-one is talking to each other? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Six-part comedy by Lynne Ferguson.

Irene and Moira aren't speaking, Alberto and Ena have fallen out, and Agnes has declared World War III on the minister's trousers.

Just how are the villagers to solve their disputes if no one is talking to each other? With Lynne Ferguson, Janet Brown, Lewis Macleod and Gabriel Quigley.

/ Six-part comedy by Lynn Ferguson.

3: `Avowal'.

Just how are the villagers to solve their disputes if people are not talking to each other? With Lynn Ferguson and Janet Brown

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Tales are being told in town. Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused.

Everyone's telling tales and making up stories - while Moira's acting oddly, no-one's listening to Bob, Agnes has discovered the medicinal benefits of alcohol - and for once Irene doesn't know what to do...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Doctor, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Tales are being told in the town. Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

People are telling tales, Moira's acting oddly, Bob is ignored - and Irene's confused.

Tales are being told in town.

Moira's acting oddly, Bob's ignored and Irene's confused.

Tales are being told in the town.

Stars Lynn Ferguson.

From May 2001.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Everyone is telling tales and making up stories.

Moreover, Moira is acting oddly, no one is listening to Bob, and Agnes has discovered the medicinal benefits of alcohol.

With Lynn Ferguson, Janet Brown, Lewis Macleod and Gabriel Quigley

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The Whelk Diet is on the menu and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg.

Bunty's nowhere to be found when an EU official arrives to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug, but the lack of any sports facilities poses a few logistical problems...

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Inspector, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg.

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug, and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Bunty is nowhere to be found after an official from the European Community arrives on the island to inspect her vegetables.

Meanwhile, the rest of Millport is bitten by the fitness bug.

With Lynn Ferguson, Janet Brown, Lewis Macleod and Gabriel Quigley

The islanders are bitten by a fitness bug where whelks are on the menu, and an inspector arrives to check Bunty's veg. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From May 2001.

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The islanders unite to try and save The Cumbrae Bar from closure.

Will Irene stay and fight with them or will she take the last ferry of the day to the mainland to the new life she's always dreamed of?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce.

Stars Lynn Ferguson as Irene, Janet Brown as Moira/Agnes, Lewis McLeod as Alberto/Robert/Ferryman, Gabriel Quigley as Ena/Bunty, Robert Patterson as Bob/Minister and Matt Costello as Dougie.

Music arranged by Olly Fox.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.

The islanders unite to save the Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland?

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The islanders unite to save The Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The islanders unite to save The Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland?

Six-part comedy by Lynn Ferguson.

6: `The Verdict'.

A letter arrives kicking up the biggest fuss the island has ever seen - the Cumbrae Bar is to be closed down / Six-part comedy by Lynn Ferguson.

A letter arrives kicking up the biggest fuss the island has ever seen - the Cumbrae Bar is to be closed down.

With Lynn Ferguson, Janet Brown, Lewis Macleod and Gabriel Quigley

The islanders unite to save the Cumbrae Bar, but will Irene fight or head to the mainland? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From June 2001.

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Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

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Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Comedy series written by and starring Lynn Ferguson.

1: `Reinstatement'.

Irene is back in Millport, wondering why she has returned to a place she spent a lifetime trying to escape.

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Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

Irene arrives on the first ferry of the holiday season, but why is she back on the island?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

As the first ferry of the holiday season arrives - why is Irene back on the island?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

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Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The re-opening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong when Irene notices a fatal flaw in the plan.

Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie/Huberto.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The re-opening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong when Irene notices a fatal flaw in the plan.

Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie/Huberto.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The re-opening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong when Irene notices a fatal flaw in the plan.

Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Dr Hume / Ferryman / Robert, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie/Huberto.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what's in Huberto's suitcase?

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what's in Huberto's suitcase? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Can the re-opening of the club go according to plan? And what's in Huberto's suitcase?

Can the re-opening of the club go according to plan? And what's in Huberto's suitcase? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The reopening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong.

Alberto is worried about a new money-making scheme.

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what is in Huberto's suitcase?

Irene hits a snag with re-opening the Cumbrae Club, and what is in Huberto's suitcase? Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

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As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over a talking dog.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The Cumbrae Club is up and running and the islanders are already arguing over how it should be run.

Meanwhile back at Bruce House, Moira is in hysterics over her missing pet pooch. But will Irene risk missing the ferry and losing her job to help her unhappy sister?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister / Bob, and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over a talking dog.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The Cumbrae Club is up and running and the islanders are already arguing over how it should be run.

Meanwhile back at Bruce House, Moira is in hysterics over her missing pet pooch. But will Irene risk missing the ferry and losing her job to help her unhappy sister?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto Ferryman / Robert the dog / Morris, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister / Bob, and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her sister.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her sister. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From December 2002.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her over a talking dog.

As the Scottish islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her over a talking dog. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From December 2002.

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The Cumbrae Club has reopened and is already causing controversy.

Moira is in hysterics over her missing pooch.

Moira and the Minister are about to get married...

or are they? A bitter sweet sit-com set in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae.

As the islanders argue over the club, Irene faces a dilemma over her hysterical sister.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

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The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house.

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

Millport's under siege by the neighbouring islands, furious that this little insignificant town has its own independent public house.

Amidst the madness Irene and Moira find romance where they least expect it - and Alberto unveils an unusual secret defence system.

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

With Janet Brown as Agnes / Moira, Lewis McLeod as Alberto / Doctor / Robert the dog / Mr Shetland / Mr Sky, Gabriel Quigley as Ena / Bunty, Robert Paterson as the Minister /Bob / Mr Dunoon / Mr Orkney and Kenneth Bryans as Dougie / Mr Arran.

Producer: Lucy Bacon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.

Neighbouring islands are furious that the town has its own independent public house. Stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

The people of the neighbouring islands are outraged that Millport has its own independent public house.

The island's neighbours are furious that the town has its own independent public house. Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

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The town's media makeover excites the islanders, so can Irene really leave now?

Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet sitcom about barmaid Irene's life on a tiny Scottish island

The islanders are excited over the town's media make-over, but can Irene really leave now?

The islanders are excited over the town's media make-over, but can Irene really leave now? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

There is much excitement when Millport is the subject of a feature in a national newspaper, but Irene fears the worst.

The town's media makeover excites the islanders, so can Irene really leave now? Bitter-sweet comedy stars Lynn Ferguson. From November 2002.

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The island make-over's gone sour, so with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island make-over's gone sour, so with no Irene - can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Lynn Ferguson's bitter-sweet comedy.

Things have gone terribly wrong, and with Irene gone there is only one person who can save the island.

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island makeover has gone sour, but with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Stars Lynn Ferguson.

The island make-over's gone sour - but with no Irene can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers?

The island make-over's gone sour - but with no Irene, can ailing Bunty stop the bulldozers? Stars Lynn Ferguson.