Series by Nick Warburton, set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens.

Trevor Peacock stars as ancient, earthy, inspired chef Warwick Hedges, in a four part series set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens.


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0101Distant Cold Light2008040420110407
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A mysterious young man brings his mum for a special meal at a Cambridgeshire restaurant.
A mysterious young man brings his mum for a special meal at a Cambridgeshire restaurant.
A mysterious young man brings his mum for a special meal at Warwick Hedge's Cambridgeshire restaurant. Stars Trevor Peacock.
4 Extra Premiere - A mysterious young man brings his mum for a special meal at Warwick Hedge's Cambridgeshire restaurant.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
A mysterious young man brings his mother for a special meal.
0102Mural2008041120110414
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Warwick Hedges keeps interfering at the restaurant, so his son gives him a project.
Ancient Warwick Hedges keeps interfering at the restaurant, so his frustrated son gives him a project. Stars Trevor Peacock.
Ancient Warwick Hedges keeps interfering at the restaurant, so his frustrated son gives him a project.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
In an idiosyncratic restaurant deep in the Fens the ancient proprietor, Warwick, can't help interfering in the kitchen.
He is driving his son mad.
Until his grandson suggests they give the old man a project.
0103Dark Horse2008041820110421
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Samuel's Fenland objects collection stirs up a rerun of the dark tale of the twisted eel.
Odd-job-man Samuel's Fenland objects collection stirs up a rerun of the dark tale of the twisted eel. Stars Trevor Peacock.
Odd-job-man Samuel's Fenland objects collection stirs up a rerun of the dark tale of the twisted eel.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
Samuel the odd-job-man lugs a collection of foul-smelling objects into the restaurant.
One of them has a story attached to it, and the dark tale of the twisted eel seems about to repeat itself.
0104 LASTThe Taste Of Success2008042520110428
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The restaurant faces financial trouble.
The restaurant faces financial trouble. As Jack tries to get away, Warwick raves about a local pudding. Stars Trevor Peacock.
As Jack tries to get away, Warwick raves about a local pudding.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
The eccentric restaurant set in the Fens is in financial trouble.
Jack asks his nephew to take care of things so he can get away for a few weeks.
Meanwhile Warwick sings the praises of Mardle Pudding, a legendary local dish.
Warwick Hedges....Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges....Sam Dale
David....Chris Pavlo
Fay....Liza Sadovy
Marcia....Kate Buffery
Imogen....Liz Sutherland
Zofia....Helen Longworth
Director Claire Grove.
0201Top Dog2009060520110711 (R4+)
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A stranger arrives at the restaurant with a request, but Jack doesn't like the look of him
A smart stranger arrives at the restaurant with an unusual request, but Jack doesn't like the look of him.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
Series of four plays by Nick Warburton, set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens.
A well-dressed stranger turns up with an unusual request.
He is a rough diamond, the salt of the earth, but Jack doesn't like the look of him.
Warwick....Trevor Peacock
Jack....Sam Dale
Marcia....Kate Buffery
Samuel....John Rowe
Zofia....Helen Longworth
Mulloway....Malcolm Tierney
Bernard....Paul Rider
Directed by Claire Grove 
0202A Water Baby2009061220110712 (R4+)
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Series of four plays by Nick Warburton, set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens.
After weeks of heavy rain, Mardle Fen is waterlogged and a strange child leads Warwick through the flood.
Warwick....Trevor Peacock
Jack....Sam Dale
Marcia....Kate Buffery
Samuel....John Rowe
Zofia....Helen Longworth
Chloe....Lauren Mote
Dutch....Paul Rider
Directed by Claire Grove.
Mardle Fen is waterlogged and a strange child leads Warwick through the flood.
As heavy rain swamps Mardle Fen, a strange child leads Warwick through the flood.
As heavy rain swamps Mardle Fen, a strange child leads restaurant chef Warwick through the flood.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
0203Old Boggie2009061920110713 (R4+)
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Series of four plays by Nick Warburton, set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens.
Chef Warwick Hedges is invited to lunch in a remote part of the Fens and he discovers treasure guarded by a ghost-dog.
Warwick....Trevor Peacock
Jack....Sam Dale
Codlett....Malcolm Tierney
Samuel....John Rowe
Zofia....Helen Longworth
Imogen....Lizzy Watts
Directed by Claire Grove.
Idiosyncratic chef Warwick Hedges discovers treasure guarded by a ghost-dog.
Invited to a remote part of the Fens, Warwick discovers treasure guarded by a ghost-dog.
Invited to lunch in a remote part of the Fens, chef Warwick discovers treasure guarded by a ghost-dog.
Stars Trevor Peacock.
0204 LASTSilver Ribbon2009062620110714 (R4+)
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Roller-skating chef Warwick challenges bike-riding son Jack to a race to the cathedral door. Stars Trevor Peacock and Sam Dale.
Roller-skating Warwick challenges bike-riding son Jack to a race to the cathedral door.
Series of four plays by Nick Warburton, set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Fens.
Eccentric chef Warwick Hedges challenges his son Jack to a race, with Jack to go on his bike by road, Warwick on his skates by waterway, and the first man to arrive at the cathedral door wins.
Warwick....Trevor Peacock
Jack....Sam Dale
Marcia....Kate Buffery
Samuel....John Rowe
Zofia....Helen Longworth
Bernard....Paul Rider
Directed by Claire Grove.
Eccentric chef Warwick Hedges challenges his son Jack to a race.
Roller-skating chef Warwick challenges bike-riding son Jack to a race to the cathedral door.
Stars Trevor Peacock and Sam Dale.
0301Bird In Hand2010120620120221 (R4+)
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Chef Warwick Hedges offers ornithologist Megan a night's stay and a guaranteed sighting of a rare bird. Stars Trevor Peacock.
Chef Warwick Hedges offers ornithologist Megan a guaranteed sighting of a rare bird.
by Nick Warburton.
Warwick is out on the Fen, taking in the atmosphere, when he thinks he spots a rare bird.
Keen bird-watcher Megan tells him she'd pay considerable sums to see it.
So Warwick offers her bed and breakfast and a guaranteed sighting of the bird.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack...Sam Dale
Marcia...Kate Buffery
Samuel...John Rowe
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Megan...Claire Rushbrook
Directed by Claire Grove
Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges - Mr Toad meets King Lear - who runs an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
His son Jack works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious, and they are helped by Zofia the Polish waitress and Samuel the odd-job man "who crawled out of the slime with the eels".
There are giant helpings of delicious wit, and wisdom from writer Nick Warburton in the third series of this popular comedy drama.
Trevor Peacock is best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley.
At 79 he is still at the top of his game appearing in Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre, as Stephen Fry's father in the TV series Kingdom and in two previous series of On Mardle Fen.
Nick Warburton recent radio work includes an adaptation of The Snow Goose and Not Bobby, a comedy about a rabbit that learns to write.
His series Witness dramatising St Luke's Gospel went out to great acclaim in Dec 2007 on R4.
0302The Dream Insists2010121320120222 (R4+)
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Warwick and Sam share a recurring dream about a ramshackle hut - which really exists.
Warwick and Sam share a recurring dream about a ramshackle hut - but it turns out that it really exists. Stars Trevor Peacock.
By Nick Warburton.
Comedy drama starring Trevor Peacock as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges.
Warwick has a strange, recurring dream featuring a ramshackle hut out on the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Odd job man Samuel has the same dream.
But when Warwick discovers that the hut in his dream really exists, he decides to investigate.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack...Sam Dale
Marcia...Kate Buffery
Samuel...John Rowe
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Directed by Claire Grove.
Warwick has a recurring dream featuring a ramshackle hut out on the Cambridgeshire Fens.
0303Pitiless Storm2010122020120223 (R4+)
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Buoyant chef Warwick Hedges promises lavish Christmas gifts for all - what is he up to?
Buoyant chef Warwick Hedges starts promising lavish Christmas gifts for all - what is he up to? Stars Trevor Peacock.
By Nick Warburton.
Comedy drama starring Trevor Peacock as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges.
Warwick is in buoyant mood, confident of soon-to-be-realised wealth.
He promises lavish gifts for all this Christmas.
Which is unsettling.
It means he's up to something.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack...Sam Dale
Marcia...Kate Buffery
Samuel...John Rowe
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Lady Geraldine...Christine Kavanagh
Doorman...Tony Bell
Directed by Claire Grove.
Warwick is in buoyant mood.
0304 LASTThe Dancing Stone2010122720120224 (R4+)
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Buoyant Warwick wants a mysterious stone in the restaurant, but Sam warns of peril.
Buoyant Warwick spots a mysterious stone and wants it in the restaurant, but Sam says to move it at his peril. Stars Trevor Peacock.
By Nick Warburton.
Comedy drama starring Trevor Peacock as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges.
Warwick discovers a large, flat stone with strange marking half buried in a clump of trees on the edge of Mardle Fen.
He wants to display it in the restaurant but odd-job man Samuel says he moves the stone at his peril.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack...Sam Dale
Marcia...Kate Buffery
Samuel...John Rowe
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Fay...Christine Kavanagh
Bernard...Tony Bell
Directed by Claire Grove.
Comedy drama starring Trevor Peacock as an inspirational chef.
0401If You Build It20120229 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock is back as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his permanently anxious son Jack. In the first of a new series Warwick hits on an idea for putting the restaurant on the map; a music festival. Jack is dead against it but Warwick has plans.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges...Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges...Kate Buffery
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Samuel...John Rowe
Sebastian...Adam Billington
Directed by Claire Grove
Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges - Mr Toad meets King Lear - who runs an up market restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. His son Jack , played by Sam Dale, works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel, an earthy odd-job man "who crawled out of the slime with the eels" and Zofia a Polish waitress. The mixture of food , family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with Nick Warburton's characteristic deft comic touch.
Trevor Peacock is a brilliant character actor best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. At 80 he is still at the top of his game. He has just made a new film with Dustin Hoffman. He appeared in Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre, as Stephen Fry's father in the TV series Kingdom and in three series of On Mardle Fen. He also plays Anton Lesser's father in R4's Falco.
Nick Warburton won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. His series Witness dramatising St Luke's Gospel went out to great acclaim in Dec 2007 on R4. His afternoon play Friday When It Rains (TX October) was Radio Times Choice. Nick dramatised 'Father and Son' for R4's Classic Serial. His original radio plays include Our Late Supper with Marcia Warren. Other work includes 6 episodes Thrush Green and Moonfleet for Radio 4. Plays for stage and radio include Conversation from the Engine Room, which won the 1985 BBC/Radio Times Award, The Messenger for Radio 3, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Resurrection, A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award), and A Soldiers' Debt (entered for the Prix Italia).
Warwick hits on an idea for putting the restaurant on the map - a music festival.
0402Wives20120307 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an upmarket restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his son Jack. Warwick's granddaughter is back from college and she's curious about the family. She wants to trace her roots. In particular she's been wondering about her grandmother but her request touches a nerve.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges...Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges...Kate Buffery
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Samuel...John Rowe
Imogen...Victoria Inez Hardy
Directed by Claire Grove.
Warwick's granddaughter's request to learn about her grandmother touches a nerve.
0403Goose Feathers20120314 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an upmarket restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his son Jack. Warwick is after celebrity endorsement for the restaurant but Jack is hesitant. Just who does Warwick consider to be a celebrity? And would Jack want them in the restaurant? Meanwhile a silent guest turns up in the restaurant and mysteriously disappears.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges...Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges...Kate Buffery
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Samuel...John Rowe
Special Guest...Gyles Brandreth
Directed by Claire Grove.
Warwick is after a celebrity endorsement, but just who does he consider to be a celebrity?
0404 LASTThe Old Lost Road20120321 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an upmarket restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his son Jack. An invitation turns up for "Mr Hedges" to read a poem at a large charity do in the cathedral on Christmas Eve. Both Jack and Warwick begin to practice using the heavily pregnant Zofia as a sounding board.
Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges...Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges...Kate Buffery
Zofia...Helen Longworth
Samuel...John Rowe
Directed by Claire Grove.
An invitation turns up for 'Mr Hedges' to read a poem at a Christmas Eve charity do.
0501Talk To The Bones20121116 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock is back as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his permanently anxious son Jack. In the first of a new series of this comedy drama, Warwick dreams of expansion. He gets it into his head that they should have a covered area built on the side of the restaurant with romantic views over the river.
Directed by Claire Grove
Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges - Mr Toad meets King Lear - who runs an up market restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. His son Jack , played by Sam Dale, works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel, played by John Rowe, an earthy odd-job man "who crawled out of the slime with the eels" and Zofia, a Polish waitress. The mixture of food, family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with Nick Warburton's characteristic deft comic touch.
Trevor Peacock is a brilliant character actor best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. At 81 he is still at the top of his game appearing alongside Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut film Quartet. Other recent appearances include Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre, playing Stephen Fry's father in the TV series Kingdom and four series of On Mardle Fen for R4.
Nick Warburton won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. His series The Peoples Passion went out to great acclaim last Easter on R4. His afternoon play Friday When It Rains (TX October) was Radio Times Choice. Nick dramatised 'Father and Son' and 'The Snow Goose' for R4's Classic Serial. His original radio plays include Our Late Supper with Marcia Warren. Other work includes 6 episodes of Thrush Green and Moonfleet for Radio 4. Plays for stage and radio include Conversation from the Engine Room, which won the 1985 BBC/Radio Times Award, The Messenger for Radio 3, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Resurrection, A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award), and A Soldiers' Debt (entered for the Prix Italia).
0502According To Ditcher20121123 By Nick Warburton. It's a full moon and no-one is sleeping On Mardle Fen. Samuel is reminded of an ancient fenland story and Marcia has something on her mind.
Director Tracey Neale
Producer Claire Grove
Nick Warburton won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. His series The Peoples Passion went out to great acclaim last Easter on R4. His afternoon play, Friday When It Rains (TX October), was Radio Times Choice. Nick dramatised Father and Son and The Snow Goose for R4's Classic Serial. His original radio plays include Our Late Supper with Marcia Warren. Other work includes 6 episodes of Thrush Green and Moonfleet for Radio 4. Plays for stage and radio include Conversation from the Engine Room, which won the 1985 BBC/Radio Times Award, The Messenger for Radio 3, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Resurrection, A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award), and A Soldiers' Debt (entered for the Prix Italia).
0503At The Dawning20121130 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an upmarket restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his son Jack. It's been raining for weeks and the river has risen to danger level.
Directed by Claire Grove
Trevor Peacock is a brilliant character actor best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. At 81 he is still at the top of his game appearing alongside Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut film Quartet. Other recent appearances include Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre, playing Stephen Fry's father in the TV series Kingdom and four series of On Mardle Fen for R4.
Nick Warburton won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. His series The Peoples Passion went out to great acclaim last Easter on R4. His afternoon play, Friday When It Rains (TX October), was Radio Times Choice. Nick dramatised 'Father and Son' and 'The Snow Goose' for R4's Classic Serial. His original radio plays include Our Late Supper with Marcia Warren. Other work includes 6 episodes of Thrush Green and Moonfleet for Radio 4. Plays for stage and radio include Conversation from the Engine Room, which won the 1985 BBC/Radio Times Award, The Messenger for Radio 3, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Resurrection, A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award), and A Soldiers' Debt (entered for the Prix Italia).
0504 LASTDillie's Day20121207 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock stars as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges who runs an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Polish waitress Zofia has a surprise communication from her brother who is coming to Britain for a short visit.
Director Tracey Neale
Producer Claire Grove
Trevor Peacock is a brilliant character actor best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. At 81 he is still at the top of his game appearing alongside Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut film Quartet. Other recent appearances include Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre, playing Stephen Fry's father in the TV series Kingdom and four series of On Mardle Fen for R4.
Nick Warburton won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. His series The Peoples Passion went out to great acclaim last Easter on R4. His afternoon play, Friday When It Rains (TX October), was Radio Times Choice. Nick dramatised Father and Son and The Snow Goose for R4's Classic Serial. His original radio plays include Our Late Supper with Marcia Warren. Other work includes 6 episodes Thrush Green and Moonfleet for Radio 4. Plays for stage and radio include Conversation from the Engine Room, which won the 1985 BBC/Radio Times Award, The Messenger for Radio 3, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Resurrection, A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award), and A Soldiers' Debt (entered for the Prix Italia).
0601Mardle End Part 120130828 By Nick Warburton. Trevor Peacock is back as eccentric chef Warwick Hedges. In the sixth and final series of this comedy drama, set in the Cambridgeshire Fens, Warwick goes in search of a magical, golden paradise...somewhere on Mardle Fen.
Directed by Claire Grove
Two new dramas from master-storyteller Nick Warburton take this popular comedy drama series out on a high. Trevor Peacock is back as inspirational chef Warwick Hedges - Mr Toad meets King Lear - who runs an up market restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. His son Jack, played by Sam Dale, works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel, played by John Rowe, an earthy odd-job man "who crawled out of the slime with the eels" and Zofia, a Polish waitress, now a single parent with a baby called Dillie. The mixture of food, family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with Nick Warburton's characteristic deft comic touch.
Trevor Peacock is a brilliant character actor best known as the bumbling Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. At 82 he is still at the top of his game, appearing earlier this year alongside Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut film Quartet.
Nick Warburton has written over 30 plays for BBC Radios 3, 4, 5, 7 and BBC World Service. He was joint winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama award for Conversations From the Engine Room and winner of the Tinniswood Award for best radio play of 2005, Beast. He's a regular writer for BBC TV's medical series, Holby City and Doctors, and has also written for Eastenders and Born & Bred. His numerous stage plays include a recent double-bill at Alan Ayckbourn's Stephen Joseph Theatre. He is author of seven novels for children and young adults.
0602Mardle End Part 220130829 By Nick Warburton. Eccentric chef Warwick Hedges goes in search of a magical, golden paradise, somewhere on Mardle Fen. But up a tree at dusk, disguised as a badger, he is shot at. Could this be poachers or something more sinister?
Directed by Claire Grove.

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  • by Nick Warburton
  • Warwick Hedges - Trevor Peacock
  • Jack Hedges - Sam Dale
  • David - Chris Pavlo
  • Fay - Liza Sadovy
  • Marcia - Kate Buffery
  • Imogen - Liz Sutherland
  • Zofia - Helen Longworth
  • Samuel - John Rowe
  • Director Claire Grove

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  • 45 Minutes

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  • Genre: Drama

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