The Shuttleworths

More musings from John Shuttleworth as we eavesdrop on the singer/songwriters semi-detached world.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Episodes

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20070212 BT=2315 (BBC7)

A visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire for an adventure involving a broken teasmade. Comedy with John Shuttleworth. Episode 2 of 6.

20070213 BT=0415 (BBC7)

A visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire for an adventure involving a broken teasmade. Comedy with John Shuttleworth. Episode 2 of 6.

20080114 BT=2315 (BBC7)

John starts his own radio station, Mary proves to be a reluctant contributor and Ken abuses his position of trust. Episode 3 of 6.

20080115 BT=0415 (BBC7)

John starts his own radio station, Mary proves to be a reluctant contributor and Ken abuses his position of trust. Episode 3 of 6.

Christmas Edition20081223 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20081223 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20081224 (BBC7)

John Shuttleworth plans a nativity play in the lounge, but Mary wants the bathroom cleaned

Christmas Edition 200220071218 BT=2230 (BBC7)
20071219 BT=0330 (BBC7)

John plays a shepherd in his nativity play, but the production is fraught with problems as the towels are giving him whiplash.

Christmas Eve With The Shuttleworths20071224 BT=2245 (BBC7)
20071225 BT=0345 (BBC7)

John's plans for a festive family gathering go awry. Written by and starring Graham Fellows.

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First in a four-part comedy series starring and written by Graham Fellows and being broadcast over the next four nights. Parttitcom, part soap, the series eavesdrops on the comfortable semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth , an aspiring songwriter.

1: Cotton Buddies. From the comfort of his Sheffield semi, John plans a chart-topping hit.but there's a problem - the heads of his tape recorder need cleaning. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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2: Mini-Break in Gtggleswick. John continues to record his taped diary. Tonight, he and his wife Mary, and next-door neighbour Ken go on a visit to a guesthouse In North Yorkshire.

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3: How... John sets out to give some advice on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and the washing up.

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4: The Pillock of the Community.Jhere's unexpected solace for a depressed John.

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In the first of two programmes - part soap, part sitcom - written and performed by Graham Fellows , John has tofend for himself. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Concluding episode, written and performed by Graham Fellows.

John Goes to London. John and his agent go in search of that elusive record deal. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 1: Cotton Buddies. A chance to eavesdrop on the semi-detached world of aspiring songwriter John Shuttleworth. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 2: Mini-breakin Giggleswick. John continues to record his taped diary. Tonight we follow John, his wife Mary and neighbour Ken on a visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Comedy written and performed by Graham Fellows.

3: How.... John sets out with the help of his neighbour Ken, to give advice on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and washing up. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt

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Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 4: The Pillock of the Community

Tonight, a chocolate wrapper and a chaffinch provide unexpected solace for a depressed John.

Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt

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John Goes to London. Last of the comedy series written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt

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Returning for a new six-part run, the award-winning comedy show featuring the semi-detached world of aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth Wireless Wanderings

John is unhappy with the new series' late start, as he is normally asleep by

11.00pm. Cue an adventure as John and his agent roam the radio airwaves. Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with a special appearance by Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger

* See This Week: page 6

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Comedy featuring the world of aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth. 2: Wireless Wanderings

Written and performed by Graham Fellows with guest Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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A six-part comedy show.

4: John Dries Up. John's ambitions to be a successful singer/songwriter suffer a mild setback. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Clarinet played by Andy Mumby Producer Paul Schlesinger

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A six-part comedy show.

5: Shuttleworth Diplomacy. John decides he's not spending enough

"quality time" with his family. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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A six-part comedy show featuring the semi-detached world of aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth. 2: Wireless Wanderings. Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with a guest appearance by Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Another chance to hear an episode from the comedy series, written and performed by Graham Fellows. The Pillock of the Community A sweet wrapper and a chaffinch provide unexpected solace for a depressed John Shuttleworth. Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat

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The comedy show featuring aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth. 5: One Foot in the Gravy. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat

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Final part of the comedy show. John Goes to London. John goes in search of that elusive record deal. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat

11.00

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After 500 Bus Stops on BBC2, the award-winning comedy show about aspiring singer/songwriter

John Shuttleworth returns to radio. Chic Ken

John finds himself envying neighbour Ken's bachelor existence. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Six-part comedy series about aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. 2: Ping-Pong PangsProducer Paul Schlesinger

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Comedy series about aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth. Radio Shuttleworth. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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4: Caravan Capers. John and Mary's romantic break is threatened by Ken's fascination with a chrome ladder. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

* Buried Treasure: page 9

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Continuing the comedy series.

5: John Le Shuttle. John questions the value of progress. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Final part of the series.

Midsummer Madras. Mary spies a mouse in the kitchen. John

Shuttleworth investigates. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger

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Singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth holds a Christmas Party at his house in Sheffield.

Janet le Roe (Paula Kit) comes to the door with a card for John and the family and Mary serves her Christmas lunch. The wandering bard, Hovis Presley, sits down with John over some poetic thoughts for Christmas and a mince pie.

Jo Brand tries to make Mary merry and Bonnie Tyler drops by for a game of Buckeroo and agrees to sing a duet.

Script writer: Michael Redmond. Produced by Paul Schlesinger.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in December 1994.

Christmas party time in Sheffield for John Shuttleworth. With Jo Brand and Bonnie Tyler.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John Shuttleworth has to combine his Christmas Broadcast with a visit to the local hospital, as his friend Alan the Opera Singer is in for tests.

John’s wife Mary, along with Ken Worthington and Joan Chitty, accompany him to the hospital for the day trip. Once the rather expensive fee has been paid in the hospital car park, the ladies go off to the café and hospital shop while John and Ken visit the patient.

John has his trusty keyboard with him to play Alan a Christmas medley, but, when he arrives at the ward, Alan is nowhere to be found and his bed is worryingly empty. As Ken begins to panic about Alan’s state of health, John sings his new song Going Rapidly Downhill to take his mind off Alan’s disappearance.

When Joan turns up with some mistletoe, John decides it’s time to go looking for Alan – especially as his tummy is rumbling.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

John Shuttleworth pays a Christmas visit with his trusty organ to a friend in hospital.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family

John Shuttleworth has to combine his Christmas Broadcast with a visit to the local hospital, as his friend Alan the Opera Singer is in for tests.

John’s wife Mary, along with Ken Worthington and Joan Chitty, accompany him to the hospital for the day trip. Once the rather expensive fee has been paid in the hospital car park, the ladies go off to the café and hospital shop while John and Ken visit the patient.

John has his trusty keyboard with him to play Alan a Christmas medley, but, when he arrives at the ward, Alan is nowhere to be found and his bed is worryingly empty. As Ken begins to panic about Alan’s state of health, John sings his new song Going Rapidly Downhill to take his mind off Alan’s disappearance.

When Joan turns up with some mistletoe, John decides it’s time to go looking for Alan – especially as his tummy is rumbling.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

John Shuttleworth pays a Christmas visit with his trusty organ to a friend in hospital.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Your Very Good Elf2019122220191227 (BBC7)
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John Shuttleworth’s wife, Mary, has cancelled Christmas because their children, Karen and Darren, have decided to spend Christmas Day elsewhere. So, instead of preparing for the big day, John finds himself taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the chocolate brazils.

He is naturally upset at this turn of events, so when Joan Chitty phones for help because her Christmas tree is broken, John happily offers to take the Shuttleworth tree around to Joan’s as a replacement.

John is happy that he is able to decorate a tree after all and has taken his spirit level to ensure the tree is straight. Once the fairy lights are switched on John is happy to enjoy a mince pie with Joan and have a sing-song. However, Joan, wearing a rather skimpy fairy outfit, gets a little too over excited during the music and falls over - breaking the tree!

John beats a hasty retreat to the garden centre where he is enjoying some solitude in one of the garden chalets when Ken Worthing turns up wearing an elf outfit. Apparently, there is chaos in the grotto and Santa has run away.

This could be the perfect chance for John to finally enjoy Christmas by playing the role of Santa – as long as Ken can secure his petrol money as a fee.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

Why is John Shuttleworth taking down the Christmas tree today?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John Shuttleworth’s wife, Mary, has cancelled Christmas because their children, Karen and Darren, have decided to spend Christmas Day elsewhere. So, instead of preparing for the big day, John finds himself taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the chocolate brazils.

He is naturally upset at this turn of events, so when Joan Chitty phones for help because her Christmas tree is broken, John happily offers to take the Shuttleworth tree around to Joan’s as a replacement.

John is happy that he is able to decorate a tree after all and has taken his spirit level to ensure the tree is straight. Once the fairy lights are switched on John is happy to enjoy a mince pie with Joan and have a sing-song. However, Joan, wearing a rather skimpy fairy outfit, gets a little too over excited during the music and falls over - breaking the tree!

John beats a hasty retreat to the garden centre where he is enjoying some solitude in one of the garden chalets when Ken Worthing turns up wearing an elf outfit. Apparently, there is chaos in the grotto and Santa has run away.

This could be the perfect chance for John to finally enjoy Christmas by playing the role of Santa – as long as Ken can secure his petrol money as a fee.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

Why is John Shuttleworth taking down the Christmas tree today?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John Shuttleworth’s wife, Mary, has cancelled Christmas because their children, Karen and Darren, have decided to spend Christmas Day elsewhere. So, instead of preparing for the big day, John finds himself taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the chocolate brazils.

He is naturally upset at this turn of events, so when Joan Chitty phones for help because her Christmas tree is broken, John happily offers to take the Shuttleworth tree around to Joan’s as a replacement.

John is happy that he is able to decorate a tree after all and has taken his spirit level to ensure the tree is straight. Once the fairy lights are switched on John is happy to enjoy a mince pie with Joan and have a sing-song. However, Joan, wearing a rather skimpy fairy outfit, gets a little too over excited during the music and falls over - breaking the tree!

John beats a hasty retreat to the garden centre where he is enjoying some solitude in one of the garden chalets when Ken Worthing turns up wearing an elf outfit. Apparently, there is chaos in the grotto and Santa has run away.

This could be the perfect chance for John to finally enjoy Christmas by playing the role of Santa – as long as Ken can secure his petrol money as a fee.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

Why is John Shuttleworth taking down the Christmas tree today?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John Shuttleworth’s wife, Mary, has cancelled Christmas because their children, Karen and Darren, have decided to spend Christmas Day elsewhere. So, instead of preparing for the big day, John finds himself taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the chocolate brazils.

He is naturally upset at this turn of events, so when Joan Chitty phones for help because her Christmas tree is broken, John happily offers to take the Shuttleworth tree around to Joan’s as a replacement.

John is happy that he is able to decorate a tree after all and has taken his spirit level to ensure the tree is straight. Once the fairy lights are switched on John is happy to enjoy a mince pie with Joan and have a sing-song. However, Joan, wearing a rather skimpy fairy outfit, gets a little too over excited during the music and falls over - breaking the tree!

John beats a hasty retreat to the garden centre where he is enjoying some solitude in one of the garden chalets when Ken Worthing turns up wearing an elf outfit. Apparently, there is chaos in the grotto and Santa has run away.

This could be the perfect chance for John to finally enjoy Christmas by playing the role of Santa – as long as Ken can secure his petrol money as a fee.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows
Produced by Dawn Ellis
A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4

Why is John Shuttleworth taking down the Christmas tree today?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

0101Cotton Buddies1993101120021216 (BBC7)
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Comedy from the comfort of John Shuttleworth's Sheffield semi where he plans a chart-topping hit. Episode 1 of 6.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

Comedy from the comfort of John Shuttleworth's Sheffield semi where he plans a chart-topping hit.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth plans a chart-topping hit and attempts some DIY.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth and his family are in North Yorkshire.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth and his family are in North Yorkshire. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

A visit to a guesthouse in North Yorkshire for an adventure involving a broken teasmade.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth and his family are in North Yorkshire.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Practical hints on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and the washing up.

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Sheffield's John Shuttleworth offers tips on how to cope with divorce and washing-up.

Sheffield's John Shuttleworth offers tips on how to cope with divorce and washing-up. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

Practical hints on how to cope with divorce, bereavement and the washing up. Comedy with John Shuttleworth. Episode 3 of 6.

Sheffield's John Shuttleworth offers tips on how to cope with divorce and washing-up.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

0104Pillock Of The Community1993101420090831 (BBC7)
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It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits.

It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

0104The Pillock Of The Community1993101420021219 (BBC7)
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A Curly Wurly wrapper and a chaffinch provide unexpected solace for a depressed John. Comedy from John Shuttleworth. Episode 4 of 6.

A Curly Wurly wrapper and a chaffinch provide solace for a depressed John. Comedy from John Shuttleworth. Episode 4 of 6.

It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits.

It's a frustrating day for Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but solace awaits. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1993.

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0105One Foot In The Gravy1994032620021220 (BBC7)
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Mary has some sad news about Auntie Janet. Written by and starring Graham Fellows. Episode 5 of 6.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 1994.

John faces increased domestic duties, but Ken is on hand with a cheerful solution.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth must cope while wife Mary is visiting Auntie Janet.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

0106John Goes To London1994040220180423 (BBC7)
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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John heads for the Big City and fame and glory. But things don't go quite according to plan. With Graham Fellows.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan. Stars Graham Fellows. From April 1994.

With Graham Fellows.

John heads for the big smoke and a recording contract, or does he? Ken has other ideas.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's efforts to find Big City fame don't go to plan. Stars Graham Fellows. From April 1994.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth dreams of winning the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From June 1995.

John is unhappy, he wanted to be in bed by 11.00pm. But, in his world, he winds up on a galleon with a Radio 4 announcer. Episode 1 of 6.

0201Wireless Wanderings (part One)1995062820190605 (BBC7)
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Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his agent Ken roam the radio airwaves.

Featuring Alistair Cook’s Letter From America, Timothy Bentinck and Norman Painting from 'The Archers' and Sue Lawley from 'Desert Island Discs'

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. With Charlotte Green.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise. From June 1995.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1995.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise. From June 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio cruise. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From June 1995.

John is unhappy with the slot made available for the new series, a very anti-social hour as he expects to be asleep by 11.00pm.

But, in his world, he winds up on a galleon with a Radio 4 announcer.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Sheffield’s aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his agent Ken continue their expedition of the radio airwaves.

Featuring Sue Lawley, Melvyn Bragg, Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows. With Charlotte Green.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth searches for a new time slot. From July 1995.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1995.

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John and Ken end their search for a time slot. With 'appearances' by Sue Lawley, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Melvyn Bragg.

John and Ken end their search for a new time slot. With 'appearances' by Sue Lawley, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Melvyn Bragg.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth searches for a new time slot. From July 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth searches for a new time slot. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From July 1995.

With 'appearances' by Sue Lawley, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan, Melvyn Bragg.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's present causes consternation for his agent Ken.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John orders a garden bench for Ken, but the birthday boy is very attached to his wicker chairs. There's trouble in store! Episode 3 of 6.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth's present causes consternation for his agent Ken. Stars Graham Fellows. From July 1995.

John orders a garden bench for Ken, but the birthday boy has other ideas.

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With the washing-up to be done, Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth needs inspiration.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

With washing to be done, John's in desperate need of some inspiration. Episode 4 of 6.

With the washing-up to be done, Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth needs inspiration. Stars Graham Fellows. From July 1995.

John's ambitions to be a successful singer/songwriter suffer a mild setback when he runs out of inspiration, unlike Ken!

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person. Stars Graham Fellows. From August 1995.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John decides he's not spending enough 'quality time' with family and seeks to become a nicer, more approachable person. Episode 6 of 6.

John decides he's not spending enough 'quality time' with family and generally seeks to become a nicer, more approachable person.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person. Stars Graham Fellows. From August 1995.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth sets out to be a nicer, more approachable person. Stars Graham Fellows. From August 1995.

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Mary isn't in the mood for his loving attentions, so John finds himself envying neighbour Ken's bachelor existence. Episode 1 of 6.

John Shuttleworth starts envying his agent Ken's bachelor lifestyle. From October 1997.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth starts envying his agent Ken's bachelor lifestyle.

Stars Graham Fellows.

John's wife Mary has sprained her ankle at step class while trying to keep up with `Nutbush City Limits'.

She does not appreciate his loving attentions, and John finds himself envying neighbour Ken's bachelor existence.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth starts envying his agent Ken's bachelor lifestyle. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth starts envying his agent Ken's bachelor lifestyle.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth tackles a testing table tennis trauma. From 1997.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth tackles a testing table tennis trauma. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

John craves a game of table tennis and goes in pursuit of decent opposition.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth tackles a testing table tennis trauma.

Stars Graham Fellows.

John wants to play table tennis, but his wife Mary is too busy and daughter Karen is not interested.

Sole agent Ken Worthington is more receptive to John's offer, but a badly timed window closure threatens John's hopes of a sporty evening.

Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth tackles a testing table tennis trauma.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John Shuttleworth starts a new station for Sheffield, but can he count on Mary and Ken?

John Shuttleworth starts a new station for Sheffield, but can he count on Mary and Ken? Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

John Shuttleworth starts a new station for Sheffield, but can he count on Mary and Ken? Stars Graham Fellows.

John finds running his own radio station has its problems when Mary proves to be a reluctant celebrity and Ken uses the commercial breaks to advertise his toaster.

John Shuttleworth starts a new station for Sheffield, but can he count on Mary and Ken?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Guess who ends up playing gooseberry when John and Mary go for a romantic weekend?

On a Derbyshire romantic break, John and Mary Shuttleworth welcome a surprise guest.

On a Derbyshire romantic break, John and Mary Shuttleworth welcome a surprise guest. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

A romantic break for John and Mary is threatened by Ken's fascination with the sturdy chrome ladder on Doreen Melody's camper van.

While on a romantic break in Derbyshire, John and Mary discover a surprise guest. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 1997.

While on a romantic break in Derbyshire, John and Mary discover a surprise guest.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Ken decides to move with the times, but can John keep up? Episode 5 of 6.

When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up?

When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up? Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

Ken's decision to move with the times and give his agency a technological facelift makes John question the value of progress - can he keep up? What is wrong with dining at the garden centre, and what is a compass really for?

When his agent Ken adopts a high-tech lifestyle, can John Shuttleworth keep up?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Mary thinks she has seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Mary spies a mouse in the kitchen. Or is it a leaf? John investigates with the help of neighbour Ken and his clarinet. Episode 6 of 6.

Mary thinks she's seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation.

Mary thinks she's seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation. Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

Or is it a leaf blown in on a summer's breeze? John investigates with the help of neighbour Ken Worthington and his clarinet.

Mary thinks she has seen a mouse, so John Shuttleworth starts a musical investigation. Stars Graham Fellows. From November 1997.

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It's Boxing Day, and John Shuttleworth's plans have been thrown into turmoil - he was to accompany next-door neighbour Ken on the organ as he performed a tap dance at a hospice later in the day, but Ken has suffered a leg injury.

John thinks he's found the ideal alternative - the story of Robin Hood, with himself as Little John.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows

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Special Christmas edition of the comedy show featuring aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth.

Plans for a nativity play are in something less than an advanced stage.

John plays a shepherd in his nativity play, but the production is fraught with problems as the towels are giving him whiplash.

John Shuttleworth plans a nativity play in the lounge, but Mary wants the bathroom cleaned

Sheffield's John Shuttleworth plans a Nativity play in the lounge, but wife Mary wants the bathroom cleaned.

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When Mary sends John Shuttleworth up to the attic, it's the start of a digital quest.

4 Extra Debut. When Mary sends John Shuttleworth up to the attic, it's the start of a digital quest. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

John Shuttleworth hears a strange noise in the loft, and is prepared to wait as long as it takes to track down its source.

When Mary sends John Shuttleworth up to the attic, it's the start of a digital quest. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

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John Shuttleworth invites his sole agent Ken round to hear his new stereo system.

John Shuttleworth invites his sole agent Ken round to hear his new stereo system. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

John invites his neighbour to listen to a medley of his best songs.

Something strange, however, is about to take place.

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Just as John Shuttleworth's son Darren moves out, his sole agent Ken comes knocking. Stars Graham Fellows. From February 2003.

John's son Darren is leaving home, which will affect the family budget.

However, help may be at hand from an unexpected source.

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John Shuttleworth's worries over hidden dangers aren't shared by agent Ken or wife Mary. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

After attending a course on personal security, John becomes very aware of the perils threatening the neighbourhood.

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When Joan Chitty calls around unexpectedly, John's silver wedding plans are thwarted.

When Joan Chitty calls around unexpectedly, John's silver wedding plans are thwarted. Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

When Joan Chitty calls unexpectedly, John's Silver Wedding plans are thwarted.

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John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future prepared?

John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future-prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.

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John's wife Mary starts bidding for a fancy toaster on the internet, complete with crumb tray, but John becomes obsessed that she'll be outbid.

The Shuttleworths is written and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

John Shuttleworth, Sheffield's favourite singer-songwriter, returns to the airwaves with electronic keyboard, wife Mary and next door neighbour and sole agent Ken Worthington in tow. Back in his traditional late night slot it's time to reunite the Radio 4 listener with John's musings on everyday life and catch up with the comings and goings of the people that inhabit his world. And of course there'll be a brand new song in each episode.

This series John's adventures include:

Having to write a song for Lady Ga Ga, but only if he can get all his DIY duties done to Mary's satisfaction first;

Locating a fancy new toaster, complete with crumb tray, on an internet auction site and worrying that someone will outbid him;

Taking his first trip to an Indian restaurant for a curry after sampling Ken's naan bread;

Trying to help Ken Worthington get his washing off the line before the rain starts;

Taking Ken up on the offer of an unpaid gig - but only because he has the promise of his own designated parking space;

Celebrating a milestone birthday with a picnic - if only Mary could decide which type of sandwiches to pack.

Alongside Ken and Mary, Mary's friend Joan Chitty will be making an appearance and possibly even John's nemesis, Peter Cornelius.

Whoever turns up we'll be guaranteed touching, funny storylines, and of course a joyous new song in each episode.

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Tale of a Toaster

Sheffield's favourite singer-songwriter returns with a brand new series.

John locates a fancy new toaster on the internet, but will he be outbid?

John locates a fancy new toaster on the internet, but will he be outbid?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John locates a fancy new toaster on the internet, but will he be outbid?

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle. Will he be able to complete the song in time to meet Ken's deadline?

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

Ken asks John to write a pop song for a star, but his DIY duties get in the way.

Ken Worthington needs Jon to write a catchy pop song at short notice, but John's DIY duties prove a serious obstacle.

Ken asks John to write a pop song for a star, but his DIY duties get in the way.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Ken asks John to write a pop song for a star, but his DIY duties get in the way.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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When agent Ken Worthington offers John and unpaid gig in a remote village hall, John refuses. But the promise of his own designated parking space causes a serious rethink.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

John is offered a gig in a remote village hall, complete with his own parking space.

When agent Ken Worthington offers John and unpaid gig in a remote village hall, John refuses.

John spurns an unpaid gig in a remote village hall, but a parking space causes a rethink.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John spurns an unpaid gig in a remote village hall, but a parking space causes a rethink.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Having recently enjoyed some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John decides to go for his first curry, but he's reserving the right to order an omelette if the food is too hot and is wearing a leisure shirt for easy washing as curry sauce can stain.

After enjoying some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John goes for his first ever curry.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

After enjoying some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John goes for his first ever curry.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

Having recently enjoyed some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John decides to go for his first curry, but he's reserving the right to order an omelette if the food is too hot and is wearing a leisure shirt for easy washing as curry sauce can stain.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

After enjoying some of Ken's takeaway pompadom (sic), John goes for his first ever curry.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John suggests to his neighbour Ken Worthington that he take his wet washing off the line because rain is forecast, but when Ken decides not to heed this warning John, with advice from wife Mary, takes matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences.

The Shuttleworths is written and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

John decides to help Ken with his washing, with disastrous results.

Rain is forecast, but John's efforts to help Ken with his washing spark disaster.

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John has planned a picnic to celebrate Ken's birthday, but Ken has other ideas.

John is keen to road-test his new cagoule on a birthday picnic, but Ken has other plans.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John is keen to road-test his new cagoule on a birthday picnic, but Ken has other plans.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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Rain is forecast, but John's efforts to help Ken with his washing spark disaster.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

John suggests to his neighbour Ken Worthington that he take his wet washing off the line because rain is forecast, but when Ken decides not to heed this warning John, with advice from wife Mary, takes matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences.

The Shuttleworths is written and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

Rain is forecast, but John's efforts to help Ken with his washing spark disaster.

Comic series following the lives of John Shuttleworth and his family.

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John is keen to road-test his new cagoule on a birthday picnic, but Ken has other plans.

John has planned a picnic to celebrate Ken's birthday, and also provide an opportunity for him to road-test his new cagoule. But the plan is thwarted by Ken who has other ideas.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

John is created and performed by Graham Fellows, and the series is produced by Dawn Ellis.

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John suggests to his neighbour Ken Worthington that he take his wet washing off the line because rain is forecast, but when Ken decides not to heed this warning John, with advice from wife Mary, takes matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences.