The Sit Crom

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre.

Episodes

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Chris Emmett (Actor)

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-moore (Producer)

Peter Howell (Actor)

Alan Parnaby (Actor)

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Draught Of Malmesy 4/619901027

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2621

Recorded on 1990-05-11

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: NIGHT EXERCISES 5/6

Previous in series: THICK FOG IN ALL AREAS 3/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Alun ARMSTRONG & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 4 (of 6): "A Draught of Malmesy". In which the household is in need of a steward, the Captain undertakes a search and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

27 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Draught Of Malmesy 4/619901101

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2621

First broadcast on 1990-10-27

Recorded on 1990-05-11

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: NIGHT EXERCISES 5/6

Previous in series: THICK FOG IN ALL AREAS 3/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Alun ARMSTRONG & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 4 (of 6): "A Draught of Malmesy". In which the household is in need of a steward, the Captain undertakes a search and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

27 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Night Exercises 5/619901103

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2622

Recorded on 1990-05-12

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THE WASPS' NEST 6/6

Previous in series: A DRAUGHT OF MALMESY 4/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Nicky HENSON & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 5 (of 6): "Night Exercises". In which the GNIK arrives - and the siblings are reunited. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

03 Nov 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Night Exercises 5/619901108

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2622

First broadcast on 1990-11-03

Recorded on 1990-05-12

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THE WASPS' NEST 6/6

Previous in series: A DRAUGHT OF MALMESY 4/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Nicky HENSON & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 5 (of 6): "Night Exercises". In which the GNIK arrives - and the siblings are reunited. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

03 Nov 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The General Inspection 2/619901013

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2619

Recorded on 1990-05-06

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THICK FOG IN ALL AREAS 3/6

Previous in series: THE SECRET KNOCKE 1/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Jack KLAFF, Alun ARMSTRONG & Bert PARNABY.

Episode 2 (of 6): "The General Inspection". In which Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates, as well he might since Father Francis has donned a nightshirt and taken to the roof singing Ave Maria. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

13 Oct 1990 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

18 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Peter Howell (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Alan Parnaby (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The General Inspection 2/619901018

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2619

First broadcast on 1990-10-13

Recorded on 1990-05-06

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THICK FOG IN ALL AREAS 3/6

Previous in series: THE SECRET KNOCKE 1/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Jack KLAFF, Alun ARMSTRONG & Bert PARNABY.

Episode 2 (of 6): "The General Inspection". In which Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates, as well he might since Father Francis has donned a nightshirt and taken to the roof singing Ave Maria. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

13 Oct 1990 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

18 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Peter Howell (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Alan Parnaby (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Secret Knocke 1/619901006

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2618

Recorded on 1990-05-05

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THE GENERAL INSPECTION 2/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF & Alun ARMSTRONG.

Episode 1 (of 6): "The Secret Knocke". In which Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

06 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Secret Knocke 1/619901011

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2618

First broadcast on 1990-10-06

Recorded on 1990-05-05

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: THE GENERAL INSPECTION 2/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF & Alun ARMSTRONG.

Episode 1 (of 6): "The Secret Knocke". In which Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

06 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Wasps' Nest 6/619901110

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2623

Recorded on 1990-05-13

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Previous in series: NIGHT EXERCISES 5/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Nicky HENSON & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 6 (of 6): "The Wasps Nest". In which the search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

10 Nov 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Wasps' Nest 6/619901115

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2623

First broadcast on 1990-11-10

Recorded on 1990-05-13

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Previous in series: NIGHT EXERCISES 5/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF, Nicky HENSON & Peter HAYWARD.

Episode 6 (of 6): "The Wasps Nest". In which the search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

10 Nov 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Thick Fog In All Areas 3/619901020

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2620

Recorded on 1990-05-07

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: A DRAUGHT OF MALMESY 4/6

Previous in series: THE GENERAL INSPECTION 2/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF & Alun ARMSTRONG.

Episode 3 (of 6): "Thick Fog In All Areas". In which Tobias Thynne becomes a sheep and all is confusion upon the Heath. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

20 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Thick Fog In All Areas 3/619901025

BBC Programme Number: 88LD2620

First broadcast on 1990-10-20

Recorded on 1990-05-07

Producer: J. JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: A DRAUGHT OF MALMESY 4/6

Previous in series: THE GENERAL INSPECTION 2/6

See more THE SIT CROM programmes (6)

Description

An everyday storie of Bloodie Civille Warre by Sue LIMB, with Joss ACKLAND, Denise COFFEY, Clive MERRISON, Miriam MARGOYLES, Nickolas GRACE, Chris EMMETT, Jack KLAFF & Alun ARMSTRONG.

Episode 3 (of 6): "Thick Fog In All Areas". In which Tobias Thynne becomes a sheep and all is confusion upon the Heath. Produced by Jonathan JAMES-MOORE, with music by Colin SELL.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

english civil war (1642)

Broadcast history

20 Oct 1990 23:30-00:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Emmett (Actor)

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Joss Ackland (Actor)

Clive Merrison (Actor)

Jack Klaff (Actor)

Denise Coffey (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Nickolas Grace (Actor)

Alun Armstrong (Actor)

Peter Jefferson (Actor)

Peter Hayward (Actor)

Miriam Margoyles (Actor)

Sue Limb (Author)

Colin Sell (Composer)

John Miller (mus)

Alan Grahame (mus)

Deidre Dods (mus)

Jonathan James-Moore (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

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Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War in the days of Oliver Cromwell.

Sir John Firebasket.... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket.... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne.... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa.... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis.... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned.... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg.... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs.... Alun Armstrong
Posthumous.... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor.... Peter Hayward
Lettice.... Jane Whittenshaw

Music by Colin Sell.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Spies and sinful vegetables at Firebasket Hall. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

Civil War comedy by Sue Limb, featuring spies and sinful vegetables. From May 1990.

Civil War comedy by Sue Limb, featuring spies and sinful vegetables. With Joss Ackland and Miriam Margolyes. From May 1990.

Spies and sinful vegetables at Firebasket Hall. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland and Miriam Margolyes. From October 1990.

In which Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders.

Recorded on 1990-05-05.

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Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Alun Armstrong as Captain Arise Higgs, Nicky Henson as Posthumous, Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor and Jane Whittenshaw as Lettice.

Producer: Jonathan James-moore

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

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Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates as well he might since Father Francis has donned a night shirt and taken to the roof leads singing Ave Maria.

Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket.... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket.... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne.... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa.... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis.... Nickolas Grace
Gazebo Fogg.... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs.... Alun Armstrong
Posthumous.... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor.... Peter Hayward
Cromwell.... Bert Parnaby
Colonel Thundery.... Peter Howell

Music by Colin Sell.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Cromwell visits Firebasket Hall and witnesses an apparition.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

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Cromwell visits Firebasket Hall and witnesses an apparition.

Cromwell witnesses an apparition at Firebasket Hall. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland and Denise Coffey. From October 1990.

Civil War comedy with Denise Coffey.

In which Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates, as well he might since Father Francis has donned a nightshirt and taken to the roof singing Ave Maria.

Recorded on 1990-05-06.

Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates as well he might since Father Francis has donned a night shirt and taken to the roof leads singing Ave Maria.

Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket.... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket.... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne.... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa.... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis.... Nickolas Grace
Gazebo Fogg.... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs.... Alun Armstrong
Posthumous.... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor.... Peter Hayward
Cromwell.... Bert Parnaby
Colonel Thundery.... Peter Howell

Music by Colin Sell.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

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Cromwell visits Firebasket Hall and witnesses an apparition.

Cromwell visits Firebasket Hall and witnesses an apparition. Civil War comedy with Denise Coffey. From October 1990.

Cromwell arrives, weeps and investigates as well he might since Father Francis has donned a night shirt and taken to the roof leads singing Ave Maria.

Mercy's disguise is revealed, Father Francis is perplexed in his hole, Tobias denigrates the vegetables, Arise Higgs and his platoon are billeted on Firebasket Hall and Gazebo has lethal orders.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Alun Armstrong as Captain Arise Higgs, Nicky Henson as Posthumous, Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor, Bert Parnaby as Cromwell and Peter Howell as Colonel Thundery.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

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Tobias Thynne finds an unusual way to avoid the Devil's vegetables and all is confusion upon the heath.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket.... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket.... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne.... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa.... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis.... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned.... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg.... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs.... Alun Armstrong
Posthumous.... Nicky Henson
Counter Tenor.... Peter Hayward
Lettice.... Jane Whittenshaw

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Thynne finds a way to avoid the Devil's vegetables.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

Tobias Thynne finds an unusual way to avoid the Devil's vegetables and all is confusion upon the Heath.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Alun Armstrong as Captain Arise Higgs, Nicky Henson as Posthumous, Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor and Jane Whittenshaw as Lettice.

Producer: Jonathan James-moore

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

Thynne finds a way to avoid the Devil's vegetables. Civil War comedy from October 1990.

Thynne finds a way to avoid the Devil's vegetables. Civil War comedy with Chris Emmett and Jack Klaff. From October 1990.

In which Tobias Thynne becomes a sheep and all is confusion upon the Heath.

Recorded on 1990-05-07.

Thynne finds a way to avoid the devil's vegetables.

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The household is in need of a steward, The captain undertakes a search and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Sir John Firebasket.... Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket.... Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne.... Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa.... Miriam Margoyles
Father Francis.... Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned.... Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg.... Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs.... Alun Armstrong
Counter Tenor.... Peter Hayward

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1990.

The household needs a new steward and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Alun Armstrong as Captain Arise Higgs and Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

The household needs a new Steward and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink. From 1990.

The household needs a new Steward and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland. From October 1990.

In which the household is in need of a steward, the Captain undertakes a search and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink.

Recorded on 1990-05-11.

The household needs a new steward, and Lady Anne is desperate for a drink.

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With the sovereign set for a visit, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned/King Charles, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Nicky Henson as Posthumous and Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

As the sovereign visits, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

As the sovereign visits, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber. From November 1990.

As the sovereign visits, confusion reigns in Lady Anne's bedchamber. Civil War comedy with Denise Coffey. From November 1990.

Civil War comedy with Denise Coffey.

In which the GNIK arrives - and the siblings are reunited.

Recorded on 1990-05-12.

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The search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire.

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.

Stars Joss Ackland as Sir John Firebasket, Denise Coffey as Lady Anne Firebasket, Clive Merrison as Tobias Thynne, Miriam Margoyles as Mercy, alias Melissa Ffortescue-Bottomley, Nickolas Grace as Father Francis, Chris Emmett as Slow Ned/King Charles, Jack Klaff as Gazebo Fogg, Nicky Henson as Posthumous, Peter Hayward as Counter Tenor and Alun Armstrong as Captain Arise Higgs.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Historical sitcom by Sue Limb, set in the times of Oliver Cromwell

The search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland. From November 1990.

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The search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire. From November 1990.

The search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire. Civil War comedy with Joss Ackland. From November 1990.

In which the search for enemies leads to love triumphing over fire.

Recorded on 1990-05-13.