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0120130915 The Now Show's Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt with Julian Rhind-tutt from Green Wing star in a sparkling new dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome's comic classic.
In Edwardian London, three carefree young men and their dog, Montmorency, plan a rowing holiday down the Thames to Oxford. But nothing goes smoothly.
Episode 1:
Even their packing proves a trial for the trouble-prone J, Harris and George. On the eve of the trip they manage to oversleep, they struggle to find the right train from Waterloo to Kingston and get hopelessly lost in the maze at Hampton Court. They navigate their first lock successfully and end up at yet another hostelry 'for just one drink', but the evening ends on a dangerous note - Harris decides he will sing a comic song. Oh dear.
Three Men In A Boat has never been out of print since its first publication in 1889. In stark contrast to the adventure writers of the time - Kipling, Haggard and Stevenson - Jerome K Jerome gave us a story about three ordinary fellows having a jolly time down the river.
Pub singers............. from Rose Bruford College
Music....................... provided by Gary Yershon, with Eddie Hession on accordion
Dramatised by Chris Harrald
Original and adapted music by Gary Yershon
Sound design: Eloise Whitmore
Producer: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.
012013091520130921Even their packing proves a trial for the trouble-prone J, Harris and George.
02 LAST20130922 The Now Show's Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt with Julian Rhind-tutt from Green Wing star in a sparkling new dramatisation of Jerome K.Jerome's comic classic.
In Edwardian London, three carefree young men and their dog, Montmorency, plan a rowing holiday down the Thames to Oxford. But nothing goes smoothly.
Episode 2:
Harris, unable to recollect words or tune, attempts a comic song - to the dismay of J, George and other revellers. J buys a round for the whole pub to compensate. After a meal of cold beef but no mustard, they cheer up at the prospect of pineapple - but they've forgotten the tin opener. And nothing - not the penknife, the scissors, the hitcher, a sharp stone or the mast - can break into that tin. Their last night on the river involves another sing-song at another pub of course, but not before Harris and Montmorency survive a serious encounter with swans.
Three Men In A Boat has never been out of print since its first publication in 1889. In stark contrast to the adventure writers of the time - Kipling, Haggard and Stevenson - Jerome K Jerome gave us a story about three ordinary fellows having a jolly time down the river.
Pub singers ............from Rose Bruford College
Music...................... provided by Gary Yershon, with Eddie Hession accordion
Dramatised by Chris Harrald
Original and adapted music by Gary Yershon
Sound design: Eloise Whitmore
Producer: Melanie Harris
Executive Producer: Polly Thomas
A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4.
02 LAST2013092220130928Harris, unable to recollect words or tune, attempts a comic song - to the dismay of all.
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20120220 (R4+)
George, Harris and J holiday on the River Thames - with Montmorency the dog.
George, Harris and J holiday on the River Thames from Kingston to Oxford - with Montmorency the dog. Stars Jeremy Nicholas.
02 20120226 (R4+)
20120227 (R4+)
A tin of pineapple takes on a starring role as the story of the Thames holiday continues.
A tin of pineapple takes on a starring role, as the story of a holiday on the Thames continues. Performed by Jeremy Nicholas.
03 LAST 20120304 (R4+)
20120305 (R4+)
As the friends conclude their Thames adventure, they encounter a tragedy and nasty weather
As the friends conclude their Thames adventure, they encounter a tragedy and some nasty weather.
Performed by Jeremy Nicholas.

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  • 58 Minutes

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  • Genre: Classic & Period, Drama
  • Musical

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