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  • R4) Two-pipe Problems [Afternoon Play/Drama]

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    01A Streetcar Named Revenge2008081120100121Plays by Michael Chaplin, set in The Old Beeches, a retirement home for elderly thespians. Inmates William and Sandy still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s television series.
    William and Sandy are haunted by the return of two characters from the past. Sandy becomes amorously involved through the medium of a shared passion for crosswords.
    Sandy Boyle....Stanley Baxter
    William Parnes....Richard Briers
    Hatty Doran....Edna Dore
    Angel Hosmer....Linda Broughton
    Mary Winter....Jillie Meers
    Edgar....David Shaw-Parker
    Karen....Tracy Wiles
    Ronnie Adair....Nickolas Grace
    Marie Devine....Susan Wooldridge
    Hugo Oberstein....Rad Lazar
    Directed by Marilyn Imrie
    A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.
    02 LASTThe Trusty Valet And The Crusty Butler2008081220100128By Michael Chaplin, set in The Old Beeches, a retirement home for elderly thespians. Inmates William and Sandy still nurse a certain affectionate animosity towards one another since they starred as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s television series.
    William and Sandy venture outside the Old Beeches to a movie set, accompanied by the intrepid care assistant Karen, as they take on the world of celluloid.
    Sandy Boyle....Stanley Baxter
    William Parnes....Richard Briers
    Inspector Bradstreet....David Shaw-Parker
    Karen....Tracy Wiles
    Laura Lyons....Ellie Beaven
    Thaddeus Sholto....Lloyd Hutchinson
    John Barrymore....Geoffrey Whitehead
    Directed by Marilyn Imrie
    A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

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