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jonathan coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

1991: After a chance meeting on a train, novelist, Michael Pearce is commissioned to write the family history of the powerful, wealthy and ruthless Winshaw family.

But whenever he feels stressed, Pearce turns again and again to view a clip of his favourite film, What A Carve Up!

ROBERT BATHURST stars in Jonathan Coe's wickedly funny, black comedy, inspired by the immorality, greed, corruption and ambition of 1980s Britain - adapted by DAVID NOBBS (The Fall and Rise of REGINALD PERRIN).

Coe's cult 1994 fictional novel was inspired after he watched the old British comedy horror film, What A Carve Up! (1961) starring SID JAMES, KENNETH CONNOR and Shirley Eaton. Coe opted to borrow both the film's title and the theme of a family -- as a way of exposing foul play in the British Establishment - and the excesses and evils of all aspects of Thatcherite Britain during the 80s and early 90s.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Hortensia/Tabitha....Flaminia Cinque

Mortimer....CHARLIE HIGSON

Alice....Lucy Punch

Pyles....JEFF RAWLE

Michael's Mum....Geraldine McNulty

Lawrence/Waiter....GUS BROWN

Producer: LUCY ARMITAGE

Made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2005.

Novelist Michael Pearce gets a lucrative offer. Starring ROBERT BATHURST.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by DAVID NOBBS

1/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Produced by LUCY ARMITAGE.

'jonathan coe's cult novel, adapted by david nobbs, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.'

jonathan coe's cult novel, adapted by david nobbs, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.1/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by David Nobbs, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Hortensia/Tabitha ...... Flaminia Cinque

Mortimer ...... Charlie Higson

Alice ...... Lucy Punch

Pyles ...... Jeff Rawle

Michael's Mum ...... Geraldine McNulty

Lawrence/Waiter ...... Gus Brown

0120161029Novelist Michael Pearce gets a lucrative offer. Starring Robert Bathurst.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

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20161030 (BBC7)
Michael Pearce's attempt to research the powerful Winshaw family proves challenging.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

2/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by David Nobbs, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Michael....Robert Bathurst

Fiona....Fiona Allen

Hilary....Rebecca Front

Henry/Peter Eaves....Jeff Rawle

Findlay/McGanny....Charlie Higson

Hortensia/Receptionist/Nanny....Flaminia Cinque

Alan Beamish/Taxi Driver....Gus Brown

Simon Pride Wetherby....Alan Davies

Michael's Mum....Geraldine McNulty

1991: Biographer Michael Pearce's attempt to research the powerful Winshaw family proves challenging.

But whenever he feels stressed, Pearce turns again and again to view a clip of his favourite film, What A Carve Up!

ROBERT BATHURST stars in Jonathan Coe's wickedly funny, black comedy, inspired by the immorality, greed, corruption and ambition of 1980s Britain - adapted by DAVID NOBBS (The Fall and Rise of REGINALD PERRIN).

Coe's cult 1994 fictional novel was inspired after he watched the old British comedy horror film, What A Carve Up! (1961) starring SID JAMES, KENNETH CONNOR and Shirley Eaton. Coe opted to borrow both the film's title and the theme of a family -- as a way of exposing foul play in the British Establishment - and the excesses and evils of all aspects of Thatcherite Britain during the 80s and early 90s.

Producer: LUCY ARMITAGE

Made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2005.

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Hilary ...... Rebecca Front

Henry/Peter Eaves ...... Jeff Rawle

Findlay/McGanny ...... Charlie Higson

Hortensia/Receptionist/Nanny ...... Flaminia Cinque

Alan Beamish/Taxi Driver ...... Gus Brown

Simon Pride Wetherby ...... Alan Davies

Michael's Mum ...... Geraldine McNulty

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20161031 (BBC7)
Michael Pearce meets the family's politician, Henry. Stars Robert Bathurst.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

1991: Battling to write about the mighty Winshaws, Michael Pearce meets the family's politician, Henry - and enlists the help of a private detective.

But whenever he feels stressed, Pearce turns again and again to view a clip of his favourite film, What A Carve Up!

ROBERT BATHURST stars in Jonathan Coe's wickedly funny, black comedy, inspired by the immorality, greed, corruption and ambition of 1980s Britain - adapted by DAVID NOBBS (The Fall and Rise of REGINALD PERRIN).

Coe's cult 1994 fictional novel was inspired after he watched the old British comedy horror film, What A Carve Up! (1961) starring SID JAMES, KENNETH CONNOR and Shirley Eaton. Coe opted to borrow both the film's title and the theme of a family -- as a way of exposing foul play in the British Establishment - and the excesses and evils of all aspects of Thatcherite Britain during the 80s and early 90s.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Findlay....CHARLIE HIGSON

Henry....JEFF RAWLE

Hortensia....Flaminia Cinque

Alan Beamish....GUS BROWN

Michael's Mum....Geraldine McNulty

Producer: LUCY ARMITAGE

Made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2005.

Michael enlists the services of a private detective.

a tiger aspect production for bbc radio 4.

ROBERT BATHURST stars as the winshaw family's biographer, michael pearce, who this week enlists the services of a private detective

3/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Robert Bathurst stars as the Winshaw family's biographer, Michael Pearce, who this week enlists the services of a private detective.

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Findlay ...... Charlie Higson

Henry ...... Jeff Rawle

Hortensia ...... Flaminia Cinque

Alan Beamish ...... Gus Brown

Michael's Mum ...... Geraldine McNulty

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20161101 (BBC7)
Michael Pearce encounters Mortimer Winshaw's son, art guru Roddy.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Michael Pearce is writing the biography of the notorious Winshaw family. He encounters Mortimer Winshaw's son, art guru Roddy.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Roddy/Farringdon....GUS BROWN

Findlay....CHARLIE HIGSON

Hilary....REBECCA FRONT

Pyles/Phoebe's Dad....JEFF RAWLE

Conrad/Mortimer....CHARLIE HIGSON

Phoebe....Lucy Punch

Tabitha....Flaminia Cinque

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

michael pearce is writing the biography of the all-powerful, notorious winshaw family.

this week, he encounters mortimer winshaw's son; roddy - the art guru

3/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Michael Pearce is writing the biography of the all-powerful, notorious Winshaw family. This week, he encounters Mortimer Winshaw's son; Roddy - the art guru.

Roddy/ Farringdon....GUS BROWN

Michael Pearce is writing the biography of the all-powerful, notorious Winshaw family. This week, he encounters Mortimer Winshaw's son; Roddy - the art guru.

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Roddy/ Farringdon ...... Gus Brown

Findlay ...... Charlie Higson

Hilary ...... Rebecca Front

Pyles/Phoebe's Dad ...... Jeff Rawle

Conrad/Mortimer ...... Charlie Higson

Phoebe ...... Lucy Punch

Tabitha ...... Flaminia Cinque

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20161102 (BBC7)
More dark revelations as Michael Pearce probes ruthless farmer, Dorothy Winshaw.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Farmer Dorothy squeezes every last pound from her livestock.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Dorothy....Geraldine McNulty

Findlay/Mortimer....CHARLIE HIGSON

George Brunwin/Electrician....GUS BROWN

Henry/Farmer....JEFF RAWLE

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

say hello to dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last pound from her livestock

5/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Say hello to Dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last pound from her livestock.

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Dorothy ...... Geraldine McNulty

Findlay/Mortimer ...... Charlie Higson

George Brunwin/Electrician ...... Gus Brown

Henry/Farmer ...... Jeff Rawle

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20161103 (BBC7)
Michael Pearce turns his attention to Thomas Winshaw, financier and lifelong voyeur.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Biographer Michael Pearce turns his attention to Thomas Winshaw, financier and lifelong voyeur.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Findlay....CHARLIE HIGSON

Thomas Winshaw....GEOFFREY PALMER

James Gilroy....GUS BROWN

Hortensia....Flaminia Cinque

Michael's Mum....Geraldine McNulty

Alice....Lucy Punch

Henry/Hanrahan....JEFF RAWLE

SID JAMES....ARTHUR SMITH

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

6/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS - a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Thomas WinshawWhen The Dog Dies

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Findlay ...... Charlie Higson

Thomas Winshaw ...... Geoffrey Palmer

James Gilroy ...... Gus Brown

Hortensia ...... Flaminia Cinque

Michael's Mum ...... Geraldine McNulty

Alice ...... Lucy Punch

Henry/Hanrahan ...... Jeff Rawle

Sid James ...... Arthur Smith

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20090415 (BBC7)
20161104 (BBC7)
The spotlight falls on arms dealer Mark Winshaw.

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by David Nobbs

Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS, is a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Mark Winshaw....ALAN DAVIES

Pemberton-Oates....GUS BROWN

Joan/Fiona's Nurse....Flaminia Cinque

Hilary Winshaw....REBECCA FRONT

Michael's Mum/Doctor Gillam....Geraldine McNulty

Thomas Winshaw....GEOFFREY PALMER

Henry Winshaw/German Industrialist....JEFF RAWLE

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

7/8. Jonathan Coe's cult novel, adapted by DAVID NOBBS - a black comedy inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.

The spotlight is turned on Mark Winshaw, the arms dealer.

Thomas Winshaw/Elderly Swimmer....GEOFFREY PALMER

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Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Fiona ...... Fiona Allen

Mark Winshaw ...... Alan Davies

Pemberton-Oates ...... Gus Brown

Joan/Fiona's Nurse ...... Flaminia Cinque

Hilary Winshaw ...... Rebecca Front

Michael's Mum/Doctor Gillam ...... Geraldine McNulty

Thomas Winshaw/Elderly Swimmer ...... Geoffrey Palmer

Henry Winshaw/German Industrialist ...... Jeff Rawle

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20161104 (BBC7)
The final episode and a spectacular climax for this satirical tale of foul play in the british establishment

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Set in 1991. The final episode and a spectacular climax for this satirical tale of foul play in the British Establishment.

Michael....ROBERT BATHURST

Roddy Winshaw....GUS BROWN

Hortensia/Tabitha....Flaminia Cinque

Mark Winshaw....ALAN DAVIES

Hilary Winshaw....REBECCA FRONT

Mortimer Winshaw....CHARLIE HIGSON

Michael's mum/Dorothy....Geraldine McNulty

Thomas Winshaw....GEOFFREY PALMER

Phoebe....Lucy Punch

Henry Winshaw/Pyles....JEFF RAWLE

Adapted by DAVID NOBBS from the original novel 'What A Carve Up!' by JONATHAN COE.

Shocking family truths about the Winshaws pile-up, but what's in-store for their biographer, Michael?

But whenever he feels stressed, Pearce turns again and again to view a clip of his favourite film, What A Carve Up!

ROBERT BATHURST stars in JONATHAN COE's wickedly funny, black comedy, inspired by the immorality, greed, corruption and ambition of 1980s Britain - adapted by DAVID NOBBS (The Fall and Rise of REGINALD PERRIN).

Coe's cult 1994 fictional novel was inspired after he watched the old British comedy horror film, What A Carve Up! (1961) starring SID JAMES, KENNETH CONNOR and Shirley Eaton. Coe opted to borrow both the film's title and the theme of a family -- as a way of exposing foul play in the British Establishment - and the excesses and evils of all aspects of Thatcherite Britain during the 80s and early 90s.

Fiona....FIONA ALLEN

Producer: LUCY ARMITAGE

Made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in 2005.

Shocking family truths about the Winshaws pile up.

JONATHAN COE's cult novel, adapted in eight parts by DAVID NOBBS

Michael ...... Robert Bathurst

Roddy Winshaw ...... Gus Brown

Hortensia/Tabitha ...... Flaminia Cinque

Mark Winshaw ...... Alan Davies

Hilary Winshaw ...... Rebecca Front

Mortimer Winshaw ...... Charlie Higson

Michael's mum/Dorothy ...... Geraldine McNulty

Thomas Winshaw ...... Geoffrey Palmer

Phoebe ...... Lucy Punch

Henry Winshaw/Pyles ...... Jeff Rawle