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0101The Same Hymn Sheet2010043020100430 (R7)
20140127 (R4+)
20140128 (R4+)
Sandy wants to protect his grandson Tyson from his father's harsh training programme.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In this Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children 'both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all' would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
In this first episode, The Same Hymn Sheet, Sandy wants to protect his grandson Tyson from the harsh training programme and insane sporting ambitions of Tyson's father Blake, and sets out to torpedo Blake's touchline plans. The story takes Sandy all the way to the bank. Unfortunately, it's the bottle bank.
Cast:
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Blake....Jonathan Aris
Mr Stott - Jon Glover
Tyson - Daniel Bridle
Pronunciations:
Lisa - Leeza
Aris - Airis
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
0102Spying Is Believing2010050720100507 (R7)
20110620
20110628 (R4+)
20140203 (R4+)
20140204 (R4+)
Granddad Sandy has started snooping on his daughter-in-law Victoria.
Granddad Sandy has started snooping on his daughter-in-law Victoria, hiding in a car boot and climbing a tree. With Ronnie Corbett and Liza Tarbuck. From May 2010.
In this second episode, Spying Is Believing, we meet Sandy's daughter-in-law Victoria, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West.
Her husband and daughter are two of her victims.
Sandy, aided by Dolores, finds himself snooping on Victoria, hiding in a car boot and climbing a very tall tree.
This is an adventure straight out of the Dangerous Grandad's Book For Boys.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In this Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry.
His grown up children 'both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all' would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier.
But Sandy's not having this.
He's not moving until the dog dies.
And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century.
Man and dog together face a complicated world.
There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Cast:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Tyson - Daniel Bridle
Calais - Amelia Clarkson
Victoria - Joanna Brookes
Lance - Philip Bird
Pronunciations:
Liza Tarbuck - Leeza
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
Sandy, aided by Dolores, finds himself snooping on his daughter-in-law Victoria.
Ronnie Corbett plays grandad Sandy Hopper in this series which reunites him with the writers of hit sitcom Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Meet Sandy's daughter-in-law Victoria, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West.
0103The Rival Grandad2010051420100514 (R7)
20110627
20110705 (R4+)
20140210 (R4+)
20140211 (R4+)
Tyson's other granddad Rex is the bane of Sandy's life. Can he get even?
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit series Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent - for a sitcom about Sandy Hopper, a granddad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).
In this third episode, The Rival Granddad, we meet Sandy's grandson Tyson's other Granddad - Rex - who is a popular swashbuckling figure of a man, Tyson's hero and thus the bane of Sandy's life. Sandy's chance to get even comes when he takes Tyson and his sister Zoe to a new Adventure Park featuring dinosaurs, sharks and a great many light-fingered monkeys. Can Sandy's lodger, Dolores, save Sandy from an utter fiasco?
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Tyson - Daniel Bridle
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Blake - Jonathan Aris
Zoe - Amelia Clarkson
The producer is Liz Anstee, and this is a CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
In this third episode, The Rival Grandad, we meet Sandy's grandson Tyson's other Grandad - Rex - who is a popular swashbuckling figure of a man, Tyson's hero and thus the bane of Sandy's life.
Sandy's chance to get even comes when he takes Tyson and his sister Zoe to a new Adventure Park featuring dinosaurs, sharks and a great many light-fingered monkeys.
Can Sandy's lodger, Dolores, save Sandy from an utter fiasco?
Tyson's other grandad is the bane of Sandy's life.
Can he get even?
0104Portrait Of The Artist As An Old Man2010052120100521 (R7)
20110704
20110712 (R4+)
20140217 (R4+)
20140218 (R4+)
Sandy's daughter is an artist. Her work never sells, until Sandy buys a canvas anonymously
Sandy's daughter Ellie is an artist but he's never liked her work. The trouble is that she never sells anything - until Sandy buys a canvas anonymously. He instantly regrets doing such a thing - what if she finds out? He must go to any length to ensure that she doesn't, even admitting to a strange predilection involving nuns...
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent - for a new comedy for Radio 4 about Sandy Hopper, a granddad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Lance - Philip Bird
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Estate Agent - Jon Glover
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
Sandy's daughter is an artist.
Her work never sells, until Sandy buys a canvas anonymously
Sandy's daughter Ellie is an artist but he's never liked her work.
The trouble is that she never sells anything - until Sandy buys a canvas anonymously.
He instantly regrets doing such a thing - what if she finds out? He must go to any length to ensure that she doesn't, even admitting to a strange predilection involving nuns...
0105Squeaky Shoes2010052820100528 (R7)
20110711
20110719 (R4+)
20140224 (R4+)
20140225 (R4+)
Sandy Hopper finds himself making more hospital visits and attending ever more funerals.
These days Sandy finds himself doing more hospital visiting and attending an increasing number of funerals. At the latest, he finds himself singled out by the Merry Widow, Eileen. His children are horrified and so is his lodger Dolores. Son-in-law and security expert Blake keeps Sandy under close surveillance. Even so, Sandy finishes up in hospital himself.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit comedy Sorry - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent - for a new sitcom.
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Eileen - Anne Reid
Clovis - Jon Glover
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Blake - Jonathan Aris
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
Sandy finds himself singled out by the widow at a funeral.
These days Sandy finds himself doing more hospital visiting and attending an increasing number of funerals.
At the latest, he finds himself singled out by the Merry Widow, Eileen.
His children are horrified and so is his lodger Dolores.
Son-in-law and security expert Blake keeps Sandy under close surveillance.
Even so, Sandy finishes up in hospital himself.
0106 LASTDesperately Seeking Dolores2010060420100604 (R7)
20110718
20110726 (R4+)
20140303 (R4+)
20140304 (R4+)
Can Sandy's dog spot Dolores among the charity runners dressed as chickens?
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In this Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
The final episode is Desperately Seeking Dolores. Sandy and Dolores are always bickering but this time it's serious and she walks out on him and his dog Henry. Luckily, Sandy remembers that Dolores is going on a charity run dressed as a chicken; but so are all her friends. In an exciting chase sequences, Henry comes up trumps.
Cast:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Lance - Philip Bird
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Drobny - Jon Glover.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In this Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry.
His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier.
But Sandy's not having this.
He's not moving until the dog dies.
And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century.
Man and dog together face a complicated world.
There's every chance they'll make it more so.
The final episode is Desperately Seeking Dolores.
Sandy and Dolores are always bickering but this time it's serious and she walks out on him and his dog Henry.
Luckily, Sandy remembers that Dolores is going on a charity run dressed as a chicken; but so are all her friends.
In an exciting chase sequences, Henry comes up trumps.
Sandy and Dolores are always bickering but this time it's serious: she's walked out on him
Ronnie Corbett plays grandad Sandy Hopper in this sitcom which reunites him with the writers of his hit comedy Sorry" - Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Sandy and Dolores are always bickering, but this time it's serious - she's walked out on him and his dog Henry.
In an exciting chase sequence, Henry comes up trumps.
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
she's walked out on him
0201Catchment If You Can2011072520110725 (R4+)
20120808
20120815 (R4+)
20140505 (R4+)
20140506 (R4+)
Sandy's quiet life is shattered when his daughter and son-in-law make use of his address.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier.
But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Sandy's quiet life is shattered by the need to make himself scarce while his daughter Ellie and his son-in-law Blake pretend, for reasons of social mobility and educational opportunity, that his address is their address. Hiding in the shed doesn't seem right for someone who dreams of being a hero. Not in the world's eye, perhaps - but certainly in his grandson Tyson's.
Cast:
Ronnie Corbett - Sandy
Liza Tarbuck....Dolores
Sally Grace - Mrs Pompom
Tilly Vosburgh - Ellie
Jonathan Aris....Blake
Daniel Bridle....Tyson
Stephen Critchlow....Mr Mountjoy
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
Sandy's quiet life is shattered by the need to make himself scarce.
0202Knock Down Ginger2011080120110801 (R4+)
20120815
20120822 (R4+)
20140512 (R4+)
20140513 (R4+)
Delores has a moment of revelation as she feels really guilty for being late with the rent
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies.
Dolores, Sandy's lodger, has a moment of revelation - she really does feel guilty for always being behind with the rent and is going to leave and be a housekeeper to Mr McAhmed in Edinburgh. Sandy bows to the inevitable - and thus gets everything completely wrong. Will he have enough wit to pull the communication cord? Do they still have them?
Cast:
Ronnie Corbett - Sandy
Liza Tarbuck - Dolores
Sally Grace - Mrs Pompom
Tilly Vosburgh....Ellie
Jonathan Aris - Blake
Philip Bird - Lance
Stephen Critchlow - Mr De Vere Smith
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
0203Temptation2011080820110808 (R4+)
20120829
20120905 (R4+)
20140519 (R4+)
20140520 (R4+)
Sandy sponsors his son-in-law in a charity marathon, but he proves to be too generous.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit TV comedy 'Sorry', Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, in the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children, both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all, would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word - a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Three - Temptation
Generous Sandy splashes out just a little - with his sponsorship of son-in-law Blake's noble efforts in a charity marathon. Too late, he discovers he's splashed out a whole lot. But the promise is signed, his generosity even announced on the net. Is there a way round this? Listeners should have a pencil and paper handy.
Cast:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Blake - Jonathan Aris
Damon - Stephen Critchlow
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
Sandy splashes out with his sponsorship of Blake's noble efforts in a charity marathon.
0204The Never Ending Story2011081520110815 (R4+)
20110816
20110821 (R4+)
20110926 (R4)
20140526 (R4+)
20140527 (R4+)
Dolores is seeing a married man, but Sandy's grandfatherly duties must come first.
Ronnie Corbett and the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, return for a second series of this popular sitcom about Sandy Hopper, a granddad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).
Dolores seems to have taken up with a married man but Sandy's grandfatherly duties come before his fatherly ones. And thus Sandy discovers the power of the story. Tyson's sister Zoe is desperate to find out what happened next. If it were just a matter of googling Emily Bronte, it would be simple enough but things are never that easy for Sandy. Just who is Byron Queasley, for a start?
Cast:
Ronnie Corbett....Sandy
Liza Tarbuck....Dolores
Sally Grace....Mrs Pompom
Tilly Vosburgh....Ellie
Philip Bird....Lance
Amelia Clarkson....Zoe
Stephen Critchlow....Queasley
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
Dolores seems to have taken up with a married man but Sandy's grandfatherly duties come before his fatherly ones.
And thus Sandy discovers the power of the story.
Tyson's sister Zoe is desperate to find out what happened next.
If it were just a matter of googling Emily Bronte, it would be simple enough but things are never that easy for Sandy.
Just who is Byron Queasley, for a start?
Dolores seems to be seeing a married man, but Sandy's grandfatherly duties come before his fatherly ones.
0205Tangled Web2011082220110822 (R4+)
20110823
20110828 (R4+)
20111003 (R4)
20120905 (R4)
20120912 (R4+)
20140602 (R4+)
20140603 (R4+)
Whenever people plan to tell porkies, they seem to come to Sandy for help.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Four- Tangled Web
Whenever people tell porkies, they seem to come to Sandy for help. Being a spare man and his own master - he can provide the alibi or hide the goods. However, multi-tasking was never his strongpoint even when he was Manager (Acting) of the Five Feathers, Frinton. Deceiving needs practice and not on the job, either.
Cast:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Blake - Jonathan Aris
Calais - Amelia Clarkson
PC - Stephen Critchlow
Megan - Polly Frame
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
It seems that whenever people tell porkies, they seem to come to Sandy for help.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry.
His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier.
But Sandy's not having this.
He's not moving until the dog dies.
And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century.
Man and dog together face a complicated world.
There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Whenever people tell porkies, they seem to come to Sandy for help.
Being a spare man and his own master - he can provide the alibi or hide the goods.
However, multi-tasking was never even his strongpoint when he was Manager (Acting) of the Five Feathers, Frinton.
Deceiving needs practice and not on the job, either.
Ronnie Corbett - Sandy
Liza Tarbuck - Dolores
Tilly Vosburgh - Ellie
Jonathan Aris - Blake
Amelia Clarkson - Calais
Stephen Critchlow - PC
Polly Frame - Megan
Whenever people tell porkies, they come to Sandy for help.
But deceiving needs practice.
0206 LASTIt Was A Dark And Stormy Night2011082920110829 (R4+)
20110830
20110904 (R4+)
20111010 (R4)
20120912 (R4)
20120919 (R4+)
20140609 (R4+)
20140610 (R4+)
Dolores' oral history project reveals the yawning chasms which divide the Hopper family.
Ronnie Corbett reunites with the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent. Sorry ran for seven series on BBC 1 and was number one in the UK ratings.
In the second series of their Radio 4 sitcom, Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all, would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores (Liza Tarbuck) is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Five - It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
Dolores rashly plunges into an oral history project which reveals the yawning chasms which divide the Hopper family. Even in the small matter of the history of a picnic they can't agree. Sandy says one thing, Lance another and Blake another - Is it possible that Henry the dog can settle the argument?
Cast:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Ellie - Tilly Vosburgh
Blake - Jonathan Aris
Lance - Philip Bird
Tyson - Daniel Bridle
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
Dolores' history project reveals the yawning chasms which divide the Hopper family.
Ronnie Corbett and the writers of his hit sitcom Sorry, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent, return for a second series of this popular sitcom about Sandy Hopper, a granddad happily growing old along with his dog Henry and his lodger, Dolores (Liza Tarbuck).
Dolores rashly plunges into an oral history project which reveals the yawning chasms which divide the Hopper family.
Even in the small matter of the history of a picnic they can't agree.
Sandy says one thing, Lance another and Blake another.
Is it possible that Henry the dog can settle the argument?
Ronnie Corbett - Sandy
Liza Tarbuck - Dolores
Sally Grace - Mrs Pompom
Tilly Vosburgh - Ellie
Jonathan Aris - Blake
Philip Bird - Lance
Daniel Bridle - Tyson
Dolores rashly plunges into an oral history project.
First on 4 Extra.
Dolores rashly plunges into an oral history project and reveals the yawning chasms dividing the Hoppers.
Stars Ronnie Corbett.
0301Where There's A Will20130111 Ronnie Corbett returns for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on the money earlier. But Sandy's not having it. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores is also after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and, sometimes, a friendly word or a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. And there's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode One - Where there's A Will
Sandy has made a new will and son-in-law Blake can't wait to see what it says. Dolores suggests a phoney will to give Blake the shock of his life. When the penny drops, Blake exacts his revenge.
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Blake....Jonathan Aris
Mrs Pompom....Sally Grace
Ellie....Tilly Vosburgh
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0302Auntie's Ashes20130118 Ronnie Corbett returns for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on the money earlier. But Sandy's not having it. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores is also after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and, sometimes, a friendly word or a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. And there's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Two - Auntie's Ashes
Sandy has a solemn duty to perform, but the spot which Auntie chose for her last resting place is not what is was. Neither, for that matter, is her widowed husband Uncle Arthur!
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Blake....Jonathan Aris
Mrs Pompom....Sally Grace
Ellie....Tilly Vosburgh
Arthur....Paul Chapman
Tyson....Daniel Bridle
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0303The Secret Of Youth20130125 Ronnie Corbett returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too-attractive lodger Dolores is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder, can really help a Grandad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Three: The Secret Of Youth
Sandy's neighbour Ken, although ancient, is still winning things - hearts, minds and the cup at the Squash Club. In fact, he seems to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. Only a raid on his garden will reveal the truth!
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom....Sally Grace
Lance....Philip Bird
Calais....Amelia Clarkson
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0304Full Fathom Five20130201 Ronnie Corbett returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder, can really help a Grandad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Four: Full Fathom Five
Son-in-law Blake has secretly fitted Sandy's new wrist watch with a tiny transponder so that he knows exactly where Sandy is spending the family money. But when the watch is stolen, he jumps to the wrong conclusion.
Cast:
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Blake....Jonathan Aris
Ellie....Tilly Vosburgh
Suki....Claire-Marie Hall
Tyson....Daniel Bridle
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0305It's That Song Again20130208 Ronnie Corbett returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too attractive lodger Dolores is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Five: It's That Song Again
Sandy is haunted by the song 'Green Grow the Rushes Oh' and recent events seem to match its verses. Is it all a countdown? What will happen when the song gets to "One"?
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom....Sally Grace
Ellie....Tilly Vosburgh
Lance....Philip Bird
Walker....Matt Addis
Producer: Liz Anstee 
0306 LASTMammon And Other Demons20130215 Ronnie plays Sandy Hopper, who is growing old happily along with his dog Henry. His grown up children - both married to people Sandy doesn't approve of at all - would like him to move out of the family home so they can get their hands on their money earlier. But Sandy's not having this. He's not moving until the dog dies. And not just that, how can he move if he's got a lodger? His daughter is convinced that his too-attractive lodger Dolores is after Sandy and his money.
Luckily, Sandy has three grandchildren and sometimes a friendly word, a kindly hand on the shoulder can really help a Granddad in the twenty-first century. Man and dog together face a complicated world. There's every chance they'll make it more so.
Episode Six - Mammon And Other Demons
A moral tale in which Sandy and his family catch the gambling bug. Meanwhile Pompom is missing. Sandy and his son are about to put his Winter Fuel Allowance on a horse when Pompom's whereabouts are revealed.
Cast:
Sandy....Ronnie Corbett
Dolores....Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom....Sally Grace
Ellie....Tilly Vosburgh
Lance....Philip Bird
Smollett....Matt Addis
Tyson....Daniel Bridle
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0401Gone In A Flash20140514 Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself.
Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...
Episode One - Gone In A Flash
Sandy's feeling bereft. His lodger has gone to live with her new man. And then his granddaughter Calais, with her parents away, gives a party which it seems hundreds of wild teenagers are going to crash. Can a lone granddad quell a major riot?
Overflow and notes:
Sandy - Ronnie Corbett
Dolores - Liza Tarbuck
Mrs Pompom - Sally Grace
Lance - Philip Bird
Blake - Dave Lamb
Calais - Grace Vance
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4
Pronunciations: Liza - Leeza.
0402The Call Of The Wild20140521 Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...
Episode Two - The Call Of The Wild
Henry the dog takes up running away and then granddaughter Calais runs away too. Sandy realises that for Calais' sake, her mother Victoria, his fearsome wildcat daughter-in-law, must be confronted. What Henry's up to nobody knows...
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
0403Ships That Pass20140528 Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...
Episode Three - Ships That Pass
Sandy is worried about memory loss. His son has a morbid fear of sofas. Sandy could help but he's booked a holiday in an igloo with a man he doesn't really like. When Sandy takes a fashionable memory cure he remembers some things that were better left forgotten...
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4
Pronunciations: Liza - Leeza.
0403Ships That Pass20140528 Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.

To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...

Episode Three - Ships That Pass

Sandy is worried about memory loss. His son has a morbid fear of sofas. Sandy could help but he's booked a holiday in an igloo with a man he doesn't really like. When Sandy takes a fashionable memory cure he remembers some things that were better left forgotten...

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4
Pronunciations: Liza - Leeza.
0403Ships That Pass20140528  
0404The Hills Are Alive20140604 Programme/episode title: When The Dog Dies Series 4 - The Hills Are Alive
Ronnie Corbett returns for the final series of his popular sitcom by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left - leaving the attractive Dolores behind. And she, Sandy's children are quite sure, is a gold-digger. Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. Keeping the dog alive and keeping the lodger happy are one thing; what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family, advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout... If he kept himself to himself, of course, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too...
Episode Four - The Hills Are Alive
Sandy's holding auditions for The Sound of Music. Everyone wants to be in it. Complete strangers burst into song. Son-in-law Blake takes advantage of Sandy's distraction to lure him into a skyscraper for old people.
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.
0405One Dog And His Man20140611 The final series of Ronnie Corbett's popular sitcom, written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left, leaving the attractive Dolores behind. Sandy's children are quite sure Dolores is a gold-digger. Meanwhile, Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. But keeping the dog alive and the lodger happy are one thing, what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family - advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout. If he kept himself to himself, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too.
Episode Five: One Dog And His Man
Why is Henry chewing a leg of Sandy's piano? Is he losing his canine marbles? He needs to go to the Dog Whisperer. To get Henry back, Sandy has to take to the skies.
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
0406 LASTTwilight Of The Gods20140618 The final series of Ronnie Corbett's popular sitcom, written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent.
Ronnie is granddad Sandy and his old dog is Henry. If the dog dies or his lodger moves on, Sandy's children want him to downsize. He doesn't.
To help his finances, Sandy, still in the family home, took in a young couple as lodgers. But then the man left, leaving the attractive Dolores behind. Sandy's children are quite sure Dolores is a gold-digger. Meanwhile, Sandy's opinion that it would be inhuman to move Henry somewhere unfamiliar is wearing a bit thin - as is the old dog himself. But keeping the dog alive and the lodger happy are one thing, what really concerns Sandy deeply is providing a guiding hand to his whole family - advising here, prompting there, responding to any emergency callout. If he kept himself to himself, things would be a lot simpler and smoother. But a lot duller too.
Episode Six: Twilight Of The Gods
All good things must come to an end and it looks as if Sandy is going to have to do what he's spent four series avoiding - downsize. Sandy can never replace Dolores, but can he live without her? Well, he's still got Henry and he's still got hope...
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.

Audience

  • No

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Sitcoms
  • Comedy
  • Liza Tarbuck
  • Ronnie Corbett

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Originating Station

  • series 1 - radio 4
  • series 2 - radio 4 extra

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Production Company

    A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

Trivia

  • I don't know how Liza Tarbuck and Ronnie Corbett can be classed as a genre.

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