Odd Balls [Don Haworth]

Episodes

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01Emma Harper - Tussles In A Theme Village2001010320170830 (BBC7)
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On her local radio station, columnist Emma's gossip show slot stirs up the villagers.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

Ex-headmistress Emma Harper writes a column for a village newspaper. But when she's poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme causes controversy, anger and revenge...

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Emma.... Marcia Warren
Vicar.... Geoff Holman
Sid.... David Holt
Mrs Cowley.... Sara Coward
Mr Mole.... Ian Brooker
Ms Spratt.... Sharon Muircroft
Major Drum.... Robert Uster

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Marcia Warren as Emma Harper, David Holt as Sid Rappaport, Ian Brooker as Mr Mole, Robert Lister as Major Drum, Geoff Holman as the Vicar, Sara Coward as Kylie Coward and Sharon Muircroft as Amelia Spratt

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Four radio dramas by the Lancastrian playwright, each based around a specific character

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

02Bill Bosun: Speedily To School2001011020170906 (BBC7)
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A school bus driver's way of helping anyone in a jam divides opinion among passengers.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

Passengers love country school bus driver Bill Bosun, despite his speed making journeys both a hazard and an adventure.

But his weakness is an unwillingness to see anyone in a jam. Against instruction, he waits for late pupils and gives lifts to all kinds of folk and their dogs, ducks and hens.

The children adore him, but the school governors and local councillors have a different view. Bill's future is in their hands.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Bill.... Shaun Curry
Narrator.... Peter Meakin
Headmaster.... Russell Dixon
Mrs Cupboard.... Jillie Meers
Mrs Gasper.... Gillian Goodman
Mr Pilchard.... Graham Colclough
Micky.... David Thorpe
Freddie.... Barry Farrimond
Jenny.... Holly Grainger
Charlie.... Will Haigh

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

The children adore him, but the school governors and local councillors have a different view.
Bill's future is in their hands.

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Shaun Curry as Bill, Peter Meakin as the Narrator, Russell Dixon as the Headmaster, Jillie Meers as Mrs Cupboard, Gillian Goodman as Mrs Gasper, Graham Colclough as Mr Pilchard, David Thorpe as Micky, Barry Farrimond as Freddie, Holly Grainger as Jenny and Will Haigh as Charlie.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

Four radio dramas by the Lancastrian playwright, each based around a specific character

The children adore him, but the school governors and local councillors have a different view.
Bill's future is in their hands...

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Bill.... Shaun Curry
Narrator.... Peter Meakin
Headmaster....Russell Dixon
Mrs Cupboard....Jillie Meers
Mrs Gasper....Gillian Goodman
Mr Pilchard.... Graham Colclough
Micky....David Thorpe
Freddie.... Barry Farrimond
Jenny.... Holly Grainger
Charlie.... Will Haigh

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

03Stan Rooker - Night Receptionist2001011720170913 (BBC7)
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Late night at a hospital emergency unit, a good Samaritan's night goes from bad to worse.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

Late one Saturday night, good Samaritan, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception. But Stan Rooker seems strangely reluctant to call the doctor.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Stan Rooker.... Terry Malloy
Wilfrid Parkin.... Paul Copley
Knight.... Barry Farrimond

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Terry Malloy as Stan Rooker, Paul Copley as Wilfrid Parkin and Barry Farrimond as Knight.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Four radio dramas by the Lancastrian playwright, each based around a specific character

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

One of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Stan Rooker.... Terry Malloy
Wilfrid Parkin....Paul Copley
Knight.... Barry Farrimond

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

04Jack Acorn - Disputed Inheritance2001012420170920 (BBC7)
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Trouble looms for Fred Melthorpe over an unexpected inheritance from his estranged father.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.

When Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn, the general factotum.

But Jack's not all he seems so unpleasant discoveries are set to be made.

The last of four character based comedies by Don Howarth.

Jack Acorn.... John Webb
Fred Melthorpe.... Stephen Tomlin
Joey.... Alex Trinder
Mrs Simcock.... Pauline Jefferson

Director: Julie Beckett

Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2001.

Concluding episode of Don Howarth's four-part comedy series.

Stars John Webb as Jack Acorn, Stephen Tomlin as Fred Melthorpe, Alex Trinder as Joey and Pauline Jefferson as Mrs Simcock.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Stars John Webb as Jack Acorn, Stephen Tomlin as Fred Melthorpe, Alex Trinder as Joey and Pauline Jefferson as Mrs Simcock.

Four character based comedies by Lancastrian playwright, Don Haworth.