All Gas And Gaiters

Created and written by Edwin App and Pauline Devaney, and adapted from their BBC TV series.

Staring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, and John Barron.

Series one also starred Derek Nimmo in his TV break-through role of dithery curate Mervyn Noote, but in series two the part was played by Jonathan Cecil who, it must be admitted, can laugh like a drainpipe far better.

Episodes

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1970010519700106

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Rides Again starring

Other parts ROSALIND ADAMS INGRID BOWER , ANN DAVIES and FRANK ABBOTT

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12 25 pm)

(DerekNimmoisin Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

(What Eartha Kitt did to Derek Nimmo on the chaise-longue: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Devaney

Unknown: Rosalind Adams

Unknown: Ingrid Bower

Unknown: Ann Davies

Unknown: Frank Abbott

Produced By: David Hatch

Unknown: Eartha Kitt

Unknown: Derek Nimmo

the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare

the Bishop: William Mervyn

Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo

the Dean: John Barron

1970010519700106

Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop Rides Again starring

Other parts ROSALIND ADAMS INGRID BOWER , ANN DAVIES and FRANK ABBOTT

Produced by DAVID HATCH (Repeated: Wed, 12 25 pm)

(DerekNimmoisin Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

(What Eartha Kitt did to Derek Nimmo on the chaise-longue: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Devaney

Unknown: Rosalind Adams

Unknown: Ingrid Bower

Unknown: Ann Davies

Unknown: Frank Abbott

Produced By: David Hatch

Unknown: Eartha Kitt

Unknown: Derek Nimmo

the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare

the Bishop: William Mervyn

Bishop's Chaplain: Derek Nimmo

the Dean: John Barron

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700106]

The Bishop Rides Again

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Give A Dog A Bad Name

Only Three Can Play

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The Bishop Gives A Present

The Bishop Has A Rest

The Bishop Learns The Facts

The Bishop Meets A Bird

The Bishop Takes A Holiday

The Bishop Warms Up

When In Rome

0101The Bishop Rides Again1971010520150301 (BBC7)
20150302 (BBC7)

Created and written by Edwin App and Pauline Devaney, and adapted from their BBC TV series.

Staring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, and John Barron.

Series one also starred Derek Nimmo in his TV break-through role of dithery curate Mervyn Noote, but in series two the part was played by Jonathan Cecil who, it must be admitted, can laugh like a drainpipe far better.The bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

The bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for Radio 4.

The series revolves around the intrigues and rivalries of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral. The regular characters are the easy-going Bishop, the elderly Archdeacon who enjoys a tipple with an eye for the ladies; and the naive and accident-prone Bishop's Chaplain. Their wish to live a quiet bachelor life is under continuous threat from the overbearing Dean.

Back in the swinging 60s, the series initially aroused some controversy because of its portrayal of senior clergy as bungling incompetents, although some clergy quite enjoyed it.

Written by husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

Series one also starred Derek Nimmo in his TV break-through role of dithery curate Mervyn Noote, but in series two the part was played by Jonathan Cecil who, it must be admitted, can laugh like a drainpipe far better.

0101The Bishop Rides Again1971010520150301 (BBC7)
20150302 (BBC7)
20170129 (BBC7)

Created and written by Edwin App and Pauline Devaney, and adapted from their BBC TV series.

Staring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, and John Barron.

Series one also starred Derek Nimmo in his TV break-through role of dithery curate Mervyn Noote, but in series two the part was played by Jonathan Cecil who, it must be admitted, can laugh like a drainpipe far better.The bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

The bishop works to secure a bequest. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for Radio 4.

The series revolves around the intrigues and rivalries of the fictional St Ogg's Cathedral. The regular characters are the easy-going Bishop, the elderly Archdeacon who enjoys a tipple with an eye for the ladies; and the naive and accident-prone Bishop's Chaplain. Their wish to live a quiet bachelor life is under continuous threat from the overbearing Dean.

Back in the swinging 60s, the series initially aroused some controversy because of its portrayal of senior clergy as bungling incompetents, although some clergy quite enjoyed it.

Written by husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Produced by David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1971.

0102The Bishop Writes A Sermon19710112
0102The Bishop Writes A Sermon19710112
0103The Bishop Meets A Bird1971011920030801 (BBC7)
20040528 (BBC7)
20040529 (BBC7)
20050601 (BBC7)
20050602 (BBC7)
20061013 (BBC7)
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20120723 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)
20150308 (BBC7)
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20170205 (BBC7)

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo as hapless curate Mervyn Noote.

From March 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives in the clerical comedy.

From January 1971.

Adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

0103The Bishop Meets A Bird1971011920030801 (BBC7)
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20130908 (BBC7)
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20150309 (BBC7)

Clerical comedy starring Derek Nimmo as hapless curate Mervyn Noote.

From March 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives in the clerical comedy.

From January 1971.

Adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971.

An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from TV.

0104The Bishop Turns To Crime19710126
0104The Bishop Turns To Crime19710126
0105The Bishop Sees A Ghost19710202
0105The Bishop Sees A Ghost19710202
0106Only Three Can Play1971020920030808 (BBC7)
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20061020 (BBC7)
20061021 (BBC7)
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20070924 (BBC7)
20090110 (BBC7)
20090111 (BBC7)
20100404 (BBC7)
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20150315 (BBC7)
20150316 (BBC7)
20170212 (BBC7)

The Bishop, Henry and Noote settle down for a quiet evening of The Railway Game, but The Dean is on the prowl.

The Dean is out on the prowl.

Wth Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

From February 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo. From February 1971.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From February 1971.

0106Only Three Can Play1971020920030808 (BBC7)
20040604 (BBC7)
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20050609 (BBC7)
20061020 (BBC7)
20061021 (BBC7)
20070923 (BBC7)
20070924 (BBC7)
20090110 (BBC7)
20090111 (BBC7)
20100404 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20120520 (BBC7)
20120521 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20150315 (BBC7)
20150316 (BBC7)

The Bishop, Henry and Noote settle down for a quiet evening of The Railway Game, but The Dean is on the prowl.

The Dean is out on the prowl.

Wth Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

From February 1971.

Clerical comedy adapted from TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? With Derek Nimmo. From February 1971.

Will Noote's playing away ruin the clerics' game? Adapted from TV with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From February 1971.

0107The Dean Goes Primitive19710216
0107The Dean Goes Primitive19710216
0108The Bishop Gets A Letter19710223
0108The Bishop Gets A Letter19710223
0109The Bishop Gives A Party19710302
0109The Bishop Gives A Party19710302
0110The Bishop Goes To Town19710309
0110The Bishop Goes To Town19710309
0111Give A Dog A Bad Name1971031620030815 (BBC7)
20040611 (BBC7)
20040612 (BBC7)
20050615 (BBC7)
20050616 (BBC7)
20061027 (BBC7)
20061028 (BBC7)
20070930 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20090117 (BBC7)
20090118 (BBC7)
20100411 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20120527 (BBC7)
20120528 (BBC7)
20130922 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20150322 (BBC7)
20150323 (BBC7)
20170219 (BBC7)

Confusion reigns as Noote hides Janey in the Stables and the Dean is on a moral crusade.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

From 1971.

Adapted from TV, starring Derek Nimmo.

From March 1971.

Adapted from TV.

With Derek Nimmo.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. From 1971.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. Adapted from TV. With Derek Nimmo. From March 1971.

Confusion reigns when Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

Clerical comedy starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Derek Nimmo as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

0111Give A Dog A Bad Name1971031620030815 (BBC7)
20040611 (BBC7)
20040612 (BBC7)
20050615 (BBC7)
20050616 (BBC7)
20061027 (BBC7)
20061028 (BBC7)
20070930 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20090117 (BBC7)
20090118 (BBC7)
20100411 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20120527 (BBC7)
20120528 (BBC7)
20130922 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20150322 (BBC7)
20150323 (BBC7)

Confusion reigns as Noote hides Janey in the Stables and the Dean is on a moral crusade.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back.

From 1971.

Adapted from TV, starring Derek Nimmo.

From March 1971.

Adapted from TV.

With Derek Nimmo.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. From 1971.

Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour - behind the Bishop's back. Adapted from TV. With Derek Nimmo. From March 1971.

0112The Bishop Gives A Shove19710323
0112The Bishop Gives A Shove19710323
0113 LASTThe Bishop Pays A Visit19710330
0113 LASTThe Bishop Pays A Visit19710330
0201The Bishop Learns The Facts1972072420030822 (BBC7)
20040618 (BBC7)
20040619 (BBC7)
20050622 (BBC7)
20050623 (BBC7)
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20090124 (BBC7)
20090125 (BBC7)
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20120604 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
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20150329 (BBC7)
20150330 (BBC7)
20170226 (BBC7)

The clerical comedy which follows the exploits of dithery Curate Mervyn Noote.

Starring Jonathan Cecil.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to 'marry her'.

From July 1972.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV, first broadcast in July 1972.

Adapted from TV.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. From July 1972.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

0201The Bishop Learns The Facts1972072420030822 (BBC7)
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20110731 (BBC7)
20120603 (BBC7)
20120604 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
20130930 (BBC7)
20150329 (BBC7)
20150330 (BBC7)

The clerical comedy which follows the exploits of dithery Curate Mervyn Noote.

Starring Jonathan Cecil.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to 'marry her'.

From July 1972.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV, first broadcast in July 1972.

Adapted from TV.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. From July 1972.

Clerical confusion reigns when Noote's friend asks him to marry her. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

0202The Bishop Takes A Holiday1972073120030829 (BBC7)
20040625 BT=2130 (BBC7)
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20050629 (BBC7)
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20061111 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20071021 (BBC7)
20071022 (BBC7)
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20131006 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
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A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV.

From July 1972.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. With Jonathan Cecil.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

0202The Bishop Takes A Holiday1972073120030829 (BBC7)
20040625 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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20061110 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20061111 BT=0630 (BBC7)
20071021 (BBC7)
20071022 (BBC7)
20090131 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20090201 (BBC7)
20100425 (BBC7)
20110807 (BBC7)
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20120611 (BBC7)
20131006 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
20150405 (BBC7)

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos.

With Jonathan Cecil.

Adapted from TV.

From July 1972.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. With Jonathan Cecil.

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos. Adapted from TV. With Jonathan Cecil. From July 1972.

0203The Bishop Buys A Car19720807
0203The Bishop Buys A Car19720807
0204The Bishop Gets The Sack19720814
0204The Bishop Gets The Sack19720814
0205The Bishop Has A Flutter19720821
0205The Bishop Has A Flutter19720821
0206The Affair At Cookham Lock19720828
0206The Affair At Cookham Lock19720828
0207The Bishop Loves His Neighbour19720904
0207The Bishop Loves His Neighbour19720904
0208The Bishop Beats The System19720911
0208The Bishop Beats The System19720911
0209The Bishop Entertains19720918
0209The Bishop Entertains19720918
0210The Bishop Gains A Reputation1972092520030905 (BBC7)
20040702 (BBC7)
20040703 (BBC7)
20050706 (BBC7)
20050707 (BBC7)
20061117 (BBC7)
20061118 (BBC7)
20071028 (BBC7)
20071029 (BBC7)
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20100502 (BBC7)
20110814 (BBC7)
20120617 (BBC7)
20120618 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)
20150412 (BBC7)
20170312 (BBC7)

What will the Dean say? The archdeacon has written a brand-new autobiography that tells all.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. Written for radio. Stars Robertson Hare. From July 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Michael Kilgarriff.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.

0210The Bishop Gains A Reputation1972092520030905 (BBC7)
20040702 (BBC7)
20040703 (BBC7)
20050706 (BBC7)
20050707 (BBC7)
20061117 (BBC7)
20061118 (BBC7)
20071028 (BBC7)
20071029 (BBC7)
20090207 (BBC7)
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20100502 (BBC7)
20110814 (BBC7)
20120617 (BBC7)
20120618 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)
20150412 (BBC7)

What will the Dean say? The archdeacon has written a brand-new autobiography that tells all.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. From July 1972.

Clerical confusion abounds over the Archdeacon's tell-all book. Written for radio. Stars Robertson Hare. From July 1972.

0211The Bishop Buys A Mug19721002
0211The Bishop Buys A Mug19721002
0212The Bishop Loses His Chaplain19721009
0212The Bishop Loses His Chaplain19721009
0213When In Rome1972101620030912 (BBC7)
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20110821 (BBC7)
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20131020 (BBC7)
20131021 (BBC7)
20150419 (BBC7)
20170319 (BBC7)

The Bishop lives to regret the decision to invite the Dean and his wife to his birthday dinner.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner.

Written for radio.

Stars William Mervyn.

From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.

0213When In Rome1972101620030912 (BBC7)
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The Bishop lives to regret the decision to invite the Dean and his wife to his birthday dinner.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner.

Written for radio.

Stars William Mervyn.

From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Bishop regrets inviting the Dean to his birthday dinner. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

0214The Bishop Is Hospitable19721023
0214The Bishop Is Hospitable19721023
0215The Bishop Gives A Present1972103020030919 (BBC7)
20040716 (BBC7)
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20050720 (BBC7)
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20061201 (BBC7)
20061202 (BBC7)
20071111 (BBC7)
20071112 (BBC7)
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20090222 (BBC7)
20100516 (BBC7)
20110828 (BBC7)
20120701 (BBC7)
20120702 (BBC7)
20131027 (BBC7)
20131028 (BBC7)
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20170326 (BBC7)

Why is Henry reluctant to give the Dean a silver wedding present?

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon's not too keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1972.

0215The Bishop Gives A Present1972103020030919 (BBC7)
20040716 (BBC7)
20040717 (BBC7)
20050720 (BBC7)
20050721 (BBC7)
20061201 (BBC7)
20061202 (BBC7)
20071111 (BBC7)
20071112 (BBC7)
20090221 (BBC7)
20090222 (BBC7)
20100516 (BBC7)
20110828 (BBC7)
20120701 (BBC7)
20120702 (BBC7)
20131027 (BBC7)
20131028 (BBC7)
20150426 (BBC7)

Why is Henry reluctant to give the Dean a silver wedding present?

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon's not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Written for radio. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding.

The Archdeacon is not keen on celebrating the Dean's silver wedding. Stars William Mervyn. From October 1972.

0216The Bishop Takes Up Business19721106
0216The Bishop Takes Up Business19721106
0217The Bishop Keeps His Diary19721113
0217The Bishop Keeps His Diary19721113
0218The Bishop Warms Up1972112020030926 (BBC7)
20040723 (BBC7)
20040724 (BBC7)
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20050728 (BBC7)
20061208 (BBC7)
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20071118 (BBC7)
20071119 (BBC7)
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It's time for sweatbands when intense central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise. Stars William Mervyn. From November 1972.

The newly installed central heating at St Ogg's causes temperatures to rise.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Hugh Paddick as Mr Fox, Frank Vickers as Mr Dawson and Dudley Jones as Mr Parry-Jones.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1972.

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It's time for sweatbands when intense central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise.

The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to rise. Stars William Mervyn. From November 1972.

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Classic comedy from December 1972 starring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio, starring William Mervyn.

Stars William Mervyn.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Stars William Mervyn. From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio, starring William Mervyn. From December 1972.

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Classic comedy from December 1972 starring Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, John Barron and Jonathan Cecil.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted.

From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Written for radio, starring William Mervyn.

Stars William Mervyn.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. Stars William Mervyn. From December 1972.

A peaceful Saturday afternoon at St Oggs is rudely interrupted. From December 1972.

Starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon, William Mervyn as the Bishop, Jonathan Cecil as Bishop's Chaplain - the Reverend Mervyn Noote and John Barron as the Dean. With Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley.

The ecclesiastical sitcom started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Written for radio by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1972.