Baggy Trousers

Series celebrating great comic figures in schoolboy fiction.

Episodes

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0101The Papers Of A J Wentworth, Ba2003122420031230
bd=20050516 (r4)

by H F Ellis adapted by Emma Kennedy The episode charts the gentle misadventures of one A.J.

Wentworth BA, the mathematics master at Burgrove, a minor boys preparatory school.

Although liked by the boys, Wentworth has problems maintaining discipline and is apt to be taken advantage of.

Coupled with this is his amusingly portrayed minor obsession with the up-keep of the school's honour and the ever higher cost of pen nibs, while simultaneously keeping a watchful eye on the dubious tactics of his nemesis, the appalling Mason, a boy in his form whose potential for mischief knows no bounds.

Wentworth is played by Chris Langham.

This comic tale charts the misadventures of one AJ Wentworth BA, a Maths teacher whose obsession with the ever higher cost of pen nibs is matched only by his fierce contempt for his nemesis, the appalling Mason - a boy in his form whose potential for mischief knows no bounds.

Let battle commence.

  • aggott....Dave Lamb
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • gilbert....Dave Lamb
  • headmaster....Simon Greenall
  • lady c....Emma Kennedy
  • matron....Emma Kennedy
  • mrs sapoulous....Rebecca Front
  • ottoway....Ben Borowiecki
  • wentworth....Chris Langham

  • 0101The Papers Of A J Wentworth, Ba2003122420031230
    bd=20050516 (r4)

    by H F Ellis adapted by Emma Kennedy The episode charts the gentle misadventures of one A.J.

    Wentworth BA, the mathematics master at Burgrove, a minor boys preparatory school.

    Although liked by the boys, Wentworth has problems maintaining discipline and is apt to be taken advantage of.

    Coupled with this is his amusingly portrayed minor obsession with the up-keep of the school's honour and the ever higher cost of pen nibs, while simultaneously keeping a watchful eye on the dubious tactics of his nemesis, the appalling Mason, a boy in his form whose potential for mischief knows no bounds.

    Wentworth is played by Chris Langham.

    This comic tale charts the misadventures of one AJ Wentworth BA, a Maths teacher whose obsession with the ever higher cost of pen nibs is matched only by his fierce contempt for his nemesis, the appalling Mason - a boy in his form whose potential for mischief knows no bounds.

    Let battle commence.

  • aggott....Dave Lamb
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • gilbert....Dave Lamb
  • headmaster....Simon Greenall
  • lady c....Emma Kennedy
  • matron....Emma Kennedy
  • mrs sapoulous....Rebecca Front
  • ottoway....Ben Borowiecki
  • wentworth....Chris Langham

  • 0102The Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson2003122520031231

    By Louise Rennison.

    Georgia Nicolson is a heroine for our times.

    Sharp, cheeky and ultimately unstoppable, she and her merry band of friends attempt to outfox their evil teachers - fat Headmistress Slim, devilish form mistress Hawkeye and suspicious games mistress Miss Wilson.

    The most authentic and outrageous take ever on schoolgirl life in Britain.

    Georgia....Olivia Hallinan Slim....Rebecca Front

    0102The Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson2003122520031231

    By Louise Rennison.

    Georgia Nicolson is a heroine for our times.

    Sharp, cheeky and ultimately unstoppable, she and her merry band of friends attempt to outfox their evil teachers - fat Headmistress Slim, devilish form mistress Hawkeye and suspicious games mistress Miss Wilson.

    The most authentic and outrageous take ever on schoolgirl life in Britain.

    Georgia....Olivia Hallinan Slim....Rebecca Front

    0103Molesworth: Down With Skool2003122520040101

    By Geoffrey Willans.

    "This is me e.g.

    Nigel Molesworth the curse of St.

    Custard's which is the skool I am at...

    " One of the most popular comedy character's ever created, Nigel Molesworth, the 'goriller of 3B', is a superb chronicler of fifties ENGLISH life.

    This half hour adaptation graffitis the airwaves with Willans' sharp, satirical, cartoon approach to life at the appalling St.Custard's; as seen through the eyes of the cynical, grin-inducing Molesworth.

    Molesworth is played by Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

    0103Molesworth: Down With Skool2003122520040101

    By Geoffrey Willans.

    "This is me e.g.

    Nigel Molesworth the curse of St.

    Custard's which is the skool I am at...

    " One of the most popular comedy character's ever created, Nigel Molesworth, the 'goriller of 3B', is a superb chronicler of fifties ENGLISH life.

    This half hour adaptation graffitis the airwaves with Willans' sharp, satirical, cartoon approach to life at the appalling St.Custard's; as seen through the eyes of the cynical, grin-inducing Molesworth.

    Molesworth is played by Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

    0104 LASTJennings And Darbishire2003122620040102
    bd=20050523 (r4)

    A legendary book, a children's favourite throughout decades.

    Jennings and his dopey sidekick Darbishire are mischievous schoolboys of the classic kind.

    No plot too outlandish, no scam too ludicrous, is there no end to the damage these boys can inflict? Is there no end to the damage these boys can inflict, especially when it is Jennings' birthday? This is a ripping yarn, suitable for old and new alike, a perfect Boxing Day treat on Radio 4.

  • arbishire....luke newberry
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • jennings....Felix Still
  • matron....Rebecca Front
  • mr wilkins....Alex Lowe
  • venables....Ben Borowiecki

  • 0104 LASTJennings And Darbishire2003122620040102
    bd=20050523 (r4)

    A legendary book, a children's favourite throughout decades.

    Jennings and his dopey sidekick Darbishire are mischievous schoolboys of the classic kind.

    No plot too outlandish, no scam too ludicrous, is there no end to the damage these boys can inflict? Is there no end to the damage these boys can inflict, especially when it is Jennings' birthday? This is a ripping yarn, suitable for old and new alike, a perfect Boxing Day treat on Radio 4.

  • arbishire....luke newberry
  • directed by - Elizabeth Freestone
  • jennings....Felix Still
  • matron....Rebecca Front
  • mr wilkins....Alex Lowe
  • venables....Ben Borowiecki