Be Prepared

Miles Rummings has moved down to Didcot from his native Mansfield in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Jason, who lives with Miles' ex-wife.

Miles is determined to have as much influence over his son as his weekend access will allow.

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20050808

By Gerard Foster.

1/4. Survival

Miles Rummings has moved down to Didcot from his native Mansfield in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Jason, who lives with Miles' ex-wife. Miles is determined to have as much influence over his son as his weekend access will allow. So having once been a keen scout leader, Miles decides to start up his own unofficial troop...

Miles ...... Kim Wall

Jason ...... Louis Dunsford

Dawn ...... Emma Amos

Steve ...... Barnaby Power

Farmer ...... Gerard McDermott

Directed by Sally Avens.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050815

By Gerard Foster.

2/4. St George's Day

Miles decides to hold his own St George's Day Parade, but a dead dog and an OAP cause problems for the troop.

Miles ...... Kim Wall

Jason ...... Louis Dunsford

Dawn ...... Emma Amos

Steve ...... Barnaby Power

Garth ...... Dave Lamb

Eric/Voice ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Sally Avens.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050822

By Gerard Foster.

3/4. First Aid

Despite being sacked from running the First Aid stall at the local church fete, Miles is determined to give his life saving mannequin, Annie, a day out.

Miles ...... Kim Wall

Jason ...... Louis Dunsford

Dawn ...... Emma Amos

Steve ...... Barnaby Power

Jules ...... Collen Prendergast

Rob ...... Robert Hastie

Mary ...... Susan Jamerson

Vicar ..... Gerard McDermott

Estate Agent ...... Harry Myers

Directed by Sally Avens.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20050829

By Gerard Foster.

4/4. Girl Guides and Caves

Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop.

Miles ...... Kim Wall

Jason ...... Louis Dunsford

Dawn ...... Emma Amos

Steve ...... Barnaby Power

Garth ...... Dave Lamb

Jenny ...... Rachel Atkins

Directed by Sally Avens.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20070730

To mark the centenary of the Scouting movement, a series of stories inspired by their famous motto.

1/5. The Amateur Assassin

By Conn Iggulden, read by Paul Young.

A gents clothing retailer accidentally finds himself embroiled in the murder business.

20070731

To mark the centenary of the Scouting movement, a series of stories inspired by their famous motto.

2/5. The Dog Watch

By Candia McWilliam.

A couple tipsily celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

20070801

To mark the centenary of the Scouting movement, a series of stories inspired by their famous motto.

3/5. Imagine

By Pauline McLynn.

The life story of a woman who shows the most incredible capacity to look on the bright side.

Read by Joanna Tope.

20070802

To mark the centenary of the Scouting movement, a series of stories inspired by their famous motto.

4/5. Man's Best Friend

By Des Dillon.

The dark story of a futuristic Britain in which dogs sniff out terrorist threats.

Read by Nick Underwood.

20070803

To mark the centenary of the Scouting movement, a series of stories inspired by their famous motto.

5/5. Vanishing Point

By Luke Sutherland.

A very small man intervenes in a scene similar to a nursery rhyme and helps a young lady in distress.

Read by Sandy Grierson.

01Survival2005080820151126 (BBC7)
20151127 (BBC7)

Miles Rummings has moved down to Didcot from his native Mansfield in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Jason, who lives with Miles' ex-wife.

Miles is determined to have as much influence over his son as his weekend access will allow.Having once been a keen scout leader, Miles decides to start up his own unofficial troop...

01Survival2005080820151126 (BBC7)
20151127 (BBC7)
20170814 (BBC7)

Miles Rummings has moved down to Didcot from his native Mansfield in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Jason, who lives with Miles' ex-wife.

Miles is determined to have as much influence over his son as his weekend access will allow.Miles Rummings combines his dream of running a scout troop with his son's birthday weekend

Recently separated from his wife and with a teenage son, Miles Rummings sets out to fulfil his dream of running a scout troop.

Family and friends don't quite share his enthusiasm, but nevertheless four misfits attempt to venture where no scout has ventured before...

Stars Kim Wall as Miles, Emma Amos as Dawn, Barnaby Power as Steve, Louis Dunsford as Jason and Gerard McDermott as the Farmer.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.

Miles Rummings combines his dream of running a scout troop with his son's birthday weekend

Having once been a keen scout leader, Miles decides to start up his own unofficial troop...

02St George's Day2005081520151203 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

Miles decides to hold his own St George's Day Parade, but a dead dog and an OAP cause problems for the troop.

Miles wants his troop to take part in the scout parade, but can he make up the numbers?

02St George's Day2005081520151203 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)
20170821 (BBC7)

Miles wants his troop to take part in the scout parade, but can he make up the numbers?

Miles battles to hold his own scout parade, but a dead dog and an OAP spark unexpected trouble.

Recently separated from his wife and with a teenage son, Miles Rummings continues with his dream of running a scout troop.

Stars Kim Wall as Miles, Emma Amos as Dawn, Barnaby Power as Steve, Louis Dunsford as Jason, Dave Lamb as Garth and Peter Marinker as Eric.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.

Miles decides to hold his own St George's Day Parade, but a dead dog and an OAP cause problems for the troop.

03First Aid2005082220151210 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)

Despite being sacked from running the First Aid stall at the local church fete, Miles is determined to give his life saving mannequin, Annie, a day out.

03First Aid2005082220151210 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)
20170828 (BBC7)

Miles is determined to give his life-saving mannequin Annie a day out.

Despite being sacked from running the First Aid stall at the local church fete Miles is determined to give his life saving mannequin, Annie, a day out.

Recently separated from his wife and with a teenage son, Miles Rummings continues with his dream of running a scout troop.

Stars Kim Wall as Miles, Emma Amos as Dawn, Barnaby Power as Steve, Louis Dunsford as Jason, Collen Prendergast as Jules, Robert Hastie as Rob, Susan Jamerson as Mary, Gerard McDermott as the Vicar and Harry Myers as the Estate Agent.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.

Despite being sacked from running the First Aid stall at the local church fete, Miles is determined to give his life saving mannequin, Annie, a day out.

04 LASTGirl Guides And Caves2005082920151217 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)
20170904 (BBC7)

Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop.

Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader?

Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop.

Recently separated from his wife and with a teenage son, Miles Rummings continues with his dream of running a scout troop.

Stars Kim Wall as Miles, Emma Amos as Dawn, Barnaby Power as Steve, Louis Dunsford as Jason, Dave Lamb as Garth and Rachel Atkins as Jenny.

Producer: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.

04 LASTGirl Guides And Caves2005082920151217 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)

Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop.

0101Survival20050808

Miles Rummings has moved down to Didcot from his native Mansfield in order to spend more time with his 11-year-old son, Jason, who lives with Miles' ex-wife.

Miles is determined to have as much influence over his son as his weekend access will allow.

Having once been a keen scout leader, Miles decides to start up his own unofficial troop...

  • dawn....emma amos
  • directed by....

    Sally Avens

  • estate agent....harry myers
  • farmer....gerard mcdermott
  • garth....Dave Lamb
  • jason....louis dunsford
  • jenny....Rachel Atkins
  • jules....collen prendergast
  • mary....susan jamerson
  • miles....Kim Wall
  • miles....Kim Wall

    jason....louis dunsford

    dawn....emma amos

    steve....barnaby power

    garth....Dave Lamb

    eric/voice....Peter Marinker

    directed by Sally Avens

  • rob....robert hastie
  • steve....barnaby power
  • vicar....gerard mcdermott
  • by....

    gerard foster

  • 0102St George's Day20050815

    Miles decides to hold his own St George's Day Parade, but a dead dog and an OAP cause problems for the troop.

    0103First Aid20050822

    Despite being sacked from running the First Aid stall at the local church fete, Miles is determined to give his life saving mannequin, Annie, a day out.

    0104 LASTGirl Guides And Caves20050829

    Could Miles have found love with a local Girl Guide Leader? A weekend camp proves fateful for the troop.