Bleak Expectations

Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

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0101A Childhood Cruelly Kippered2007081520080109
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Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life. Stars Richard Johnson. From August 2008.

The idyllic life of young Pip Bin is ruined by the scheming of his exceedingly evil guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent, and his incarceration in Britain's most violent school, St Bastards.

Mark Evans' Dickensian comedy features young Pip Bin, his scheming guardian Mr Benevolent and his sister Pippa (plus her anvil).

Stars Richard Johson.

0101A Childhood Cruelly Kippered2007081520080109
20080817 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20100108 (BBC7)
20100110 (BBC7)
20100111 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20110915 (BBC7)
20120126 (BBC7)
20141214 (BBC7)

Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life.

Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof reveals the downward spiral of young Pip Bin's life. Stars Richard Johnson. From August 2008.

The idyllic life of young Pip Bin is ruined by the scheming of his exceedingly evil guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent, and his incarceration in Britain's most violent school, St Bastards.

Mark Evans' Dickensian comedy features young Pip Bin, his scheming guardian Mr Benevolent and his sister Pippa (plus her anvil).

Stars Richard Johson.

0102An Adolescence Utterly Trashed2007082220080116
20080824 (BBC7)
20080825 (BBC7)
20100115 (BBC7)
20101226 (BBC7)
20110922 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20141221 (BBC7)

Young Pip aims to escape school, with a crone's help. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From August 2007.

Pip meets a mysterious aged crone who can help him escape from Britain's most terrifying school and the clutches of his evil guardian.

Young Pip escapes with friend Harry.

But is the crone helping them more than just a friend?

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip aims to escape school with a crone's help.

0102An Adolescence Utterly Trashed2007082220080116
20080824 (BBC7)
20080825 (BBC7)
20100115 (BBC7)
20101226 (BBC7)
20110922 (BBC7)
20120202 (BBC7)
20141221 (BBC7)

Young Pip aims to escape school, with a crone's help. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From August 2007.

Pip meets a mysterious aged crone who can help him escape from Britain's most terrifying school and the clutches of his evil guardian.

Young Pip escapes with friend Harry.

But is the crone helping them more than just a friend?

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip aims to escape school with a crone's help.

0103A Youth Utterly Crocked2007082920080123
20080831 (BBC7)
20080901 (BBC7)
20100122 (BBC7)
20110102 (BBC7)
20110929 (BBC7)
20120209 (BBC7)
20141228 (BBC7)

Young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From August 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2007.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans.

Pip must thwart the plans of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent.

Can underwater squirrels, oddly placed church bells and a stint in the workhouse foil him in his noble quest? Or will Aunt Lily and her Gloucestershire racing cows save the day?

Young Pip and his comrades battle with Gently Benevolent, who is intent on marrying Pip's mother.

0103A Youth Utterly Crocked2007082920080123
20080831 (BBC7)
20080901 (BBC7)
20100122 (BBC7)
20110102 (BBC7)
20110929 (BBC7)
20120209 (BBC7)
20141228 (BBC7)

Young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From August 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2007.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, young Pip must thwart his evil guardian's plans.

Pip must thwart the plans of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent.

Can underwater squirrels, oddly placed church bells and a stint in the workhouse foil him in his noble quest? Or will Aunt Lily and her Gloucestershire racing cows save the day?

Young Pip and his comrades battle with Gently Benevolent, who is intent on marrying Pip's mother.

0104A Young Adulthood Bitterly Dismantled2007090520080130
20080907 (BBC7)
20080908 (BBC7)
20100129 (BBC7)
20110109 (BBC7)
20111006 (BBC7)
20120216 (BBC7)
20150104 (BBC7)

Young Pip finds himself adrift at sea. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From September 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip finds himself adrift at sea.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Young Pip finds himself adrift at sea.

Pip finds himself saved from the workhouse with the arrival of a vast sum of money from a mysterious stranger.

But first he must deal with the cruel Beadle Hardthrasher.

And what strange new problems await him as a wealthy young man about town, feasting on crispy deep fried elephant and hobnobbing with the unpredictable King?

Young Pip's fortunes improve, but he finds himself adrift at sea.

0104A Young Adulthood Bitterly Dismantled2007090520080130
20080907 (BBC7)
20080908 (BBC7)
20100129 (BBC7)
20110109 (BBC7)
20111006 (BBC7)
20120216 (BBC7)
20150104 (BBC7)

Young Pip finds himself adrift at sea. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From September 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, young Pip finds himself adrift at sea.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Young Pip finds himself adrift at sea.

Pip finds himself saved from the workhouse with the arrival of a vast sum of money from a mysterious stranger.

But first he must deal with the cruel Beadle Hardthrasher.

And what strange new problems await him as a wealthy young man about town, feasting on crispy deep fried elephant and hobnobbing with the unpredictable King?

Young Pip's fortunes improve, but he finds himself adrift at sea.

0105A Young Love Mercilessly Dismembered2007091220080206
20080914 (BBC7)
20080915 (BBC7)
20100205 (BBC7)
20110116 (BBC7)
20111013 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20150111 (BBC7)

Pip falls in love but great drama awaits. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From September 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, Pip falls in love - but great drama awaits.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Pip falls in love - but great drama awaits.

Pip falls in love with the beautiful but terminally feeble Flora Dies Early.

Meanwhile Pippa and Mr Parsimonious flee to the continent.

Will the evil Mr Benevolent catch them, or will Aunt Lily save the day again?

Young Pip falls in love and then the whole fabric of his life is threatened.

0105A Young Love Mercilessly Dismembered2007091220080206
20080914 (BBC7)
20080915 (BBC7)
20100205 (BBC7)
20110116 (BBC7)
20111013 (BBC7)
20120223 (BBC7)
20150111 (BBC7)

Pip falls in love but great drama awaits. Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof stars Richard Johnson. From September 2007.

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, Pip falls in love - but great drama awaits.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Pip falls in love - but great drama awaits.

Pip falls in love with the beautiful but terminally feeble Flora Dies Early.

Meanwhile Pippa and Mr Parsimonious flee to the continent.

Will the evil Mr Benevolent catch them, or will Aunt Lily save the day again?

Young Pip falls in love and then the whole fabric of his life is threatened.

0106A Life Sadly Smashed Then, Happily, Restored A Bit20070919
0106A Life Sadly Smashed Then, Happily, Restored A Bit20070919
0106 LASTA Life Sadly Smashed Then Happily Restored A Bit2007091920080213
20080921 (BBC7)
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20100212 (BBC7)
20100214 (BBC7)
20100215 (BBC7)
20110123 (BBC7)
20111020 (BBC7)
20120301 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, Pip lands in court - can a friend save the day? Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Pip lands in court, can a friend save the day? Stars Richard Johnson.

Things look grim for Pip as he faces a lengthy and highly prejudicial court case.

Is he to be hanged, or will there be a last-minute escape followed by a thrilling chase, several duels, a jar of exotic jam and at least two weddings?

Young Pip lands in court but his friend Harry Biscuit saves the day.

0106 LASTA Life Sadly Smashed Then Happily Restored A Bit2007091920080213
20080921 (BBC7)
20080922 (BBC7)
20100212 (BBC7)
20100214 (BBC7)
20100215 (BBC7)
20110123 (BBC7)
20111020 (BBC7)
20120301 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans' Dickensian spoof, Pip lands in court - can a friend save the day? Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2007.

Pip lands in court, can a friend save the day? Stars Richard Johnson.

Things look grim for Pip as he faces a lengthy and highly prejudicial court case.

Is he to be hanged, or will there be a last-minute escape followed by a thrilling chase, several duels, a jar of exotic jam and at least two weddings?

Young Pip lands in court but his friend Harry Biscuit saves the day.

0201A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered2008080720100712
20110130 (BBC7)
20110206 (BBC7)
20110207 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20140203 (BBC7)
20140204 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the First: a Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead, in this epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. In the opening instalment this week listeners are invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery. But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry boys....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

A plot is afoot to steal Britain's loveliest school.

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead, in this epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

In the opening instalment this week listeners are invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery.

But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's exceedingly evil guardian causes school havoc.

Stars Richard Johnson.

0201A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered2008080720100712
20110130 (BBC7)
20110206 (BBC7)
20110207 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20140203 (BBC7)
20140204 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the First: a Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead, in this epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. In the opening instalment this week listeners are invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery. But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry boys....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

A plot is afoot to steal Britain's loveliest school.

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead, in this epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

In the opening instalment this week listeners are invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery.

But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's exceedingly evil guardian causes school havoc.

Stars Richard Johnson.

0202A Re-kippered Life Smashed Some More2008081420100719
20110206 (BBC7)
20120412 (BBC7)
20140210 (BBC7)
20140211 (BBC7)
20150702 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Second:

A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

In which listeners are invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train. Stop." But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip and Harry find themselves building an entire railway network to catch Benevolent.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip and Harry must build an entire railway network.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

In which listeners are invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train.

Stop." But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Pip and Harry find themselves building an entire railway network in their bid to catch Benevolent.

0202A Re-kippered Life Smashed Some More2008081420100719
20110206 (BBC7)
20120412 (BBC7)
20140210 (BBC7)
20140211 (BBC7)
20150702 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Second:

A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More

In which listeners are invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train. Stop." But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip and Harry find themselves building an entire railway network to catch Benevolent.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip and Harry must build an entire railway network.

Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

In which listeners are invited to marvel at the engineering genius of the early railways, including a tunnel made of beef and pastry and a man who sends loud telegrams to say "He's on the train.

Stop." But as Pip travels the length and breadth of the land in search of his beloved school could it be that there is another even more sinister plan underway? And will the evil Mister Benevolent be involved somehow? Yes! And yes again!

Pip and Harry find themselves building an entire railway network in their bid to catch Benevolent.

0203A Recovery All Made Miserable2008082120100726
20110213 (BBC7)
20120419 (BBC7)
20140217 (BBC7)
20140218 (BBC7)
20150709 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Third: A Recovery All Made Miserable

The thrilling Victorian comic epic sees young Pip nursed to health by the Reverend Fecund and his daughter Ripely, but why must her face remain hidden? Witness the horrors the rural poor in the stricken parish of Poverty Saint Mary. But will Pip choose to fight against the injustice of it all in Parliament, where the walls are soaked in brandy, and so are the MPs, or will he follow his heart, just as soon as he can work out what it is saying to him. Meanwhile Harry has developed the steam powered Pippa detector. But will it work?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent/Sourquil....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Reverend Godly Fecund....David Mitchell

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry MPs....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Poorly Pip faces rural poverty and a mystery nurse. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, poorly Pip faces rural poverty - and a mystery nurse. Stars Anthony Head. From August 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, poorly Pip faces rural poverty - and a mystery nurse.

Stars Anthony Head.

From August 2008.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Lily - Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious - Laurence Howarth

Sundry railwaymen - Mark Evans.

Pip Bin continues his struggle against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian.

0203A Recovery All Made Miserable2008082120100726
20110213 (BBC7)
20120419 (BBC7)
20140217 (BBC7)
20140218 (BBC7)
20150709 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Third: A Recovery All Made Miserable

The thrilling Victorian comic epic sees young Pip nursed to health by the Reverend Fecund and his daughter Ripely, but why must her face remain hidden? Witness the horrors the rural poor in the stricken parish of Poverty Saint Mary. But will Pip choose to fight against the injustice of it all in Parliament, where the walls are soaked in brandy, and so are the MPs, or will he follow his heart, just as soon as he can work out what it is saying to him. Meanwhile Harry has developed the steam powered Pippa detector. But will it work?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent/Sourquil....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Reverend Godly Fecund....David Mitchell

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry MPs....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Poorly Pip faces rural poverty and a mystery nurse. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, poorly Pip faces rural poverty - and a mystery nurse. Stars Anthony Head. From August 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, poorly Pip faces rural poverty - and a mystery nurse.

Stars Anthony Head.

From August 2008.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Lily - Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious - Laurence Howarth

Sundry railwaymen - Mark Evans.

Pip Bin continues his struggle against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian.

0204A Restoration Re-ruined Only Even Worse2008082820140224 (BBC7)
20140225 (BBC7)
20150716 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Fourth: a Restoration Re-Ruined Only Even Worse.

This week in the Victorian comic epic Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons not to hang him. But has he found true love at last in the form of wealthy Southern belle Talullah Not-A-Man? Or is it some sort of fiendishly subtle plot hatched by an evil villain in a frock.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Pippa/Woman....Susy Kane

The Bailiff....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen....Mark Evans.

0204A Restoration Re-ruined Only Even Worse2008082820140224 (BBC7)
20140225 (BBC7)
20150716 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Fourth: a Restoration Re-Ruined Only Even Worse.

This week in the Victorian comic epic Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons not to hang him. But has he found true love at last in the form of wealthy Southern belle Talullah Not-A-Man? Or is it some sort of fiendishly subtle plot hatched by an evil villain in a frock.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Pippa/Woman....Susy Kane

The Bailiff....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Lily....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen....Mark Evans.

0204A Restoration Re-ruined, Only Even Worse2008082820100802
20110220 (BBC7)
20120426 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last? Stars Richard Johnson. From August 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last?

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last? Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Sternbeater - Geoffrey Whitehead

Young Pip - Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Lily - Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious - Laurence Howarth

Pippa - Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen - Mark Evans

0204A Restoration Re-ruined, Only Even Worse2008082820100802
20110220 (BBC7)
20120426 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last? Stars Richard Johnson. From August 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last?

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip's in debt - but has he found true love at last? Stars Richard Johnson.

From August 2008.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Pip finds himself heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Sternbeater - Geoffrey Whitehead

Young Pip - Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Lily - Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious - Laurence Howarth

Pippa - Susy Kane

Sundry railwaymen - Mark Evans

0205An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose2008090420100809
20110227 (BBC7)
20120503 (BBC7)
20140303 (BBC7)
20140304 (BBC7)
20150723 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Fifth: An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose.

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the nineteenth century. Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys. But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Mr Scrunge....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Full of self-loathing, Pip drinks some very strong gin and falls in with a gang of thieves

(05/06)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip chases the dragon in the exotic East (End). Stars Richard Johnson. From September 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip chases the dragon in the exotic East (End).

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2008.

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys.

But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

Full of self-loathing, Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieves.

But is their leader Abraham Bagel, all he seems?

0205An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose2008090420100809
20110227 (BBC7)
20120503 (BBC7)
20140303 (BBC7)
20140304 (BBC7)
20150723 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Volume Two, Chapter the Fifth: An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose.

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the nineteenth century. Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys. But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Mr Scrunge....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Full of self-loathing, Pip drinks some very strong gin and falls in with a gang of thieves

(05/06)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip chases the dragon in the exotic East (End). Stars Richard Johnson. From September 2008.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, Pip chases the dragon in the exotic East (End).

Stars Richard Johnson.

From September 2008.

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys.

But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

Full of self-loathing, Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieves.

But is their leader Abraham Bagel, all he seems?

0206A Happy Life Broken And Then Mended A Bit2008091120150730 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true -

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry learned gentlemen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

0206A Happy Life Broken And Then Mended A Bit2008091120150730 (BBC7)

By Mark Evans

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true -

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry learned gentlemen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

0206 LASTA Happy Life Broken And Then Mended A Bit2008091120100816
20110306 (BBC7)
20120510 (BBC7)
20140310 (BBC7)
20140311 (BBC7)

Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip?

By Mark Evans

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true -

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry learned gentlemen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

(06/06)

A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit: In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip? Stars Tom Allen. From September 2008. Episode 6 of 6.

: In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip? Stars Tom Allen.

From September 2008.

Episode 6 of 6.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip?

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true - The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion.

Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

The planet is in deadly peril when Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion.

Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race, not to mention Pippa's goose sanctuary?

0206 LASTA Happy Life Broken And Then Mended A Bit2008091120100816
20110306 (BBC7)
20120510 (BBC7)
20140310 (BBC7)
20140311 (BBC7)

Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip?

By Mark Evans

Chapter the Last: A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true -

The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion. Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Mr Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Young Pip....Tom Allen

Sternbeater....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Fecund....Sarah Hadland

Mr Parsimonious....Laurence Howarth

Pippa....Susy Kane

Sundry learned gentlemen....Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

(06/06)

A Happy Life Broken and then Mended a Bit: In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip? Stars Tom Allen. From September 2008. Episode 6 of 6.

: In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip? Stars Tom Allen.

From September 2008.

Episode 6 of 6.

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, is a Martian invasion the ultimate test for Pip?

This week in the Victorian comic epic listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the Martian invasion, where only Pip and some geese stand between Mr Benevolent's army of long-eared purple space villains and all that is good and true - The final chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and the whole planet is in terrible danger when Pip's evil ex-guardian Mr Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion.

Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race? And will Pippa's goose sanctuary be all right? Listeners are cordially invited to cower before the terrifying spectacle of the army of long-eared purple space villains...

The planet is in deadly peril when Gently Benevolent summons a massive Martian invasion.

Is this the end for Pip, Harry and the rest of the human race, not to mention Pippa's goose sanctuary?

0301A Lovely Life Re-kippered Again Once More2009102920110114
20120628 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, even death cannot prevent an old enemy from returning. Stars Tom Allen. From October 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin's happiness is shattered once again.

Fog-filled streets, murders, and ghastly apparitions from beyond the grave abound, and through it all echoes the terrible menacing coo of a possessed and evil pigeon.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Inspector Wackwallop - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

0301A Lovely Life Re-kippered Again Once More2009102920110114
20120628 (BBC7)
20140617 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)

In Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof, even death cannot prevent an old enemy from returning. Stars Tom Allen. From October 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin's happiness is shattered once again.

Fog-filled streets, murders, and ghastly apparitions from beyond the grave abound, and through it all echoes the terrible menacing coo of a possessed and evil pigeon.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Inspector Wackwallop - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

0302A Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified2009110520110121
20120705 (BBC7)
20140624 (BBC7)
20151210 (BBC7)

Young Pip is betrayed, and receives a spectral visitor. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof. Stars Tom Allen. From November 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show Pip Bin a way to redemption?

Can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show Pip a way to redemption?

Pip Bin faces his most gruelling fate yet at the hands of his evil undead ex-guardian and an enormous quantity of cheese.

But can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show him a way to redemption?

0302A Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified2009110520110121
20120705 (BBC7)
20140624 (BBC7)
20151210 (BBC7)

Young Pip is betrayed, and receives a spectral visitor. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof. Stars Tom Allen. From November 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show Pip Bin a way to redemption?

Can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show Pip a way to redemption?

Pip Bin faces his most gruelling fate yet at the hands of his evil undead ex-guardian and an enormous quantity of cheese.

But can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show him a way to redemption?

0303A Sort Of Fine Life De-niced Completely2009111220110128
20120712 (BBC7)
20140701 (BBC7)
20151217 (BBC7)

Pip wants to save the poor and Harry Biscuit wants swans. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof stars Tom Allen. From November 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin strives to improve working conditions in his Bin factory, and to end poverty once and for all using Harry Biscuit's anti-poverty cannon. But will his quest distract him from a dastardly plan to steal London and sell it to the French?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Mr Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane.

Pip Bin strives to improve working conditions in his Bin factory, and to end poverty once and for all using Harry Biscuit's anti-poverty cannon.

But will his quest distract him from a dastardly plan to steal London and sell it to the French?

Pip strives to improve working conditions in his factory and end poverty once and for all.

0303A Sort Of Fine Life De-niced Completely2009111220110128
20120712 (BBC7)
20140701 (BBC7)
20151217 (BBC7)

Pip wants to save the poor and Harry Biscuit wants swans. Mark Evans's Dickensian spoof stars Tom Allen. From November 2009.

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin strives to improve working conditions in his Bin factory, and to end poverty once and for all using Harry Biscuit's anti-poverty cannon. But will his quest distract him from a dastardly plan to steal London and sell it to the French?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Mr Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane.

Pip Bin strives to improve working conditions in his Bin factory, and to end poverty once and for all using Harry Biscuit's anti-poverty cannon.

But will his quest distract him from a dastardly plan to steal London and sell it to the French?

Pip strives to improve working conditions in his factory and end poverty once and for all.

0304A Horrible Life Un-ruined And Then Re-ruined A Lot2009111920110204
20151224 (BBC7)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip, Harry, Pippa and Ripely are reduced to abject poverty on the banks of the Thames. Will Pip and Harry be able to find work, or will they have to end their days eating mud and listening to the gloating of Mr Benevolent?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Barker Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane

A Vegetarian Lion....Mark Evans.

0304A Horrible Life Un-ruined And Then Re-ruined A Lot2009111920110204
20151224 (BBC7)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip, Harry, Pippa and Ripely are reduced to abject poverty on the banks of the Thames. Will Pip and Harry be able to find work, or will they have to end their days eating mud and listening to the gloating of Mr Benevolent?

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Barker Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely....Sarah Hadland

Pippa....Susy Kane

A Vegetarian Lion....Mark Evans.

0305An Evil Life Sort Of Explained2009112620120726 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20110211 (R4)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent find themselves trapped in the vast emptiness of space. As their doom looks increasingly inevitable, Mr Benevolent finally explains just why it is that he is so very very evil.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Lovely Benevolent....Jane Asher

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Hardthrasher/Sternbeater/Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Miss Christmasham....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy.

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent are trapped in the vast emptiness of space.

0305An Evil Life Sort Of Explained2009112620120726 (BBC7)
20140715 (BBC7)
20110211 (R4)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent find themselves trapped in the vast emptiness of space. As their doom looks increasingly inevitable, Mr Benevolent finally explains just why it is that he is so very very evil.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Lovely Benevolent....Jane Asher

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Hardthrasher/Sternbeater/Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Miss Christmasham....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy.

Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent are trapped in the vast emptiness of space.

0306Lives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked And Redeemed2009120320110218 (R4)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip and Ripely find themselves facing a vast and evil undead army. England has only one hope - that Miss Sweetly Delightful can melt Mr Benevolent's cruel, undead heart.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Bishop Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Bin....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy

The Duke of Chelsea....Mark Evans.

0306Lives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked And Redeemed2009120320110218 (R4)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip and Ripely find themselves facing a vast and evil undead army. England has only one hope - that Miss Sweetly Delightful can melt Mr Benevolent's cruel, undead heart.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Bishop Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Bin....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy

The Duke of Chelsea....Mark Evans.

0306 LASTLives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked And Redeemed2009120320120802 (BBC7)
20140722 (BBC7)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip and Ripely find themselves facing a vast and evil undead army. England has only one hope - that Miss Sweetly Delightful can melt Mr Benevolent's cruel, undead heart.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Bishop Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Bin....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy

The Duke of Chelsea....Mark Evans.

Miss Sweetly Delightful must melt Mr Benevolent's cruel heart.

0306 LASTLives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked And Redeemed2009120320120802 (BBC7)
20140722 (BBC7)

Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans.

Pip and Ripely find themselves facing a vast and evil undead army. England has only one hope - that Miss Sweetly Delightful can melt Mr Benevolent's cruel, undead heart.

Sir Philip....Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin....Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent....Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit....James Bachman

Bishop Wackwallop....Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely Bin....Sarah Hadland

Miss Sweetly Delightful....Raquel Cassidy

The Duke of Chelsea....Mark Evans.

Miss Sweetly Delightful must melt Mr Benevolent's cruel heart.

0401A Tolerable Life De-happified2010111120120723
20130121 (BBC7)
20130122 (BBC7)
20130127 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

In this new series of Mark Evans' Victorian epic, Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil spreading terror and cake-crumbs through the streets of London.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

In Volume Four Chapter the First "A Tolerable Life De-Happified", our hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent - thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail within a gaol spelled the other way, and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of evil is stalking the streets of London, and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe. Can Benevolent now be trusted? And who is the sinister evil figure?

Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into bankruptcy. And his best friend Harry Biscuit claims to be having terrible problems with an angry badger, but is it all as it seems?

Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil.

0401A Tolerable Life De-happified2010111120120723
20130121 (BBC7)
20130122 (BBC7)
20130127 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

In this new series of Mark Evans' Victorian epic, Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil spreading terror and cake-crumbs through the streets of London.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

In Volume Four Chapter the First "A Tolerable Life De-Happified", our hero Pip sees his former nemesis - the badly named Gently Benevolent - thwarted and locked up in a prison within a jail within a gaol spelled the other way, and apparently repentant of his crimes. But late one foggy night when Pip is attacked with a bowl of sinister custard he realises a new form of evil is stalking the streets of London, and he is obliged to ask for help from his erstwhile foe. Can Benevolent now be trusted? And who is the sinister evil figure?

Meanwhile, Pip's wife Ripely has become obsessed with cutlery, and the purchase of some diamond-handled dodo knives looks likely to force Pip into bankruptcy. And his best friend Harry Biscuit claims to be having terrible problems with an angry badger, but is it all as it seems?

Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil.

0402A Now Spoiled Life Smashed Some More2010111820140916 (BBC7)

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and this week Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, only to find the evil Mister Benevolent has got there first.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual. Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Can Pip prevent a demon invasion of the streets of London? Can Harry win back the affections of his wife Pippa who has fallen for Benevolent's evil charms? Can anything be more terrifying the Clive the massive cake dragon? And will Mr Benevolent be in trouble with the Devil when she gets back from maternity leave?

0402A Now Spoiled Life Smashed Some More2010111820140916 (BBC7)

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and this week Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, only to find the evil Mister Benevolent has got there first.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual. Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Can Pip prevent a demon invasion of the streets of London? Can Harry win back the affections of his wife Pippa who has fallen for Benevolent's evil charms? Can anything be more terrifying the Clive the massive cake dragon? And will Mr Benevolent be in trouble with the Devil when she gets back from maternity leave?

0402A Now-spoiled Life Smashed Some More2010111820120730
20130128 (BBC7)
20130129 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and this week Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, only to find the evil Mister Benevolent has got there first.

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans.

Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual.

Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Can Pip prevent a demon invasion of the streets of London? Can Harry win back the affections of his wife Pippa who has fallen for Benevolent's evil charms? Can anything be more terrifying the Clive the massive cake dragon? And will Mr Benevolent be in trouble with the Devil when she gets back from maternity leave?

Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual. Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Pip and Harry try to rescue Ripely, only to find evil Mister Benevolent got there first.

0402A Now-spoiled Life Smashed Some More2010111820120730
20130128 (BBC7)
20130129 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic, and this week Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, only to find the evil Mister Benevolent has got there first.

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans.

Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual.

Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Can Pip prevent a demon invasion of the streets of London? Can Harry win back the affections of his wife Pippa who has fallen for Benevolent's evil charms? Can anything be more terrifying the Clive the massive cake dragon? And will Mr Benevolent be in trouble with the Devil when she gets back from maternity leave?

Pip and Harry journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

Another chapter of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. Pip and Harry must journey to the Underworld to rescue Ripely, but Mr Gently Benevolent has got there first and is planning to unleash the demons of Hell on the streets of London, making them even worse than usual. Meanwhile Ripely seems to be enjoying the company of some Greek Heroes a little too much.

Pip and Harry try to rescue Ripely, only to find evil Mister Benevolent got there first.

0403A Wretched Life Made Much, Much Sadder2010112520120806
20130204 (BBC7)
20130205 (BBC7)
20130210 (BBC7)
20140923 (BBC7)

"A wretched life made much much sadder" Volume Four, Chapter three of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. After an embarrassing disaster involving a bridge and a train full of puppies and orphans Pip and Harry travel to America on the SS Massive Britain, where Pip begins a reading tour. But all is not as it seems and Mister Benevolent lures our hero into a gunfight at the "All Right I Suppose Corral"

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

Another instalment of the Victorian comic adventure. Pip faces new dangers in America.

0403A Wretched Life Made Much, Much Sadder2010112520120806
20130204 (BBC7)
20130205 (BBC7)
20130210 (BBC7)
20140923 (BBC7)

"A wretched life made much much sadder" Volume Four, Chapter three of the Victorian comic epic by Mark Evans. After an embarrassing disaster involving a bridge and a train full of puppies and orphans Pip and Harry travel to America on the SS Massive Britain, where Pip begins a reading tour. But all is not as it seems and Mister Benevolent lures our hero into a gunfight at the "All Right I Suppose Corral"

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

Another instalment of the Victorian comic adventure. Pip faces new dangers in America.

0404A Painful Life Further Re-miserabled2010120220120813
20130211 (BBC7)
20130212 (BBC7)
20130217 (BBC7)
20140930 (BBC7)

Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic sees Pip and Harry put to sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely. But fate has other plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a desert island that holds many surprising secrets.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

The Victorian comic adventure continues. Pip and Harry travel to a mysterious evil island.

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Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic sees Pip and Harry put to sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely. But fate has other plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a desert island that holds many surprising secrets.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

The Victorian comic adventure continues. Pip and Harry travel to a mysterious evil island.

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Volume Four, Chapter 5: "A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried Up" by Mark Evans

Pip and Harry have escaped the exploding desert island, but Harry has been transformed into a dinosaur. Now they must catch Mister Benevolent and prevent him taking over the world, but the trail has lead them to France. Here they must face unimaginable horrors including a bacon free breakfast and a deadly confrontation in a cheese mine. But there is a glimmer of hope in the form of The Scarlet Pimple.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Reverend Godly Fecund - David Mitchell

Frenchman - Mark Evans

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

The Victorian comic epic continues with Pip and Harry trapped in France.

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Volume Four, Chapter 5: "A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried Up" by Mark Evans

Pip and Harry have escaped the exploding desert island, but Harry has been transformed into a dinosaur. Now they must catch Mister Benevolent and prevent him taking over the world, but the trail has lead them to France. Here they must face unimaginable horrors including a bacon free breakfast and a deadly confrontation in a cheese mine. But there is a glimmer of hope in the form of The Scarlet Pimple.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Reverend Godly Fecund - David Mitchell

Frenchman - Mark Evans

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards

The Victorian comic epic continues with Pip and Harry trapped in France.

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Volume 4, Chapter 6: "A life destroyed, and then repaired and re-happied."

Pip in the company of Pippa, the Reverend Fecund and Harry Biscuit, now just a brain in a jar, have tracked Mister Benevolent to the heart of the vast Russian Empire. But when they find him he is at the head of a mighty army. Who will triumph in the final battle between good and evil? Will Harry get a new body? Will Mister Benevolent detonate his infamous cheese bomb? And what is the correct way to spell Czar? As fate decides these crucial questions it seems there are a few surprises in store for Pip.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Reverend Godly Fecund - David Mitchell

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

Our hero Pip faces his nemesis Mister Benevolent for an epic Russian battle.

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Volume 4, Chapter 6: "A life destroyed, and then repaired and re-happied."

Pip in the company of Pippa, the Reverend Fecund and Harry Biscuit, now just a brain in a jar, have tracked Mister Benevolent to the heart of the vast Russian Empire. But when they find him he is at the head of a mighty army. Who will triumph in the final battle between good and evil? Will Harry get a new body? Will Mister Benevolent detonate his infamous cheese bomb? And what is the correct way to spell Czar? As fate decides these crucial questions it seems there are a few surprises in store for Pip.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Grimpunch - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Reverend Godly Fecund - David Mitchell

Writer - Mark Evans

Producer - Gareth Edwards.

Our hero Pip faces his nemesis Mister Benevolent for an epic Russian battle.

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, Chapter 1: Episode One: 'A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled'

The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems -

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent.

The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems - Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....General Kartoffel-Kopf

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, Chapter 1: Episode One: 'A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled'

The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems -

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent.

The Dickensian comedy adventure returns. Pip Bin is beginning to miss the conflict with his absent evil nemesis Mr Gently Benevolent when he receives an intriguing invitation to a house party with Britain's poshest man, the Baron-Viscount-Marqu-earl-et the Lord-Dukey Clampvulture of Too-Many Titles. But one of the other guests may not be all he seems - Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....General Kartoffel-Kopf

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By Mark Evans

Volume 5 Chapter 2: A re-excited life made distinctly dangerous.

The Victorian comedy adventure sees Pip and his friends travel to India in their quest to thwart the evil machinations of smooth but sinister genius Mr Gently Benevolent. Gasp as our heroes struggle with super-intelligent tigers, giant snakes, and secret gin!

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip and his friends travel to India to thwart the evil machinations Mr Gently Benevolent.

Richard Johnson - Sir Philip

Tom Allen - Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head - Gently Benevolent

James Bachman - Harry Biscuit

Geoffrey Whitehead - Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland - Ripely

Susy Kane - Pippa

Mark Evans - Viceroy Roy Weiss

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By Mark Evans

Volume 5 Chapter 2: A re-excited life made distinctly dangerous.

The Victorian comedy adventure sees Pip and his friends travel to India in their quest to thwart the evil machinations of smooth but sinister genius Mr Gently Benevolent. Gasp as our heroes struggle with super-intelligent tigers, giant snakes, and secret gin!

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip and his friends travel to India to thwart the evil machinations Mr Gently Benevolent.

Richard Johnson - Sir Philip

Tom Allen - Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head - Gently Benevolent

James Bachman - Harry Biscuit

Geoffrey Whitehead - Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland - Ripely

Susy Kane - Pippa

Mark Evans - Viceroy Roy Weiss

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by Mark Evans

Episode Three: An Alrightish Life Savagely Frozen To Bits

The Victorian comedy adventure continues as Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by his evil ex-guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent.

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by the evil Mr Gently Benevolent.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Clampvulture - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Explorer - Mark Evans

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by Mark Evans

Episode Three: An Alrightish Life Savagely Frozen To Bits

The Victorian comedy adventure continues as Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by his evil ex-guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent.

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by the evil Mr Gently Benevolent.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Clampvulture - Geoffrey Whitehead

Ripely - Sarah Hadland

Pippa - Susy Kane

Explorer - Mark Evans

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Pip and Charles Dickens engage in a novel-writing showdown to find the greatest writer.

The Victorian comedy adventure sees a novel writing showdown between Pip and Charles Dickens to find out who is the greatest writer in Britain.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Geoffrey Whitehead Clampvulture

Sarah HadlandRipely/Lily

Susy KanePippa

Mark Evans The Real Charles Dickens

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Pip and Charles Dickens engage in a novel-writing showdown to find the greatest writer.

The Victorian comedy adventure sees a novel writing showdown between Pip and Charles Dickens to find out who is the greatest writer in Britain.

Sir Philip - Richard Johnson

Young Pip Bin - Tom Allen

Gently Benevolent - Anthony Head

Harry Biscuit - James Bachman

Geoffrey Whitehead Clampvulture

Sarah HadlandRipely/Lily

Susy KanePippa

Mark Evans The Real Charles Dickens

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, chapter 5: 'A Terrifying Life Made Even Scarier A Bit Some More'

The Victorian adventure comedy continues. This week a new and terrible danger threatens Victorian Britain as Harry Biscuit becomes possessed by the evil Pen of Penrith which turns his heart to inky black. Pip and Gently Benevolent join forces to take on this new, cruel and cake-obsessed nemesis and his army of robot swans. They also turn out to share a love of antiquing in the Cotswolds.

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Danger threatens Britain, as Harry Biscuit becomes possessed by the evil Pen of Penrith.

Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit/Servewell

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely/Lily

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....Hector the Holy Horse

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, chapter 5: 'A Terrifying Life Made Even Scarier A Bit Some More'

The Victorian adventure comedy continues. This week a new and terrible danger threatens Victorian Britain as Harry Biscuit becomes possessed by the evil Pen of Penrith which turns his heart to inky black. Pip and Gently Benevolent join forces to take on this new, cruel and cake-obsessed nemesis and his army of robot swans. They also turn out to share a love of antiquing in the Cotswolds.

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

Danger threatens Britain, as Harry Biscuit becomes possessed by the evil Pen of Penrith.

Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit/Servewell

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely/Lily

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....Hector the Holy Horse

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, Chapter 6: "A Loved Up Life Potentially Totally Annihilated "

Last in the series of the Victorian comedy adventure. The inappropriately-named arbiter of all evil Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an advent calendar of evil that will culminate on Christmas day with the total destruction of the universe. Only one man can prevent the end of everything for all time. But at a terrible terrible cost. Is this the end for our hero Pip? Or is it curtains for the whole of creation? And does that mean Harry needn't get Pippa a Christmas present?

Produced by Gareth Edwards

Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit/Servewell

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely/Lily

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....The Ghost Of Christmice

Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an advent calendar of evil culminating on Christmas day.

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Bleak Expectations

By Mark Evans

Volume 5, Chapter 6: "A Loved Up Life Potentially Totally Annihilated "

Last in the series of the Victorian comedy adventure. The inappropriately-named arbiter of all evil Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an advent calendar of evil that will culminate on Christmas day with the total destruction of the universe. Only one man can prevent the end of everything for all time. But at a terrible terrible cost. Is this the end for our hero Pip? Or is it curtains for the whole of creation? And does that mean Harry needn't get Pippa a Christmas present?

Produced by Gareth Edwards

Richard Johnson....Sir Philip

Tom Allen....Young Pip Bin

Anthony Head....Gently Benevolent

James Bachman....Harry Biscuit/Servewell

Geoffrey Whitehead....Clampvulture

Sarah Hadland....Ripely/Lily

Susy Kane....Pippa

Mark Evans....The Ghost Of Christmice

Mister Gently Benevolent unveils an advent calendar of evil culminating on Christmas day.