The Club Of Queer Trades

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01The Tremendous Adventures Of Major Brown2005040420130812 (BBC7)
20130813 (BBC7)

A retired soldier finds himself threatened by a flowerbed.

A retired soldier finds himself threatened by a flowerbed. Stars David Warner, Martin Freeman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Vicki Pepperdine. From April 2005.

Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and colleague Charlie Swinburne receive a visit from Major Brown at Basil's garrett in Lambeth.

The retired soldier recounts a tale which begins with a most disturbing discovery.

While taking his daily constitutional his attention is directed to a marvellous display of yellow pansies that spell out the chilling slogan: ""Death to Major Brown"".

What follows is possibly the most extraordinary tale of all time.

  • basil grant...

    David Warner

  • charlie swinburne - geoffrey mcgivern
  • gardener....Martin Hyder
  • major brown...

    Geoffrey Whitehead

  • old man....Martin Hyder
  • pg northover....Martin Hyder
  • rupert grant...

    Martin Freeman

  • the lady...Vicki Pepperdine
  • by....g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 02The Painful Fall Of A Great Reputation2005041120130813 (BBC7)
    20130814 (BBC7)

    Basil spies Mr Wimpole, the wickedest man in England. But Charlie demands proof.

    Travelling on a London tram, Basil spies Mr Wimpole, the wickedest man in England. But Charlie demands proof. With David Warner, Martin Freeman, Richard Griffiths. From April 2005.

    This week's extraordinary tale finds Basil Grant, retired KC, his brother, Rupert and his colleague Charlie Swinburne on the top deck of a tramcar travelling through the 'squalid eternity' of North LONDON.

    In the midst of a sea of cadgers, pickpockets and hooligans, Basil spies one Mr Wimpole - who he claims is the wickedest man in ENGLAND.

    At Charlie's reasonable demands for proof Basil throws them into a frantic chase across LONDON.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • drummond....Nicholas Farrell
  • lord beaumont....Geoffrey Whitehead
  • muriel....alice lowe
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • sir walter chumley....Richard Griffiths
  • wimpole....justin edwards

  • 03The Awful Reason Of The Vicar's Visit2005041820130814 (BBC7)
    20130815 (BBC7)

    A distressed reverend begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

    A distressed reverend begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him. With David Warner, Martin Freeman, Richard Griffiths and Alexei Sayle. From April 2005.

    is a mystery, especially when that most distressed reverend gentleman begins his tale of a monstrous outrage committed against him.

    However, when Basil leaps at the cleric and demands to see him 'without his whiskers!', both Charlie and Rupert believe he has finally taken leave of his peculiar senses Or is there a method to the vicars mad tale that may link him to the Club of Queer Trades.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • brett....matthew holness
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • james....Alexei Sayle
  • mowbray....neil edmond
  • reverend shorter....Richard Griffiths
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton

  • 04The Singular Speculation Of The House Agent2005042520130815 (BBC7)
    20130816 (BBC7)

    Rupert believes Lt Drummond Keith is boorish, but at least his abode is interesting.

    Rupert believes Lt Drummond Keith is boorish. But then there's a disturbing incident with a sword-stick. Stars Martin Freeman, David Warner and Simon Jones. From April 2005.

    The tale of a mad military adventurer, Lieutenant Drummond Keith, whom Rupert believes to be a rogue.

    He insists they follow him - en route witnessing a disturbing incident with the lieutenant's sword-stick and meeting a house-agent with a fondness for ferrets.

    But Keith gives them the slip amidst the trees of Buxton Common.

    And while Charlie and Rupert remain stumped, Basil's powers of detection reach new heights in the search for Lieutenant Drummond Keith.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • lieutenant keith....jeff harding
  • montmorency....Simon Jones
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the constable....Martin Hyder
  • by.... - g k chesterton
  • dramatised by.... - simon littlefield

  • 05The Noticeable Conduct Of Professor Chadd2005050220130816 (BBC7)
    20130817 (BBC7)

    The ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.

    The noted ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak. Stars Martin Freeman, David Warner, Chris Douglas and Amelia Bullmore. From May 2005.

    The conduct of Professor Chadd is apparent to everyone who calls at the home of the noted ethnologist.

    However, his three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak.

    The sisters waste no time in summoning the Professor's equally eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant.

    Can Basil save the highly respected Professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum? And just why does Professor Chadd insist on shaking his leg in the manner of a bee?

  • adeleide....Felicity Montagu
  • basil grant....David Warner
  • bingham....Chris Douglas
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • christina....Amelia Bullmore
  • dr colman....Martin Hyder
  • professor chadd....john nettleton
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • by.... - g k chesterton.

    dramatised by simon littlefield

  • 06 LASTThe Eccentric Seclusion Of The Old Lady2005050920130819 (BBC7)
    20130820 (BBC7)

    Could it be that Basil has an odd vocation of his own?

    Cries for help distract Rupert and Charlie from a pleasant summer evening. Could it be that Basil has an odd vocation of his own? Stars David Warner, Martin Freeman. From May 2005.

    is revealed to Rupert and Charlie after her cries distract them from a pleasant summer evening, spent in the pursuit of a careless milkman.

    Her desperate cry of "when shall I get out?" spurs Rupert and Basil to immediate action and to housebreaking.

    When the old lady refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular LONDON crime.

  • basil grant....David Warner
  • burrows....justin edwards
  • charlie swinburne....geoffrey mcgivern
  • greenwood....james rawlings
  • rupert grant....Martin Freeman
  • the old lady....angela thorne