The Enchanting World Of Hinge And Bracket

Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket welcome you into their world for a little light entertainment.

Patrick Fyffe and George Logan's extraordinary double act - two eccentric, elderly, music-loving, upper-class English women.

Episodes

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The dear ladies reminisce about the day they moved in.

The dear ladies reminisce about the day they moved in. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From February 1978.

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20131203 (BBC7)

The dear ladies attempt to stage Evadne's murder mystery. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From September 1979.

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Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket welcome you into their world for a little light entertainment.

Patrick Fyffe and George Logan's extraordinary double act - two eccentric, elderly, music-loving, upper-class English women.

A soiree is ruined by Maud's one-woman path of destruction.

A soiree is ruined by housekeeper Maud's one-woman path of destruction. Starring Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion Dr Evadne Hinge. With Daphne Heard as Maud.

This is a rare outing for the newly-restored 1976 pilot sourced from off-air recordings recovered from avid radio listeners.

The opening show establishes the dear ladies at home in the Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel. The was the genteel setting for three Radio 4 series between 1977 and 1979, with further spin-off seasons on Radio 2 until 1990. In the early 1980s, they expanded over to BBC TV with the series Dear Ladies.

Patrick Fyffe (Dame Hilda) died of cancer aged 60 in 2002, which prompted George Logan to retire his character of Dr Evadne for good.

Scripted by Lawrie Kinsley and Ron McDonnell. Produced by Mike Craig and James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1976.

0101The Jubilee1977031620100423 (BBC7)
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20141015 (BBC7)

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre?

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre? Starring Dame Hilda Bracket and her lifelong companion Dr Evadne Hinge. With Duggie Brown.

The dear ladies reside in the Suffolk village of Stackton Tressel. The was the genteel setting for three Radio 4 series between 1977 and 1979, with further spin-off seasons on Radio 2 until 1990. In the early 1980s, they expanded over to BBC TV with the series Dear Ladies.

Scripted by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley, Ron McDonnell. Produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1977.

0102Winters Backlog Of Work19770323
0102Winter's Backlog Of Work
0103Marigold's Wedding1977033020141028 (BBC7)
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A wedding provides ample opportunity for some trademark gossip.

A wedding provides ample opportunity for some trademark gossip. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From March 1977.

0104The Stackton Music Festival1977040620141104 (BBC7)
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A sonic jamboree as the two ladies are joined by Peter Pratt.

A sonic jamboree as the two ladies are joined by Peter Pratt. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977.

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Roy Plomley joins the dear ladies as they are cast away.

Roy Plomley joins the dear ladies as they are cast away. Starring Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977.

0106The Cruise (episode 1)19770420
0106The Cruise, Pt 1
0107The Cruise (episode 2)19770427
0107The Cruise, Pt 220141125 (BBC7)
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The Captain and the Brigadier compete for the ladies' affections.

The Captain and the Brigadier compete for the ladies' affections. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977.

0108The Gymkhana1977050420141202 (BBC7)
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Can the dear ladies choose an appropriate guest of honour?

Can the dear ladies choose an appropriate guest of honour? Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From May 1977.

0109Daily Rehearsals1977051120141209 (BBC7)
20141210 (BBC7)

A driving lesson sparks problems aplenty for the dear ladies.

A driving lesson sparks problems aplenty for the dear ladies. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From May 1977.

0110Doctor's Horoscope1977051820141216 (BBC7)
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The dear ladies do their best to cheer up their injured housekeeper Maud.

The dear ladies do their best to cheer up their injured housekeeper Maud. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From May 1977.

0111French Week In Stackton1977052520141223 (BBC7)
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A Gallic visitor allows Hilda to rehearse her language skills.

A Gallic visitor allows Hilda to rehearse her language skills. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From May 1977.

0112The Cubs & Brownies Daytrip19770601
0112The Cubs And Brownies Day Trip
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Can the dear ladies organise a last-minute royal celebration?

Can the dear ladies organise a last-minute royal celebration? Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From June 1977.

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The dear ladies reminisce about the day they moved in.

Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

From February 1978.

Evadne and Hilda reminisce about the day they moved in.

Wallpaper, dry rot and Maud are just three of Life's Little Challenges.

and Bracket.

0202The Norfolk Broads19780306
0203Down Stackton Way19780313
0204The Storm19780320
0205Jean-pierre Returns19780327
0206Evadne's Pantomime19780403
0207The Fancy Dress Party19780410
0208The Holiday Camp Skulls19780417
0209An American's Roots19780424
0210The American Evening19780501
0211An Outing To Cambridge19780508
0212The Talent Competition19780515
0213 LASTA Message To America19780522
0301Saga Of The Snow (episode 1)19790627
0302Saga Of The Snow (episode 2)19790704
0303Evadne's Birthday19790711
0304Fund Raising19790718
0305A Day At The Races19790725
0306A Scottish Evening19790801
0307Nature Watch19790808
0308A Continental Coach Trip (episode 1)19790815
0309A Continental Coach Trip (episode 2)19790822
0310Teddy Tranter Is.....19790829
0311Evadne's Play1979090520100514 (BBC7)
20110401 (BBC7)
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The dear ladies attempt to stage Evadne's murder mystery.

From September 1979.

Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

The dear ladies attempt to stage Evadne's murder mystery. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From September 1979.

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Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre? From March 1977.

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre? Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

From March 1977.

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre?

Can the dear ladies save the day at the community centre? Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From March 1977.

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The dear ladies fly off to sing on a cruise liner.

From April 1977.

Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket.

The dear ladies fly off to sing on a cruise liner. From April 1977.

The dear ladies fly off to sing on a cruise liner. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977.