Marriott's Monologues

A series of featuring the famous monologues of Marriot Edgar.

Episodes

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Dawson And Driver20040201 (BBC7)
01Dame Thora Hird20080316 (BBC7)
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The actress talks about and performs the tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

Monologist, Dame Thora Hird introduces the Ramsbottom family with 'The Lion and Albert' and 'The Return of Albert'.

Series of eight programmes featuring the famous monologues of Marriott Edgar.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Produced in Manchester by Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in BBC Radio 2 in 1991.

01Thora Hird20080316 (BBC7)
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The actress talks about and performs the tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

The actress talks about and performs Marriott Edgar's two classic tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

01Thora Hird: The Lion And Albert - The Return Of Albert1991072520030830 (BBC7)
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The actress talks about and performs the tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

The actress talks about and performs Marriott Edgar's two classic tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

Thora HIRD introduces us to the Ramsbottom Family and the antics of an over-curious little boy and a lion with "The Lion and Albert" and "The Return of Albert"

Recorded on 1991-06-19

Thora recites 'Albert and the Lion' and its sequel - and reminisces about Albert and the monologists.

The actress talks about and performs the tales of the curious little boy and the lion.

02Peter Goodwright: Runcorn Ferry - The Jubilee Sovereign1991080120040813 (BBC7)
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Recorded on 1991-06-23

Peter Goodwright tells of the plight of The Ramsbottom Family on a perilous voyage on the Runcorn Ferry.

The tale of a perilous voyage on the Runcorn Ferry courtesy of Marriott Edgar.

Peter Goodwright treats us to a perilous voyage on the Runcorn Ferry courtesy of Marriott Edgar.

03Bernie Clifton & Roy Hudd1991080820030913 (BBC7)
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03Kenneth Waller: Asparagus - Albert And The 'eadsman1991080820030906 (BBC7)
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Kenneth Waller (Grandad in Bread) brings you two of his favourite monologues: Asparagus, and Albert and the 'eadsman.

Recorded on 1991-06-14.

The actor (Grandad from 'Bread') brings us 'Asparagus' and 'Albert and the Headsman'.

04Roy Castle: Goalkeeper Joe - The Magna Charter1991081520040817 (BBC7)
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Recorded on 1991-07-19.

Roy Castle proves that dedication's what you need..

proves that dedication's what you need, with Marriott Edgar's 'Goalkeeper Joe' and 'The Magna Charter'.

Roy Castle proves that dedication's what you need, with Marriott Edgar's 'Goalkeeper Joe'.

The entertainer proves that dedication's what you need, with 'Goalkeeper Joe'.

The entertainer and presenter proves that dedication's what you need, with 'Goalkeeper Joe' and 'The Magna Charter'.

05Bernie Clifton: Three Ha'pence A Foot - The Battle Of Hastings1991082220030913 (BBC7)
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Recorded on 1991-07-26.

performs 'Three Ha'pence a foot' and 'The Battle of Hastings'.

More of Marriot Edgar's famous monologues.

Bernie Clifton performs 'Three Ha'pence a foot' and 'The Battle of Hastings'.

More of Marriot's famous monologues.

Bernie performs 'Three Ha'pence a foot' and 'The Battle of Hastings'.

The entertainer performs 'Three Ha'pence a foot' and 'The Battle of Hastings'.

06Roy Hudd: Jonah And The Grampus - Gunner Joe1991082920040819 (BBC7)
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Recorded on 1991-07-19.

The comedian and actor performs 'Jonah and the Grampus' and 'Gunner Joe'.

More of the famous monologues of Marriott Edgar. Roy Hudd performs 'Jonah and the Grampus' and 'Gunner Joe'.

More of the famous monologues of Marriott Edgar.

Roy Hudd performs 'Jonah and the Grampus' and 'Gunner Joe'.

07Les Dawson: The Channel Swimmer - The Recumbant Posture1991090520030920 (BBC7)
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's unique recitation of 'The Channel Swimmer' and 'The Recumbent Posture'.

Les Dawson's unique recitation of 'The Channel Swimmer' and 'The Recumbent Posture'.

Les Dawson's unique recitation of Marriott Edgar's 'The Channel Swimmer' and 'The Recumbent Posture'.

A Little Recitation from Les Dawson, who also remembers his uncle, Uriah Heep Dawson, the underwater swimmer.

Les Dawson brings his own individual style to two great monologues.

Les says that Marriott shows the warmth of the North - that is, Lancashire.

After all, Yorkshire's only there to keep the wind out!

Recorded on 1991-07-30.

's unique recitation of Marriott Edgar's 'The Channel Swimmer' and 'The Recumbent Posture'.

A Little Recitation from Les Dawson - who also remembers his uncle, Uriah Heep Dawson.

08 LASTBetty Driver1991091220100604 (BBC7)
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Coronation Street's Betty Driver performs three of Marriott Edgar's little gems.

Coronation Street's Betty Driver performs Marriott Edgar's The 'Ole in the Ark, Sam's Racehorse and George and the Dragon.

08 LASTBetty Driver: The Ole In The Ark - Sams Racehorse - George And The Dragon1991091220060714 (BBC7)
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Recorded on 1991-08-08.

Before she joined Coronation Street Betty Driver was a singer and dancer. Here she performs performs three of Marriott Edgar's little gems.

Coronation Street's Betty Driver performs Marriott Edgar's 'The 'Ole In The Ark', 'Sam's Racehorse' and 'George and the Dragon'.

Coronation Street's Betty Driver performs three of Marriott Edgar's little gems.

The actress (of Coronation Street fame) performs three of Marriott Edgar's little gems, including 'George and the Dragon'.

The actress (of Coronation Street fame) performs three of Marriott Edgar's little gems.