The Masterson Inheritance

An historical saga about a family at war with itself.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

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Christmas Special20111220 (BBC7)

The family face repercussions from a child's innocent gift.

Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton.

From December 1993.

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An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

Starring Josie Lawrence and Paul Merton , with Phelim McDermott ,

Caroline Quentin ,

Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. 1: The Curse of the Mastersons

Producer Phil Clarke

SEEJOSIE LAWRENCE 'S

KIND OF DAY page

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Unknown: Josie Lawrence

Unknown: Paul Merton

Unknown: Phelim McDermott

Unknown: Caroline Quentin

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Jim Sweeney.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Unknown: Seejosie Lawrence

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An improvised historical drama based entirely on audience suggestions. 2: The Mastersons and Johnson

The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble dryer.

With Josie Lawrence ,

Paul Merton and Phelim McDermott ,

Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930429]

Unknown: Josie Lawrence

Unknown: Paul Merton

Unknown: Phelim McDermott

Unknown: Caroline Quentin

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Jim Sweeney.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930506]

An improvised historical saga, based entirely on audience suggestions. 3: Scuruy!

The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic.

With Josie Lawrence. Paul Merton. Phelim McDermott.

Caroline Quenlin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930506]

Unknown: Josie Lawrence.

Unknown: Paul Merton.

Unknown: Phelim McDermott.

Unknown: Caroline Quenlin

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Jim Sweeney.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930513]

Improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions. 4: The Sweat of the Mastersons

A young

Charles Masterson seeks his fortune in Dickensian

London, a town seething with body-snatchers, opium dens and female impersonators - Withjosie Lawrence , Paul Merton ,

Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke

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Unknown: Charles Masterson

Unknown: Withjosie Lawrence

Unknown: Paul Merton

Unknown: Phelim McDermott

Unknown: Caroline Quentin

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Jim Sweeney.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930520]

Improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions. 5: The Tatting of the Mastersons

The Wild West is the setting for a show-down over faulty dental work!

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton ,

Phelim McDermott ,

Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

Producer Phil Clarke

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Improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions. Final Part:

The Mastersons Lose Everything

London 1890.

Auberon Masterson is the epitome of decadence, but will his unsavoury habits ruin the family? With

Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott ,

Caroline Quentin ,

Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930527]

Unknown: Auberon Masterson

Unknown: Josie Lawrence

Unknown: Paul Merton

Unknown: Phelim McDermott

Unknown: Caroline Quentin

Unknown: Lee Simpson

Unknown: Jim Sweeney.

Producer: Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930710]

Improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions.

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. 1: The Curse of the Mastersons Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930717]

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

2: The Mastersons and Johnson. The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble drier. Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930717]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930724]

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

3: Scurvy!The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic, but there are dangerous sheep lurking in them there waters. Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930724]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930807]

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

5: The Tatting of the Mastersons. A Wild West showdown overfaulty dental work. Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930807]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930814]

Last programme in the series, with Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.

6: The Mastersons Lose Everything Producer Phil Clarke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930814]
0101The Curse Of The Mastersons1993042219930710
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An historical saga about a family at war with itself.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

The improvised family saga starts in 1760. With Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney. From April 1993.

The improvised family saga starts in 1760.

With Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

From April 1993.

With Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

From 1993.

Aristocratic rabbits and emancipation? Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

Hobby - Slaving ; Gossip in the village - At it like rabbits.

Aristocratic rabbits and emancipation? Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney.

0102The Mastersons And Johnson1993042919930717
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The family's fate is linked with that of a tumble dryer. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From April 1993.

The family's fate is linked with that of a tumble dryer.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

From April 1993.

The fate of the Masterson family is linked with that of a tumble dryer.

With Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney.

Rural occupation - Miner ; Has a dream, longing - Blancmange ; Object - Tumble Dryer.

0103Scurvy1993050620080512 (BBC7)
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The family saga sets sail with dangerous sheep afloat. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

0103Scurvy!1993050619930724
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Dangerous sheep lurk in them there Atlantic waters.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence and Caroline Quentin.

Reason to travel - Heartbreak, gambling debts ; Cargo - Dynamite, rum and sheep ; Character Defect - Farting.

The family saga sets sail with dangerous sheep afloat.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

From May 1993.

The family saga sets sail with dangerous sheep afloat. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

0104The Sweat Of The Mastersons1993051320080519 (BBC7)
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The family saga of Big Ben, opium dens and men in frocks. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

The family saga of Big Ben, opium dens and men in frocks. From May 1993.

0105The Tatting Of The Mastersons1993052020080526 (BBC7)
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Family revenge in the Wild West over dodgy dental work. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

Family revenge in the Wild West over dodgy dental work. Improvised comedy from May 1993.

0106The Mastersons Lose Everything1993052720080602 (BBC7)
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Decadent Auderon's unsavoury habits threaten family ruin. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

0106 LASTThe Mastersons Lose Everything1993052720080602 (BBC7)
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Decadent Auderon's unsavoury habits threaten family ruin. Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From May 1993.

Decadent Auderon's unsavoury habits threaten family ruin. From May 1993.

01XMASThe Stuffing Of The Mastersons1993122519941225
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Preparation for CHRISTMAS - Light the oven ; Present - Rocking Horse ; Christmas Special - The Mastersons' CHRISTMAS Cracker.

The mock family saga faces up to the repercussions of a child's innocent CHRISTMAS gift!

0201Beware The Ides Of Masterson1994061119940825
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Ancient Rome witnesses terror, tyrants and togas. Improvised family saga with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From June 1994.

Ancient Rome witnesses terror, tyrants and togas.

Improvised family saga with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

From June 1994.

Ancient Rome provides the setting for a story of intrigue, terror, tyrants and togas.

Ancient Rome provides the setting for a story of intrigue, terror, tyrants and togas, based entirely on audience suggestions.

Something a Roman Patrician would do to relax - Milk bath ; Reason to assassinate someone - They are getting friendly with your wife ; God of Spelling

0202The Quest For The Other Rabbit's Foot1994061819940901
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Myths and mucking out at the court of King Arthur. Improvised family saga with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence. From June 1994.

A tale of myth, magic and mucking out the horses at the court of King Arthur. With Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.

A tale of myth, magic and mucking out the horses at the court of King Arthur.

With Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.

The adventures of the Mastersons at the court of King Arthur provide a tale of myth, magic and mucking out the horses.

Everyday occurrence in Camelot - Mucking out the horses ; Temptation - Can't resist chainmail ; Magical Object - Rabbit's foot that makes you invisible.

0203Last Word To The Mastersons1994062519940908
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Living off the land, will there be family tears before milking time? Improvised saga with Paul Merton. From June 1994.

Living off the land, will there be family tears before milking-time?

Today we are in 1840s Dorset as the Mastersons try and re-connect with the Land, but there are tears before milking-time.

Another dip into the turbulent history of the Masterson family in the improvised saga of a family at war with itself.

Rural Occupation - Village idiot ; Vice villagers are contemptuous of - Reading ; Village famous for - Peacock's feathers.

0206 LASTThe Mastersons Go Down1994071619940929
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Murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot aboard a luxury cruiser. Improvised family saga with Paul Merton. From July 1994.

Murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot aboard a luxury cruiser.

Improvised family saga with Paul Merton.

From July 1994.

The Mastersons are all aboard the Hercules, famed luxury cruiser, for a tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot.

The Mastersons are all aboard the Hercules, a famed luxury cruiser, for a tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot.

Something to do - Billiards ; Reason to go to AMERICA - Cookies ; Special Luggage - Parrot with a wide vocabulary.

The family are all aboard a luxury cruiser, for a tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot.

Starring Paul Merton.

0301The Masterson's Magical Marquee - Part 11995062419950626
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The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus. Stars Paul Merton. From July 1995.

The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus.

Stars Paul Merton.

From July 1995.

The improvised historical saga's two-part adventure at a Victorian circus.

Starring Josie Lawrence and Paul Merton.

An improvised historical saga about a family at war with itself.

With Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.

Reason to join circus - Wife ; Side-show - Novelty carrots ; Reason to hate circus - Mother stood on by an elephant.

0301The Masterson's Magical Marquee, Pt 120080721 (BBC7)
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The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus. Stars Paul Merton. From July 1995.

0302The Masterson's Magical Marquee - Part 21995070119950703
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The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus. With Josie Lawrence. From July 1995.

The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus.

With Josie Lawrence.

From July 1995.

Will Johnny join the circus and can Isabella the lion tamer find true love with Captain Pearson the ring master?

Will little Johnny run away to the circus and can Isabella the lion tamer find true love with Captain Pearson the ring master?

Set fire to the circus ; Steal the Siamese Twins.

0302The Masterson's Magical Marquee, Pt 220080728 (BBC7)
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The improvised historical family saga's two-part romp about a Victorian travelling circus. With Josie Lawrence. From July 1995.

0303Masterson Rides Again1995070819950710
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The life of young Billy at his Victorian boarding school. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From July 1995.

The life of young Billy at his Victorian boarding school.

Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton.

From July 1995.

Young Billy starts boarding school and meets some imposing figures but not before he receives some advice from his mother.

School occurrence - Flogging and cold showers ; School motto - Tell Lies and Succeed ; A skill or useful object - Conker.

As young Billy starts boarding school, his mother offers him some advice.

Improvised by Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

0304The Masterson Bunch1995071519950717
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Suffragettes split the family, sparking drama at the races. Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton. From July 1995.

Suffragettes split the family sparking drama at the races. From July 1995.

Suffragettes split the family sparking drama at the races.

Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton.

From July 1995.

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself with Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Josie Lawrence.

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself, based entirely on audience suggestions.

With Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

Ladylike occupation - Suffragette, Seamstress ; Betrayal - Adultery ; Way to protest - Chaining self to a horse.

0305The Pain Of The Mastersons1995072219950724
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The family find bohemian inspiration in the Lake District. Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.

The family find bohemian inspiration in the Lake District.

Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton.

From August 1995.

Romanticism touched even the Mastersons in the eighteenth century.

With Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin and Josie Lawrence.

An improvised historical saga about a family at war with itself.

With Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin.

A way to have fun - Eating toast ; Inspiration - Goat ; Special room - Torture Chamber.

The improvised historical family saga moves to the Bohemian world of the Romantic poets.

With Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

0306The St Valentine's Day Mastersons1995072920080915 (BBC7)
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Budding starlette Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.

0306 LASTThe St Valentines Day Massterson1995072919950731
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Budding starlette Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.

Budding starlette Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood.

Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton.

It's 1920s Hollywood, as Genevieve Masterson hits Tinseltown.

The improvised saga stars Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

Behind the scenes - Murder ; Blackmail - Sex change ; Star quality - Big bosoms.

Genevieve Masterson is drawn to the bright lights of 1920s Tinseltown.

Genevieve Masterson is on her way to Tinseltown.

It's 1920's Hollywood.

It's 1920s Hollywood and Genevieve Masterson is on her way to find fame.

Improvised comedy with Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

0306 LASTThe St Valentine's Day Masterson

03XMASThe Mastersons' Christmas Cracker1995122520031224 (BBC7)
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Preparation for CHRISTMAS - Rustling Mince Pies ; CHRISTMAS Tradition - Goose-upping ; A wish for CHRISTMAS - The love of a good woman.

An improvised family saga - with curious customs of an ancient culture.

The family's ancient culture reveals some curious customs.

Improvised historical saga with Paul Merton.

From December 1995.

The family face repercussions from a child's innocent gift.

From December 1993.