Odd Balls

Episodes

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01Emma Harper; Tussles In A Theme Village2001010320170830 (BBC7)

Ex-headteacher Emma Harper writes a column for a village newspaper, but when she is poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme leads to controversy, anger and revenge.

With Marcia Warren, David Holt, Ian Brooker and Robert Lister.

Directed by Julie Beckett.

On her local radio station, columnist Emma's gossip show slot stirs up the villagers.

Ex-headmistress Emma Harper writes a column for a village newspaper. But when she's poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme causes controversy, anger and revenge...

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Marcia Warren as Emma Harper, David Holt as Sid Rappaport, Ian Brooker as Mr Mole, Robert Lister as Major Drum, Geoff Holman as the Vicar, Sara Coward as Kylie Coward and Sharon Muircroft as Amelia Spratt

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

02Bill Bosun; Speedily To School2001011020170906 (BBC7)

Bill is the popular driver of the country school bus, whose speed at the wheel makes school journeys a hazard - and an adventure. With Shaun Curry, Peter Meakin, Russell Dixon and Jillie Meers

A school bus driver's way of helping anyone in a jam divides opinion among passengers.

Passengers love country school bus driver Bill Bosun, despite his speed making journeys both a hazard and an adventure.

But his weakness is an unwillingness to see anyone in a jam. Against instruction, he waits for late pupils and gives lifts to all kinds of folk and their dogs, ducks and hens.

The children adore him, but the school governors and local councillors have a different view.
Bill's future is in their hands...

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Shaun Curry as Bill, Peter Meakin as the Narrator, Russell Dixon as the Headmaster, Jillie Meers as Mrs Cupboard, Gillian Goodman as Mrs Gasper, Graham Colclough as Mr Pilchard, David Thorpe as Micky, Barry Farrimond as Freddie, Holly Grainger as Jenny and Will Haigh as Charlie.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

03Stan Rooker - Night Receptionist2001011720170913 (BBC7)

Late one Saturday night, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception. Stan Rooker is oddly reluctant to call the doctor. With Terry Molloy, Paul Copley and Barry Farrimond.

Late night at a hospital emergency unit, a good Samaritan's night goes from bad to worse.

Late one Saturday night, good Samaritan, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception. But Stan Rooker seems strangely reluctant to call the doctor.

Four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.

Stars Terry Malloy as Stan Rooker, Paul Copley as Wilfrid Parkin and Barry Farrimond as Knight.

Director: Julie Beckett
Producer: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

04 LASTJack Acorn, Disputed Inheritance20010124

When Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn, the general factotum. But Jack is not all he seems. With John Webb, Stephen Tomlin, Alex Trinder and Pauline Jefferson. Directed by Julie Beckett.